Our in-person worship time is 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day Weekend. Wednesday and Thursday Bible studies are currently on summer break. Our Thrift Shop is open on Saturdays from 10-2 and always in need of volunteers ~ simply contact Tracy S. or the church office.
CALL TO WORSHIP
We have come into His house
AND GATHERED IN HIS NAME, TO WORSHIP HIM.
Let’s forget about ourselves and concentrate on Him
AND WORSHIP CHRIST THE LORD.
WE WOULD LIKE NOTHING MORE
THAN TO SIT AT YOUR FEET AND BASK IN YOUR TEACHING.
AND YET WORRIES AND WORKLOADS ROB US OF INNER PEACE.
HELP US TO FIND THE BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY,
ACTIVITY AND REST. TEACH US HOW TO HONOR YOU
IN BOTH BUSYNESS AND STILLNESS. AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE: Psalm 86:9, New International Version
All the nations you have made
will come and worship before you, Lord;
they will bring glory to your name.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
OPENING SONG: Jonny Diaz, “Breathe”
This is a fan video that is actually better than the official video! The song is inspired by the story of Mary and Martha, which Fred will be preaching on below. Note: while we love most of the video, we do not condone littering! We are confident that the video staff cleaned up after themselves. 🙂
(Note: Add your own prayers at the beginning or end)
Lord Jesus, we ask your divine intervention for those in need: for Rose A. as she recovers from last week’s procedure to drain fluid around her heart, for Kathleen M. as she regains mobility in her neck, for for healing of Ruth W.’s leg bone, and for Karen K. in adjustments after surgery and treatments.
Bless all those struggling with cancer, especially Liz S., Dannie M., Tracy S.’s brother Paul, and Brie’s boyfriend’s father Paul. Provide them with love, support encouragement and healing.
We pray for others in our church family who are going through times of need: for Pat, Jim, Sue, Janet, Joan, Karen K, Lois, Lily, Ken, Harriet, Diane, Laurie and Paul; for all members of our extended family who are suffering; for this nation and for the world.
We come to you now in silent prayer …
Lord, as you know what is written in our hearts, attend now to our spirits, we pray in your name, Amen.
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 10:38-42, New International Version
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
SUNDAY SERMON (Video: Fred Seeba)
A big thank you to Fred for filling in this week!
Please use this time to make out a check to the church (Sayville United Methodist Church, 164 Greene Avenue, Sayville NY 11782). Thank you to all who have been contributing during this time, and helping the church to pay its bills! As you write, please enjoy Tanae’s version of “Take Time to Be Holy.”
Thank you, Lord, for teaching us that there is a time to work and a time to rest. Thank you for the Sabbath Day and the rejuvenation it offers. Whether at work, at play, or at rest, may all we do honor you. Amen.
This week, may we seek balance in our lives, remembering to take time to be holy and to speak oft with our Lord. May our time at the feet of Jesus give us the energy for all of our daily tasks; may we be renewed in mind and spirit. Amen.
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Thank you to Fred and Tanae for helping with today’s online service!
And thank you for worshiping with us! We wish you God’s blessing of peace.