Order of Worship Sunday, February 14, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
CALL TO WORSHIP
Is someone here moving toward the twilight of life and fearful of that which we call death?
Why be afraid? God is able.
Is someone here on the brink of despair because of the death of a loved one, the breaking of a marriage, or the waywardness of a child?
Why despair? God is able to give us the power to endure that which cannot be changed?
Is someone here anxious because of bad health?
Why be anxious? COme what may, God is able.
Surely God is able.
OPENING HYMN: “We Shall Overcome” #533 UMH
OPENING PRAYER For the decisions before us, Lord, make plain your way. For the actions our decisions require, grant us courage and resolve. For those touched by the decisions we make, fill us with compassion and guide us with your wisdom. In the name of Jesus Christ, in whom we live, lead, and pray. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Isaiah 40:21-31
SERMON “Heal the Sick, Raise the Dead, Change the World” Rev. David Nicol
SPECIAL MUSIC: “Let There be Peace on Earth” HUMC Virtual Choir
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY #94 UMH
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Holy and loving God, bring calm to our lives this day. At times, we look at the problems of the world and feel that there is little difference we can make. What can our offerings in this congregation do in light of the turmoil, the hunger, the disease, and the pain in this world? At other times, we feel proud of ourselves for our generosity. As we give these gifts this day, O Lord, help us live in the tension between thinking we can do everything and fearing we can do nothing. We give in faith and with faith. In the name of Jesus, who had nothing but possessed everything. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
HYMN “Leave it There” #522 UMH