Worship Planning

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22 Replies to “Worship Planning”

  1. Christmas 2020
    Advent special music every Sunday, live if possible since we’re going back to the sanctuary!
    Record candle liturgy for website.
    Jessica’s special music for December 27th.
    Live nativity on evening of December 20th. Recorded quiet Christmas music?
    Hanging the Greens on November 27th.
    Recorded zoom choir and play for December 20th or website.
    Set music to play on mobile devices.

  2. May 31st, Pentecost Sunday.
    Usually have a group picture of congregation present on this day. Sadly, due to virus we won’t be doing that.
    Special music by Judi Castleberry!
    Project pictures.
    Hope to do Holy Spirit Rain Down for prelude music if organist is available.
    Project lyrics?
    Spirit Song for Postlude.

  3. ROCC (Re-Open the Church Committee) met Thursday, May 11. More info as we get notes from the scribe. In the meantime, what I know is, we will continue with live music for the prelude and postlude, and the Doxology. We will have live individual singers when available. Phillip will be liturgist, reading the scripture and leading the Apostle’s Creed or Responsive Reading as directed by Pastor Randall. Pastor Randall will send scripture reference in advance. Kathy does not feel comfortable just yet in coming into the church because of family health issues. Karen Woodby will be available when possible. Karen Briggs will continue on the piano.
    Currently looking for someone to work on the organ. Also got permission from Carl Hensley to use the e-keyboard located in the choir room where we find choral music that needs transposing. Work out logistics of transporting it to the Sanctuary on Sunday morning after practice. I found out that we do have a cart available just for the choir so we do not have to use the one from the kitchen. Yay!

    Debi has volunteered to sing for us this Sunday, May 17th.

  4. Worship Committee Meeting Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 PM via ZOOM! Who is on that committee?
    I would like to have Easter music the first Sunday we have a physical worship service. The online services with Pastor Randall are great, but we need to sing to the joy of the risen Savior, anytime!!!

    1. We are doing just fine with our outdoor services, although I know that some people are really tired of social distancing. But we just have to press on as best we can and pray for this virus to be gone soon!
      July 19th Pastor Randall and his family are on a well-earned vacation, and I will be at my family reunion.
      Karen W will be playing and Mike will bring the message.

  5. All services and church gatherings have been cancelled for Three Rivers District from March 15 until further notice.
    How will we survive without Palm Sunday and Easter celebrations, the center of Christianity?

  6. Need a revised flower schedule – talked with Jean on 10/13.
    Karen Woodby not here on 10/20.
    For 10/20, “Plugged In”. John 15: 1-8
    I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, aske for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.

    1. The Parable of the Lost Sheep
      15 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
      3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
      The Parable of the Lost Coin
      8 “Or what woman having ten silver coins,[a] if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

  7. For September 1, 2019
    Matthew 11:28-30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
    28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

  8. August 11, 2019 WOrship Service Planning: Sermon is “Purses That Do Not Wear Out” and the scripture is Luke 12:32-40
    Kathy and Karen B will be the musicians. 🙂 See you Wednesday

  9. August 4th, 111th Anniversary Homecoming!
    Morning service prelude, “Led by the Master’s Hand”
    Afternoon service prelude, “Heavenly Sunlight / God Leads Us Along” arranged by W. Elmo Mercer
    Afternoon Song Service with Dan and Sue Henerson

  10. This is from the UMC Fellowship Reflections a while back;

    “…Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’”
    (John 1:46b, NRSV)
    Philip has become a follower of Jesus and he shares this news with Nathanael. Don’t you just love Philip’s description? “Come on Nathanael, you know who I’m talking about, Jesus son of Joseph of Nazareth.” And Nathanael’s reply, “Who? From Nazareth? Impossible!” So Philip, searching for the right words, throws up his hands and says, “Oh, just come and see!”
    Who of us has all the right words, names, phrases to describe a love so great, a power so amazing found in the person of Jesus? No one word or witness will do. Come and see. No one expression will do. Come and hear. Come and feel. Come with all your senses!
    Perhaps Philip is the patron saint of worship artists. As worship leaders, our mission is to invite others to come and see. Come. Bring all your senses. Come and see, hear, feel, touch. Come. Bring your own witness to the love of God made manifest through Jesus Christ.
    It is not our job to have all the answers and hand them to our congregation. No. In the spirit of our St. Philip, we invite all to come. We prepare the space and create the avenues for everyone to discover and know the love of Jesus.
    Loving Jesus, may I not wait for Sunday to open all my senses to experience Your love today!

    Nancy Hastings Hornsby
    Pastor and Retreat Leader
    North Alabama Conference of the UMC

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