Avent Ferry United Methodist Church is a Christ centered community of faith that is committed to reaching out to and embracing all individuals. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we are making intentional efforts toward celebrating diversity and being genuinely welcoming and inclusive of all individuals. As a Reconciling United Methodist Church, we follow Jesus Christ by loving and accepting: All Ages, All Races, All Abilities, All Cultures, All Ethnicities, All National Origins, All Education Levels, All Gender Identities, All Sexual Orientations, All Socio-Economic Statuses, All Family or Marital Statuses.
Join Us For Worship Service, Sunday August 9th!!!
Order of Worship August 9th, 2020, 10th Sunday After Pentecost
For the Avent Ferry UMC Worship Video Click Here The worship video will be available live at 11:00am. Text for hymns are found below each hymn. Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.
Prelude: Peace Be Still by Mary Ann Baker Gregory Dixon Please post your prayer requests and praises in the YouTube chat box, or email concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeting & Opening Prayer……………………………Juliet Kallon New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us the desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
Opening Hymn: “Wade in the Water” #2107 in The Faith We Sing Words and Music: African-American Spiritual (John 5:2-9), arranged by Carl Haywood
Refrain: “Wade in the water, wade in the water, children, wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water. Wade in the water, wade in the water, children, wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.”
1. “See that host all dressed in white, God’s a-gonna trouble the water. The leader looks like the Israelite, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.” [Refrain]
2. “See that band all dressed in red, God’s a-gonna trouble the water. Looks like the band that Moses led, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.” [Refrain]
3. “Look over yonder, what do I see? God’s a-gonna trouble the water. The Holy Ghost a-coming on me, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.” [Refrain]
4. “If you don’t believe I’ve been redeemed, God’s a-gonna trouble the water. Just follow me down to Jordan’s stream, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.” [Refrain]
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28…..Juliet Kallon
Prayers of the People: Please comment with your prayer concerns and especially offer up those things that cause your soul to be in a place of deep lament this day. After each prayer concern… Leader: Lord in your mercy All: Hear our prayers
Prayer for closing prayers of the people: God of mercy, be with your people. Be with those who are hurting, suffering, and doubting. Let your Spirit shower us so we may feel your comfort and peace. Hear our prayers that are shared outloud and those not mentioned. For you O’ God, know what pains our hearts and minds. As we approach the school year, be with all the students, staff, and faculty as they navigate new waters with this pandemic. We give thanks for all you have done and for all that you are going to do in our lives. We pray in the name of the most merciful, gracious, and loving God. Amen.
Hymn of Preparation:“You are Mine” #2218 in The Faith We Sing Words and Music by David Haas (Ps 26:10, Isa 43:1, John 14:27)
1. “I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from all your fear. You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice, be still, and know I am here.
2. I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night, I will be your light, come and rest in Me.
Do not be afraid, I am with you I have called you each by name Come and follow Me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine.
3. I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know My name.
Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow Me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine.
4. I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am the peace the world cannot give. I will call your name, embracing all your pain, Stand up, now, walk, and live!
Do not be afraid, I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow Me, I will bring you home; I love you and you are mine.”
Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-33…………………..Juliet Kallon
Sermon: “From Below We Rise” Pastor Juan
Giving of our tithes and offerings…………………..Juliet Kallon You can do this with no fee through your bank’s online bill pay option. It is easy to set up for automatic monthly giving. Or, you can use this link: Online Giving
Offertory: ………………..*Solo*……………………Marcel Pietrus
Prayer after receiving…………………………………Juliet Kallon Forgiving God, the first offering you ask for is the giving of ourselves, loving you and others boldly, refusing to let our fear of the storms around us keep us from taking risks. Forgive us for times when you have called us to leave our places of comfort, and we’ve ignored the call. Forgive us when our giving has not grown beyond our safety zone, but you blessed our gifts and us anyway. For those times when we dared to put our foot outside the boat and then sank up to our knees, thank you for not taking your hand away. For all this, we give thanks in the holy name of Jesus, our Savior. Amen.
Closing Hymn: “Bind Us Together” #2226 in The Faith We Sing Words and Music by Bob Gillman (Col 3:14)
“Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love.
There is only one God, There is only one King; There is only one body, that is why we sing.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love.”