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

03.21.21 “Getting Caught Up in the Drama”

Mark 12:1-12

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Sunday Worship at Home
Bethel UMC Columbia | Rev. Julie Songer Belman
March 7, 2021

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.

Welcome: Thank you for joining us! We pray you will be blessed by your time of worship with us today.

Prelude: “Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord
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. 

Offertory: “Take Time to Be Holy”
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Pastoral Prayer: Please join with Pastor Reggie as he 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.

Anthem: “Mercy and Grace ” 
We know you will enjoy this lovely piece sung by our Bethel Choir with lovely accompaniment on flute by Nancy Burkhalter.

Scripture: This morning we continue our year long journey through the Gospel of Mark. Today is Week 28 and Pastor Julie is preaching on Mark 12:1-12.  We invite you to open your Bibles (or the Bible app on your phone!) at home and read along.

Sermon: Getting Caught Up In The Drama!  Rev. Julie Songer Belman

Benediction: Say these words aloud:  Fix your eyes on the Lord. Place your hand in His Hand, trusting in his guiding and comfort. Go into this world, that needs so much the words of healing love, and bring the good news of God’s absolute love and presence to all people. Go in peace. AMEN.

Go in Peace: Check on someone you love today.