Good morning, everyone! We continue to meet online and in person, and are glad for all of our worshipers, whether home, away or at church! Tammy’s new Sunday School lesson can be found on our Sunday School page. Every day we add a new post right here on the website that automatically pops up on Facebook and Twitter as well. If you missed any of this week’s posts, just scroll down to see them!
Wednesday Bible studies meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study meets Thursdays at 7 at the Bayport UMC. 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 (From Psalm 27)
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
THE LORD IS THE STRONGHOLD OF MY LIFE;
OF WHOM SHALL I BE AFRAID?
Though a host camp against me, my heart shall not fail;
THOUGH WAR RISE AGAINST ME,
YET I WILL BE CONFIDENT.
Wait for the LORD; sing and make melody;
WAIT FOR THE LORD; BE STRONG,
AND LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE.
THANK YOU FOR OUR MOTHERS, OUR GRANDMOTHERS, AND EVERY GENERATION OF WOMEN IN OUR LIVES: THOSE WHO GAVE US LIFE, THOSE WHO HELPED US TO GROW, AND THOSE WHO LOVE US STILL. MOST ESPECIALLY, WE THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO SHARED THEIR FAITH WITH US AND WHO CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US TODAY. THANK YOU, LORD! AMEN.
WORDS OF ASSURANCE: Hebrews 4:16, Good News Bible
Let us have confidence and approach God’s throne, where we will receive mercy and find peace to help us just when we need it.
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: Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
This is one of the happiest videos you’ll ever see ~ it’s about having the courage to be who you are, a lesson we hear from our moms!
(Note: Add your own prayers at the beginning or end)
Lord Jesus, we thank you for our mothers and for all women who have treated us with a mother’s tender care. We thank you for the generations before us who have shaped our faith, and the people who are encouraging us yet today. May all mothers feel your blessing today.
We pray for an end to the global pandemic. We are thankful for the progress that is being made in our nation, but we are worried about other nations, especially India and Brazil. Send doctors, nurses, scientists and vaccines to all who need your divine intervention, and give us reason to praise.
We thank you that Rose is home and ask for complete healing from her heart condition. Be with Karen G. as she recovers from surgery, and bless her with your loving kindness.
Be with those who are battling cancer, especially Liz S., Tracy S.’s brother Paul, Brie’s boyfriend’s father and Janet C.’s relative Rolene. Be with Liz during her recovery at Momentum and with Paul and Rolene during their treatments. Lift their spirits and heal their bodies.
We pray for others in our church family who are going through times of need: for Ursula, Amy, Pat, Jim, Sue, Janet, Joan, Lois, Dannie, Kathleen, Lily, Ken, Bunny, Harriet, Diane, Laurie & Steve, Paul, and Ruth; 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.
Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9, Good News Bible)
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
~ Psalm 139:13-16, NIV
I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6, Good News Bible)
SUNDAY MEDITATION (Video followed by similar print version):
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 playing “The Gift of Love.”
Thank you God, for caring for us like a mother hen watching over her chicks. Lead us to care for each other in your name. We return to you what you have already given to us; help us to use these gifts to honor your kingdom. Amen.
As we go forth, may we do so with the confidence that comes from knowing the Lord and walking in the Lord’s paths, and may we encourage each other all the more, carrying on the work that God has already begun in us. Amen.
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Thank you to Kaitlyn and Tanae for helping with today’s online service!
And thank you for worshiping with us! We wish you God’s blessing of peace.