Saturday, December 26, 2020

Dec27WorshipService

 A worship service for December 27, 2020

with video at https://youtu.be/5CyeI27Uu74

and bulletin and video at www.humphreys.org/sermons/27DecWorship

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dec20WorshipService

 A worship bulletin for December 20, 2020

The worship service at Lakeview UMC can be viewed live online at 10am
     at
www.facebook.com/lumcwv
and at Humphreys Memorial UMC at 11:30am
     at
www.facebook.com/humphreysmemorialunitedmethodistchurch

 

LV  Lakeview United Methodist Church 10:00am, Dec 20, 2020

HM Humphreys Memorial UMC             11:30am, Dec 20, 2020


Words of Welcome

Fourth Sunday of Advent                             candle of hope peace joy LOVE Christ

Greetings to all in the name of Christ our Savior! Welcome, guests and visitors!
               If you are without a church home, we would love to be yours.
                       See the end of this bulletin for contact information.

 

Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV)                                12/20/20

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[c] will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. ò

Mary’s Response:
Canticle of Mary                                     UMH 199

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
who has looked with favor on me, a lowly servant.

From this day all generations shall call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is the name of the Lord,
whose mercy is on those who fear God
from generation to generation.

The arm of the Lord is strong,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
God has cast down the mighty from their thrones
and lifted up the lowly.

God has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich empty away.
God has come to the aid of Israel, the chosen servant,
remembering the promise of mercy,
the promise made to our forebears,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

 

Advent Candle Lighting

We lit Advent candles of Hope and of Peace and of Joy
Today we light the fourth candle of Advent, the candle of Love.

“For God so loved the world, he gave us his only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in him would not perish but have everlasting love.” – John 3:16

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” – 1 John 4:10

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Love.


Hymn                            Love Came Down at Christmas          UMH 242
words: Christina G. Rossetti, 1885                                                         music: Trad. Irish

1.     Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, Love divine;
Love was born at Christmas; star and angels gave the sign.

2.     Worship we the God-head, Love incarnate, Love divine;
worship we our Jesus, but where-with for sacred sign?

3.     Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine;
love to God and neighbor, love for plea and gift and sign.


Opening Prayer                                     Advent                                UMH201

Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets
   to preach repentance  and prepare the way for our salvation. 
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
   that we may celebrate aright  the commemoration of the nativity, 
and may await with joy  the coming in glory of Jesus Christ  our Redeemer;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.
ò

 

Hymn                                   In the Bleak Midwinter                 UMH 221
words: Christina G. Rossetti, 1872                                            music: Gustav Holst, 1906

1.     In the bleak mid-winter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak mid-winter, long ago.

2.     Heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak mid-winter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

3.     Angels and arch-angels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

4.     What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.

Special Music                                Mary, Did You Know?     Rufus & Alan

 

2 Samuel 7:1-13, 16 (NRSV)                                                       12/20/20

God’s Covenant with David

Now when King David was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.”

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 

16 Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me; your throne shall be established forever. ò


Sermon

 

Response to the Word:        

Hymn                                      Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming   UMH 216
words: 15th cent. German                                                music: Alte Catholische Geistlight Kirchengesang, 1599

1.     Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as those of old have sung.
It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,
when half-spent was the night.

2.     Isaiah ’twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind;
with Mary we behold it, the Virgin Mother kind.
To show God’s love a-right, she bore to us a Savior,
when half-spent was the night.

3.     O Flower, whose fragrance tender with sweetness fills the air,
dispel in glorious splendor the darkness everywhere.
True man yet very God, from sin and death now save us,
and share our every load.


Affirmation of Faith                                                                   UMH 889

There is one God, and there is one mediator, Christ Jesus,
who came as a ransom for all, to whom we testify.

This saying is sure, and worthy of full acceptance:
That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners,
   and was manifested in the flesh,
   vindicated in the Spirit,
   seen by angels,
   proclaimed among the nations,
   believed in throughout the world,
   taken up in glory.
Great indeed is the mystery of the gospel. Amen.

 

Prayers, Lord’s Prayer, Blessing the Offering

If you have a celebration, petition or concern you’d like the pastor to hold in congregational prayer, please email kerry.w.bart@gmail.com and indicate whether or not you’d like the request to be made public.

 

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.

 

We say “yes” to God
   and we say “thank you” to God
      as we give to God our tithes and our offerings.

During this time of COVID19 precautions, we do not “pass the plate,”
but offering plates are available for your use before or after the worship service,
and offerings can be mailed to
Lakeview UMC – 2624 East Parkview Drive, St. Albans WV 25177
Humphreys Memorial UMC – PO Box 174, Tornado WV 25202

Sending forth
Leader: May God fill you with joy.
People: Come, Lord Jesus!

Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
   and the love of God, 
   and the communion of the Holy Spirit
      be with you all.
People: Amen.


Closing Hymn                     When Christmas Morn is Dawning UMH 232
words: Elisabeth Ehrenborg-Posse, 1856                                       music: German Folk Tune

1.    When Christmas morn is dawning, I wish that I could be
there by the manger-cradle, God’s Son, newborn, to see.
There by the manger-cradle, God’s Son, newborn, to see.

2.    How kind of you, our Savior, for us to come to earth.
O may we not by sinning, despise your lowly birth.
O may we not by sinning, despise your lowly birth.

3.    We need you, O Lord Jesus, to be our dearest friend.
Your love will guard and guide us and keep us to life’s end.
Your love will guard and guide us and keep us to life’s end.


PK’s Scripture Reading Invitation

I found it energizing to know others were reading the same thing I was; the point being read Scripture. The invitation for you to join me in reading continues:

We are reading the chapter of Luke that matches the date!

 


Calendar Items

Daily prayer with Bishop Sandra: https://www.wvumc.org/daily-prayer-with-bishop-sandra/

Daily online Advent devotions: https://www.wvumc.org/2020-advent-laity-devotions  

Mon Dec 21, 6:30pm   Blue Christmas online service
                                     www.WordsFromPK.blogspot.com/2020/12/BlueChristmas.html

Wed Dec 23, 3pm    Zoom Bible Study. Topic: Advent 4
                                zoom meeting ID: 870 238 944 98
                                password: 7799
                                phone in: (929) 205 6099

Wed Dec 23, 7:00pm   Christmas Eve Eve online worship service
                                     www.WordsFromPK.blogspot.com/2020/12/XMEE.html

 

 

Lakeview United Methodist Church             Humphreys Memorial UMC
www.lakeviewunitedmethodistchurch.net                       www.humphreysumc.org
On Facebook @lumcwv                           On Facebook @humphreysmemorialunitedmethodistchurch
2624 East Parkview Drive, St. Albans WV 25177            7799 Coal River Road, Tornado WV 25202

 

Pastor Kerry William Bart   email: kerry.w.bart@gmail.com  cellphone: (610) 304-5437

 


Be sure to check out:

- Daily Advent devotions: https://www.wvumc.org/2020-advent-laity-devotions/

- Daily prayer by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball: https://www.wvumc.org/daily-prayer-with-bishop-sandra/

 

 

AS OF DECEMBER 18, we have decided that we will be “online only” for the next while.

- Dec. 21, 6:30pm, “Blue Christmas” worship service (online): https://WordsFromPK.blogspot.com/2020/12/BlueChristmas.html

- Dec. 23, 6:30pm, Christmas Eve Eve worship service: (live at Humphreys, also online, https://WordsFromPK.blogspot.com/2020/12/XMEE.html)

- Jan. 3, 11:30am, Wesley Covenant Renewal worship service, with Holy Communion

 

 

Pastor Kerry shares in a worship service for December 20, 2020

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, the candle of Love

Bulletin can be downloaded from www.humphreysumc.org/sermons/20decworship

XMEE

Christmas Eve Eve online worship service

December 23, 7pm

link for bulletin and YouTube video: http://humphreysumc.org/sermons/christmaseveeve/

YouTube video: http://youtu.be/J0JmGP0ezu0

BlueChristmas

Blue Christmas online worship service

December 21, 7:00pm

A Blue Christmas worship service for the "Longest Night"
https://youtu.be/9gIuZHr3tao

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

CharlieFry

 A service to celebrate the life of Charlie Fry
held Dec 16 2020 at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar, WV

A service of Death and Resurrection for Charlie Fry. December 16, 2020.
from UMBOW. Pastor Kerry Bart, eulogy

GREETING

Friends, we have gathered here to celebrate the life of Charlie Fry, born Charles Emery Fry, July 14, 1930, entered into eternal rest Dec 7, 2020.  He was 90 years 4 months and 23 days old (33,019).  I had to calculate that, but God knew already.

We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. 

May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort, in sorrow hope, in death resurrection.

 

PRAYER

Blessed be the God who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction  with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Jesus, Friend and Lord and Savior, you wept at the grave of Lazarus. You know all our sorrows. Receive our tears, and bind up the wounds of our hearts. Through the mystery of pain, bring us into closer communion with you and with one another. Raise us from death into life. And grant in your mercy, that with Charlie who has died and returned to you, we may come to live, with you and with all whom we love, in the home you have prepared for us, eternal in the heavens. Amen.

 

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
   he makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
   he restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil;
for thou art with me;
    thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil,
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    for ever.

 

A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes

What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.


EULOGY

Today is a blustery day. Heavy rains from here to NC coast, snowing over most of PA. Covid took another life dear to us when Charlie breathed his last breath 9 days ago, holding Carol’s hand. It has taken another 25,000 in the US since then. That’s more than the population of St Albans, CrossLanes, and Dunbar combined.

Today IS a blustery day. It is a call to grieve, and it is also a call to dream. Jefferson County schools are closed today to *celebrate* the first official snow day of this crazy school year. Students and teachers alike, families and support staff have been invited by the superintendent to go sledding and to sip hot cocoa while reading by the fire. Or napping.

We have to dream. God has “set eternity” in our hearts. We are able to have satisfaction in our labors and in our recreation (literally, thank God) but we also cling to the future with hopeful but impatient anticipation.

And while we are gathered here in the cold rain without Charlie’s family, grieving Charlie’s death, let us also be thankful for his life, for the moments – the many beautiful as well as occasional frustrating moments – of Charlie’s life. All of our lives were in some way enhanced because of Charlie’s place in it.

And I believe that’s because we’re made to be in relationship, in part, for times such as these. To comfort one another in times of grief and brokenness, to nurture health and life where it has been taken.

I believe that God’s grand design for creation is to make all things new, and that just like a baby in the womb knows not what comes after birth, we know not what comes after death. Jesus said that it is after a seed falls into the ground and dies that it is released to produce new fruit, and in a way that fulfills the seed.

 

I’d share this piece of Native American wisdom:

And Why?

You shall ask
What good are dead leaves
And I will tell you
They nourish the sore earth.
You shall ask
What reason is there for winter
And I will tell you
To bring about new leaves.
You shall ask
Why are the leaves so green
And I will tell you
Because they are rich with life.
You shall ask
Why must summer end
And I will tell you
So that leaves will die.

And among all the great and wonderful things God has made and God can see, God can see our pains and our griefs, God bids us come and rest in him and he will wipe the tears from our eyes and give us peace because you are loved beyond measure.

Your presence here today bears testimony to Charlie’s life, and to his memory. 

Church choir director Tracie shares this recording in Charlie's memory
https://youtu.be/rjX0WKIzYKw

Charlie, we honor your life.  We thank you for being son, brother, friend, husband, father, grandfather and great. Thank you for your service to our country. Charlie, may Almighty God have mercy on your soul, may he forgive your every sin, and celebrate every good and righteous act in your life, and may he welcome you into his eternal home.

 

PRAYER of COMMENDATION

God of us all, your love never ends.  When all else fails, you still are God.  We pray to you for one another in our need, and for all, anywhere, who mourn with us this day.  To those who doubt, give light; to those who are weak, strength; to all who have sinned, mercy; to all who sorrow, your peace.  Keep true in us the love with which we hold one another.  In all our ways we trust you. 

Almighty God, in your keeping there is shelter from the storm, and in your mercy there is comfort for the sorrows of life. As we go from this place and carry in our hearts the sorrow of Charlie’s death, hear our prayer for those who mourn and are heavy laden. Lighten their darkness with your love, and give to them strength to walk in your light. Enable them to see beyond the things of this mortal world the promise of the eternal. Help them to know that your care enfolds all your people, that you are our refuge and our strength, and that underneath are your everlasting arms. Amen.

O Lord, support us all the day long of our troubled life, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and our work is done.  Then in your mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

And now, the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.


May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His Hand.


This ends the service celebrating the life of Charlie Fry. 


Friday, December 4, 2020

Dec6WorshipService

 placeholder for Worship service and bulletin information

for Sunday December 6, 2020

for Lakeview UMC and Humphreys UMC

Bulletin information is listed below (low formatting)

Lakeview's worship service will be viewable at 10am at www.Facebook.com/LUMCWV

and Humphreys' will be the same prerecorded service.


Please contact me with prayer concerns or celebrations, or questions you may have.

kerry dot w dot bart at gmail dot com



A worship bulletin for December 6, 2020
The worship service at Lakeview UMC can be viewed live online at 10am
     at
www.facebook.com/lumcwv
and at Humphreys Memorial UMC at 11:30am
     at
www.facebook.com/humphreysmemorialunitedmethodistchurch

 

On Friday 12/4 the leadership of both churches chose to forego in-person worship on 12/6, opting to offer a pre-recorded service from PK’s home.

 

LV  Lakeview United Methodist Church   10:00am, Dec 6, 2020

HM Humphreys Memorial UMC               11:30am, Dec 6, 2020

 

 

Words of Welcome

Second Sunday of Advent                    candle of hope PEACE joy love Christ

Greetings to all in the name of Christ our Savior! Welcome, guests and visitors!
            If you are without a church home, we would love to be yours.
                    See the end of this bulletin for contact information.

 

 

Mark 1:1-8 (CEB)                                        12/06/20

The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son. 
It happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah:

Look, I am sending my messenger before you.
He will prepare your way,
a voice shouting in the wilderness:
        “Prepare the way for the Lord;
        make his paths straight.”[Isaiah 40:3]

John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins. Everyone in Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to the Jordan River and were being baptized by John as they confessed their sins. John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. He announced, “One stronger than I am is coming after me. I’m not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals. 
I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
ò

 


Hymn                           It Came upon the Midnight Clear         UMH 218
words: Edmund H. Sears, 1849                                      music: Richard Storrs Willis, 1850

1.     It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men, from heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing.

4.     For lo! the days are hastening on, by prophet seen of old,
when with the ever-circling years shall come the time foretold
when peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendors fling,
and the whole world send back the song which now the angels sing.

 

A Responsive Reading from Psalm 85                                          UMH 806

Lord, you showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin.

You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.
Restore us again, O God of our salvation
and put away your indignation toward us!

Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.

Let me hear what God will speak,
for the Lord will speak peace to his people,
to his faithful, to those who turn to the Lord in their hearts.
Surely salvation is at hand for those who fear the Lord,
that glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before the Lord, and make God’s footsteps a way.

 

Advent Candle Lighting

Last Sunday we lit the first candle of Advent, the candle of Hope.
Today we light the second candle of Advent, the candle of Peace.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Col 3:15

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Peace.

 

Opening Prayer                                     Advent                                UMH201

Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets
   to preach repentance  and prepare the way for our salvation. 
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
   that we may celebrate aright  the commemoration of the nativity, 
and may await with joy  the coming in glory of Jesus Christ  our Redeemer;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.
ò

 

 

Special Music

 

 

2 Peter 3:8-15a (NRSV)                                                               12/06/20

But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.

11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? 13 But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home.

14 Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation. ò

 

 

Sermon

 

 

 

 


Response to the Word:        

Hymn                                            Emmanuel, Emmanuel          UMH 204
words & music: Bob McGee, 1976

Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel.
God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.   (sung twice)

 

Holy Communion
with 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.

 

Prayer After Communion

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
   in which you have given yourself to us.
Grant that we may go into the world
   in the strength of your Spirit,
   to give ourselves for others,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Offering

We say “yes” to God
   and we say “thank you” to God
      as we give to God our tithes and our offerings.

During this time of COVID19 precautions, we do not “pass the plate,”
but offering plates are available for your use before or after the worship service,
and offerings can be mailed to
Lakeview UMC – 2624 East Parkview Drive, St. Albans WV 25177
Humphreys Memorial UMC – PO Box 174, Tornado WV 25202

 

Sending forth
Leader: Into the chaos, the Lord speaks peace.
People: Come, Lord Jesus!

Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
   and the love of God, 
   and the communion of the Holy Spirit
      be with you all.
People: Amen.

Closing Hymn                              O Come, All Ye Faithful         UMH 234
words & music: John F. Wade, 1743

1.     O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

    Refrain:     O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
                    O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.


2.     True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

    Refrain:     O come, let us adore him …

3.     Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;
    Refrain:     O come, let us adore him …

 

 

 

PK’s Scripture Reading Invitation

I found it energizing to know others were reading the same thing I was; the point being read Scripture. The invitation for you to join me in reading continues:

We are reading the chapter of Luke that matches the date!

 

 

Calendar Items

Daily online Advent devotions: https://www.wvumc.org/2020-advent-laity-devotions/

Wed Dec 9, 3pm    Zoom Bible Study. Topic: Advent 2
                                zoom meeting ID: 870 238 944 98
                                password: 7799
                                phone in: (929) 205 6099

Sun Dec 13              Third Sunday of Advent.
                                 Candle of JOY

 

 


Lakeview United Methodist Church             Humphreys Memorial UMC
www.lakeviewunitedmethodistchurch.net                       www.humphreysumc.org
On Facebook @lumcwv                           On Facebook @humphreysmemorialunitedmethodistchurch
2624 East Parkview Drive, St. Albans WV 25177            7799 Coal River Road, Tornado WV 25202

 

Pastor Kerry William Bart   email: kerry.w.bart@gmail.com  cellphone: (610) 304-5437

 

 

 

Be sure to check out:

- Daily Advent devotions: https://www.wvumc.org/2020-advent-laity-devotions/

- Daily prayer by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball: https://www.wvumc.org/daily-prayer-with-bishop-sandra/

 

 

AS OF DECEMBER 5, we have not changed our plans for a “Christmas Eve Eve” worship service for both churches to be held at Humphreys Memorial UMC on Wednesday December 23 at 6:30pm.
We recognize the possibility that in-person worship may not be feasible, but we will try to keep communication open and up-to-date at the links below.

- Dec. 21, 6:30pm, “Blue Christmas” worship service (online): https://WordsFromPK.blogspot.com/2020/12/BlueChristmas.html

- Dec. 23, 6:30pm, Christmas Eve Eve worship service: (live at Humphreys, also online, https://WordsFromPK.blogspot.com/2020/12/XMEE.html)

- Jan. 3, 11:30am, Wesley Covenant Renewal worship service, with Holy Communion