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

12.06.20 “Second Sunday of Advent”

“Joy to the World: The Earth Resounds”

Romans 8:19-23

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

Dear Bethel,

Join us for worship today, the Second Sunday of Advent, in person or online!

We will be offering an in-person worship service with the sacrament of Holy Communion in Bethel’s sanctuary at 10:00am and we would love to have you join us if you feel comfortable.You may also find today’s worship service on YouTube and posted to our Bethel UMC Facebook page. Links to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and an order of worship are shared below.  Bethel’s Facebook page:

Bethel’s YouTube channel:

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. Both Sheryl and Pastor Julie are working in the church office Monday through Thursday. 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

May the Peace of Christ surround you today, and always,
Pastor Julie 

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Sunday Worship at Home

Bethel UMC Columbia | Rev. Julie Songer Belman
December 6, 2020

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

Preparation and Prelude : 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. Use the beautiful music as a time to invite the Holy Spirit into your heart.

Offertory: “O Come, O Come Immanuel ” What a treat to hear from our Bethel choir today alone with Nancy Burkhalter on the flute!
My friends, your continued support of God’s ongoing work at Bethel UMC this year has been greatly 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.

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: “Emmanuel, Expected Jesus”   Enjoy this lovely anthem sung by our Bethel Choir, with accompaniment by Cellist Ryan Patane

Scripture: During the season of Advent, we are having a special worship series on Joy to the World!
Our Year of Mark will pick back up in January. Today, Pastor Julie is preaching on Psalm 85 and Romas 8: 19-23. We invite you to open your Bibles (or the Bible app on your phone!) at home and read along.

Sermon: “Joy to the World: The Earth Resounds!”

Benediction: Say these words aloud:  
Let us go forth singing with JOY on our lips and HOPE in our hearts,
And share the Good News of Christ’s coming with all. AMEN.

Go in Peace: Check on someone you love today.