NEC Sunday Worship – 4 PM on 2020-10-11


MUSICAL SELECTION – Celtic strings…


In today’s worship we have leadership from Bill, Laura, Marilyn, Sheri, Steve and all those worshiping, including: Garnet, Bev, Bob, Betty, Janet, Lisa, Betsy, Fern, Anne, …

Who have I not included in that list of people who is also attending?


MARILYN reads  Philippians 4:1-9
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.

I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.

Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.


LAURA – leads us in a Prayer of Adoration


One Day at a Time Page 14


I’m only human,               I’m just a (wo) man,

Help me believe               in what I could be            and all that I am,

Show me the stairway     I have to climb,

Lord, for my sake,    teach me to take                 one day at a time.

One day at a time, dear Jesus,        That’s all I’m asking from You,

Just give me the strength to do ev’ry day      What I have to do;

Yesterday’s gone, dear Jesus,      And tomorrow may never be mine,

Lord, help me today,        Show me the way    one day at a time.

Do you remember            when you walked among men?

Well, Jesus, you know     if you’re looking below    that it’s worse now than then.

Pushing and shoving,      crowding my mind,

So, for my sake,       teach me to take                one day at a time.

One day at a time, dear Jesus,        That’s all I’m asking from You,

Just give me the strength to do ev’ry day      What I have to do;

Yesterday’s gone, dear Jesus,      And tomorrow may never be mine,

Lord, help me today,        Show me the way    one day at a time.

 

But it don’t hurt Lord,        if we think past today

Help us to think,               that we’re not on the brink,    showin’ kindness each day,

And if we do Lord,            Pass along your good grace

Maybe we make,     the actions folk take         better day after day

 

One day at a time, dear Jesus,        That’s all I’m asking from You,

Just give me the strength to do ev’ry day      What I have to do;

Yesterday’s gone, dear Jesus,      And tomorrow may never be mine,

Lord, help me today,        Show me the way    one day at a time.



NEC THEATER ROOM LEADS US AS WE SAY TOGETHER THE 23RD PSALM

 

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 right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff– they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint 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 my whole life long.


BILL – shares a Prayer of Confession


WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS – Page 10

What a friend we have in Je – sus,      All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to car – ry                  Ev’ry – thing to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit;   Oh, what needless pain we bear

All because we do not car – ry             Ev’ry – thing to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations          Is there trouble anywhere

We should never be discouraged        Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful?        Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness         Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Are we weak and heavy-la – den;        Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our re – fuge –   Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?  Take it to the Lord in Prayer!

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee,    Thou wilt find a solace there.


LET’S LISTEN TO THE WEDDING BANQUET PARABLE : Matthew 22:1-14

HERE https://youtu.be/zK1T1LO6L_o


STEVE LEADS: reflections on scripture – background of wedding clothes (according to Life Application Study Bible)


 

STEVE LEADS: Sharing of Joys & Concerns

  • Confluence of pandemics (COVID-19, racial injustice, income inequality, climate);
  • HEALTH CONCERNS/JOYS:
    • Janet’s back pain gone
    • Betty & Bob – Betty’s spine cementing
    • Lisa – eye surgery
    • Sheri – awaiting liver biopsy
  • JOYS:
    • Theater Room opportunity for worship for small group of NEC residents along with Steve Vietze
    • Update with Merle – good spirits in spite of quarantine

 

Prayer – concluding with The Lord’s Prayer


Blest Be the Tie That Binds – Page 7

Blest be the tie that binds      

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

 

Before our Father’s throne    

We pour our ardent prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,

Our comforts and our cares.

We share our mutual woes,    

Our mutual burdens bear,

And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear

 

Blest be the tie that binds      

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.


STEVE – AS WE CLOSE… (in unison:) 

Friends,

Life is short

and there is precious little time

to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us…

So make haste to be kind,

and be swift to love,

because in every act of love and kindness, the God who first formed us,

reforms and transforms us

again and again.

And certainly for these blessings,

all of God’s people say. 

AMEN!