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

06.28.20 “The Hope We’ve All Been Waiting For”

Isaiah 25:6-9

Good morning, friends,

We invite you to join us for worship today!

We will be holding in-person worship in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m., though with the continued rise in Coronavirus numbers this week, we understand that many of you will need to stay home. If you choose to worship virtually, you may find today’s service on YouTube, uploaded to our Bethel UMC Facebook page and shared on our Bethel website. Links to these sites and an order of worship are shared below. 

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 remains closed to the public, but we are checking the voicemail messages and emails regularly.  The telephone number to the church office is (803) 787-3058 and the church office email is

Pastor Julie and Pastor Reggie may be reached directly on their personal cell phones at any time.
Julie Belman: (803) 319-6169
Reggie Rowell: (843) 697-6967

*REMEMBER* there are some things everyone can do to help enhance the Sunday morning experience.

• Subscribe to the Bethel YouTube channel at  

• Like the Bethel Methodist Columbia Facebook page at Feel free to share our content on your own personal social media pages and invite your friends and family to like our Bethel Facebook page as well.

• Regularly visit the virtual worship page at  You can stream all video content directly from our website.

• Whichever platform you use, please click the like button on the videos you watch and comment on them! We love knowing that you are engaged and present with us!  This helps other people see them as well.

These are new ways to live into our mission of following Jesus by loving God and loving our neighbors.  Thank you for your commitment to Christ through the ministries of Bethel UMC and our shared mission:  Knowing, Loving, Serving… so the world will know Christ’s Love!

In Faith,
Rev. Julie Belman
(803) 319-6169

Sunday Worship at Home
Bethel UMC Columbia | Rev. Julie Songer Belman
June 28, 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.

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

Prelude: “We Are God’s People”
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. 

Prayers of the People:  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.

Scripture:  This week Pastor Julie is preaching on Isaiah 25:6-9.
We invite you to open your Bibles (or the Bible app on your phone!) at home and read along.

Sermon:  The Hope We’ve All Been Waiting For”  Rev. Julie Songer Belman
Listen to, watch, or read a sermon. You can find access to all of Bethel’s recent sermons on our website:

Anthem:  “Spirit of God” 
Enjoy this beautiful piece sung by Marian Scullion, accompanied by Bill Webb and Nancy Burkhalter.

Offertory:  “Be Thou My Vision” played by our Bill Webb and Nancy Burkhalter.
Your continued support of God’s ongoing work at Bethel UMC is sincerely appreciated. 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 these words aloud:  
May the HOPE of Christ upholdus today!
And may God go with us on our journey, 
All of our days. AMEN!

Go in Peace: Check on someone you love today.