Church Services

June 14, 2020

Hopewell United Methodist Church

Second Sunday After Pentecost

We will be at 89.5 FM Dial

Call to Worship

Leader: Come, all who have faith in the risen Christ, and let us worship.

People: For life places before us many trials and tribulations.

Leader: Yet for those who love the Lord even life's stresses lead to gain.

People: As we witness for Christ each victory belongs to the Lord.

Leader: Then let us come together as one as we sing and give praise to God!

All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Opening Prayer:(Pastor) O God, the Almighty One, You have granted Your Grace and Mercy to all who would be true to their faith in Christ as living witnesses to the world. Use all that we are, Lord. In Christ we pray. Amen.

Opening Hymn: "My Hope Is Built"

1. My hope is built on nothing less

than Jesus' blood and righteousness.

I dare not trust the sweetest frame,

but wholly lean on Jesus' name.


On Christ the solid rock I stand,

all other ground is sinking sand;

all other ground is sinking sand.

2. When Darkness veils his lovely face,

I rest on his unchanging grace.

In every high and stormy gale,

my anchor holds within the veil.


3. His oath, his covenant, his blood

supports me in the whelming flood.

When all around my soul gives way,

he then is all my hope and stay.


4. When he shall come with trumpet sound,

O may I then in him be found!

Dressed in his righteousness alone,

faultless to stand before the throne!


Prayer Time


- Birth of Finley Kate, daughter of Kelsey and Josh

- Some returning to jobs

- Our Graduates from High School, College, and Grad School

- New jobs and new homes

- Coming back to worship


- Megan writes: Matilda is being treated for a scary infection called necrotizing enterocolitis, so we can use all the prayers we can get right now! She also has several holes in her heart that did not have time to close before she was born. Doctors are hopeful they will close on their own but we learned this week that one has been opening up. The one that is opening pushes blood back to the lungs, which makes it harder for her to breath. She is gaining weight and looks good/healthy right now so we are hopeful that everything will get back on track soon.

- Wanda is still at Echo Manor. Not really up for visitors. She isn't recognizing anyone. She fell and made a trip to the ER and is now in quarantine for 2 weeks.

- James Sizemore, being deployed

- For our leaders and our world

- The unrest and unfairness of our world

- For those affected by discrimination

- For those hurt by the riots

- Coming back to worship.

- Those who are working in Hospitals, doctor's offices, in the prisons, the first responders, maintenance people, and all of those who are going into work.

- Those who have lost jobs and those wondering how they will survive

- Those who are ill, those who have lost loved ones

- Those who are alone and those who cannot find any alone time

- Those in nursing facilities, their families, and the staff of those facilities

- Those of us looking for answers and those of us who believe they have all the answers

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.

Readings of the Day:

Genesis 18:1-15, Psalm 116:1,2, 12-19, Matthew 9:35-10:8,

Romans 5:1-11

5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c]also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Sermon:"Peace and Hope"

Closing Hymn: "O How I Love Jesus"

1. There is a name I love to hear,

I love to sing its worth;

it sounds like music in my ear,

the sweetest name on earth.


O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus,

because he first loved me!

2. It tells me of a Savior's love,

who died to set me free;

it tells me of his precious blood,

the sinner's perfect plea.


3. It tells of one whose loving heart

can feel my deepest woe;

who in each sorrow bears a part

that none can bear below.


Benediction:"Grace and peace be yours in abundance, through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." (2 Pet. 1:2)

Choral Benediction: Go now in peace, go now in peace; may the love of God surround you everywhere, everywhere you may go.