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Monday, January 25, 2021

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                          South Vernon United Methodist Church

142 Columbus Rd    January 24,  2020    Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Invocation

 

(As the offertory is played, please take this time to pray and rest your thoughts on the things of God with an open mind and a grateful heart.)

Offertory

Doxology

 

Prayer for the People

 

Call to worship

 

L: Come joyfully before the Lord for God knows us and loves us!  Come prayerfully before the Lord for God sees our concerns our fears and our sins!  Come hopefully before the Lord for Christ proclaimed God’s love and forgiveness for all God’s people!  Know throughout all of your being, that God absolutely loves you!  How precious and powerful that knowledge is!  Thanks be to God!

Oh God, you knew us before we were born.  You loved us into life.  Open our hearts and our spirits today to hear your word for us.  And upon hearing the word, may we be convinced of our call to ministry and mission through the church.  Bless us with your presence and your powerful love, for we ask this in Jesus’ Name.  AMEN. 

 

Reading & Song of Scripture

 

I will be reading from several passages this morning.  You are welcome to follow along with us through word and song in the bulletin that has been downloaded on our facebook page.

 

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

What I mean, my friends, is this: there is not much time left, and from now on married people should live as though they were not married; those who weep, as though they were not sad; those who laugh, as though they were not happy; those who buy, as though they did not own what they bought;  those who deal in material goods, as though they were not fully occupied with them. For this world, as it is now, will not last much longer.

This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through

My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.

The angels beckon me, from heaven’s open door

And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

 

Oh Lord, you know I have no friend like you

If heaven’s not my home, then Lord what will I do.

The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door

And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

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Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,

sing His mercy and His grace.

In the mansions bright and blessed

He’ll prepare for us a place.

When we all get to heaven,

what a day of rejoicing that will be!

When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory!

Let us then be true and faithful

trusting, serving every day

Just one glimpse of Him in glory

will the toils of life repay.

 

When we all get to heaven,

what a day of rejoicing that will be!

When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory!

 

Mark 1:14-20

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,

wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;

Because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God I come, I come.

 

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”  At once they left their nets and followed him.

Where He leads me I will follow,

Where He leads me I will follow,

Where He leads me I will follow,

I’ll go with Him, with Him, all the way.

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Follow follow, I will follow Jesus,

Anywhere, everywhere I will follow Him

Follow follow, I will follow Jesus,

Anywhere He leads me I will follow Him.

 

          When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.  Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

 

All the way my Savior leads me,

What have I to ask beside?

Can I doubt His tender mercy

Who thro’ life has been my guide?

Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,

here by faith in Him to dwell!

For I know what e’er befall me,

Jesus doeth all things well,

For I know what e’er befalls me,

Jesus doeth all things well.

 

Psalm 62: 5-12

My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.

 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 ground,

All other ground is sinking ground.

 

Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

 

A mighty Fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing;

Our Helper He amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.

For still our ancient foe, doth seek to work us woe;

His craft and pow’r are great, and armed with cruel hate.

On earth is not his equal.

 

 Trust in God at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.  Men of low degree are only vanity, and men of rank are a lie.  If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

 

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His word

What a glory He sheds on our way! 

While we do His good will, He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

 

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

 

But we never can prove the delights of His love,

Until all on the altar we lay;

For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,

Are for them who will trust and obey.

 

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

 

One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard:  That power belongs to God; and loving kindness is Thine, O Lord, For you reward everyone according to what they have done.” 

 

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face,

And the things on earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.

 

Oh soul are you weary and troubled? 

No light in the darkness you see?

There’s light for a look at the Savior,

and life more abundant and free!

 

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face,

And the things on earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.

 

Sermon:  This World is Not My Home

 

Hymn:                   Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus                                 Pg. 514

 

Benediction

 

Closing Hymn      Til We Meet Again                                               Pg. 672

 

Rev. Dr. Carolyn Greene  740-974-4285

Announcements

 

·        If Knox county is in the red zone for covid, the church building will be closed for services.  However, services will continue for on-line worship on our facebook page.