Knowing, Loving, Serving…
So the World Will Know Christ’s Love

Worship at Home | First Sunday of Eastertide

Jesus said, “Do not doubt but believe.”
Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
John 20:27-28

Blessings to you this first Sunday of Eastertide!

You may find our worship service on YouTube and posted to our Bethel UMC Facebook page at 9am Sunday morning.  You will also be able to access it any time after. An order of worship is shared below. 

Today’s Worship Service may be found on Facebook here:

Today’s Worship Service may be found on YouTube here:

If you would like to receive a DVD of our worship service please email a request to Sheryl at
We would be happy to send you one!

If you are in need, please do not hesitate to let us know. The church office is closed, but we are checking the voicemail messages and emails regularly. The telephone number to the church office is (803) 787-3058 both Pastor Reggie and I may be reached directly on our personal cell phones at any time.
Julie Belman: (803) 319-6169
Reggie Rowell: (843) 697-6967

May the Spirit of our Resurrected Lord fill you with JOY today, and always,
Pastor Julie

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Sunday Worship at Home

Bethel UMC Columbia | Rev. Julie Songer Belman

April 19, 2020

Preparation: Find a spot in your home for yourself/your family to engage in worship. Include your Bible, a candle and a lighter or matches (or battery operated candle or low wattage table lamp), if possible. You might consider a small cross, as well.

PreludeCrown Him With Many Crowns
While Bill plays the prelude, we invite you to light or turn on the candle/lamp to acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit in your worship. Take a deep breath and give thanks for God’s presence.

Welcome: Thank you for joining us! We pray you will be blessing by your time worshipping with us today.

Prayers of the People: Please join Pastor Julie as she prays today. Pray for yourself, your family, your church community, your city, your state, your country, our world. Pray for the global health situation, particularly for those who are sick, those who are lonely, those who are gripped by fear, those who are facing financial hardship, those without safe shelter, those who are hungry, our healthcare workers, our leaders in every realm. Give thanks, once again, for God’s faithfulness and seek God’s guidance for ways to offer love and grace in the world right now.

The Lord’s Prayer:  Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Expression of Faith: The Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

Anthem:  Enjoy this beautiful anthem played by our Bethel handbells!

Scripture: The text Pastor Julie is preaching on this week is John 20:19-31

Sermon: Listen to, watch, or read a sermon. You can find access to all of Bethel’s recent sermons on our website:

Offertory: Oceans played by Lindsay Conrath
We greatly appreciate your continued support of Bethel UMC. Contributions to the mission of Bethel {Knowing, Loving, Serving: so the world may experience Christ’s Love!} may be made by mailing a check to 4600 Daniel Drive, Columbia SC 29206 or giving online at:
You may also contact your bank to have them draft a check on your behalf.

Benediction: Say this verse aloud:
May the God of peace,
who raised from the dead our Lord Jesus,
provide us with every good thing we need
in order to do his will;
and the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
be with us now and forever. Amen.Go in Peace: Check on someone you love today.