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Help Everyone Stay S.A.F.E

 

Guidelines for Drive-In Worship at TLUMC

 

HELP EVERYONE STAY S.A.F.E.

  • Stay 8 feet away
  • Always wear a mask when outside your car (except to consume Communion)
  • Forgo handshakes, hugs, and other physical expressions of greeting
  • Enjoy!

PREPARING FOR DRIVE-IN WORSHIP

  • Choose your option for participating in outdoor worship (see below)
  • Sign up to reserve your spot for Drive-In Worship at tlumc.org/registration or email us at .
  • Download and print the weekly bulletin at tlumc.org/drive-in or view the bulletin on the TLUMC app. The bulletin will have all the responses and the words to songs and hymns.
  • Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, a mask, and a lawn chair depending on which worship option you choose.
  • Make sure you know how to tune the FM radio in your car or bring a radio with you. You will receive the audio of the service live with no delay. You can also use your smartphone to download an FM app, but you will likely need to use wired earbuds to listen (they act as the antenna) and there will be delay between the audio and the live service.
  • You also may want to bring a small pocketknife or blade to help with opening the prepackaged communion elements, which can be difficult without fingernails.
  • Note that if you try to watch the service livestream on your smartphone while you are at the church there will be a delay between the livestream and the live service.

OPTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN DRIVE-IN WORSHIP

  • Worship Online (Safest Option) – State, local, and denominational guidelines suggest that those who are age 65+, or who have a health condition that makes them vulnerable, stay safe at home. You can watch our Drive-In service live at 9:00am on Sunday on our web site (tlumc.org/live), on our TLUMC app, on YouTube, or on Facebook Live. The service will also be rebroadcast at 11:00am on those platforms and will also be available afterward for viewing on demand. If you are staying at home because you are sheltering in place and would like Communion to be delivered to your home after the service (no-contact delivery), please email Pastor Jason at .
  • Stay in your car (Safer Option) – Those who come to join us in person for our outdoor worship service 9:00am may choose to remain in their cars. This is the next safest option that allows for clear social distancing. Cars will be parked with one parking space between them. Simply tune into the service live on your FM radio by tuning to 104.1. You may also choose to bring a lawn chair and “tailgate” in your parking space while listening on the radio. We just ask that you stay in your parking space and please wear a mask if outside your car to help maintain social distancing.
  • Sit on the grass (Safe Option) – You may also choose to bring a lawn chair and sit on the grass in front of the hill with the crosses. If you choose this option, we ask that you wear a mask and that your party maintains at least 8 feet of distance between you and others. We will have a loudspeaker system set up for this space.

PROCEDURE FOR DRIVE-IN WORSHIP

  • At the entrance to the parking lot, ushers in orange vests will hand you the number of Communion sets you need for your party.
  • Park in any open space NOT marked by a chalk “X”
  • Tune your car radio to FM 104.1
  • If you are sitting on the grass, ensure that you are wearing a mask and keeping at least 8 feet of space between parties.
  • The Pastor will tell you when it is time to consume the Communion elements.
  • At the close of the service, please exit the parking lot in an orderly manner, allowing space and time for others to exit while maintaining social distancing.
  • Bathrooms inside the church will only be open in case of emergency. Please limit to one family/person at a time if needed. No other activities will take place inside the church building.

Following these guidelines will allow us to have a safe and meaningful worship service together.

  

Sunday Drive-In Church

9:00 AM - Outdoor Worship

July 12th, 2020

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Prelude

Susan Fraser, Accompanist

 

Welcome

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Announcements

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Call To Worship

Kent Traylor, Lay Reader

 

Leader: Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.

 

People: I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to observe your righteous ordinances.

 

Leader: I am severely afflicted;
give me life, O Lord, according to your word.

 

People: Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
and teach me your ordinances.

 

Leader: I hold my life in my hand continually,
but I do not forget your law.

 

People: The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but I do not stray from your precepts.

 

Leader: Your decrees are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.

 

People: I incline my heart to perform your statutes
forever, to the end.

  

Opening Song - Joy of the Lord

 

Verse 1

Though the tears may fall my song will rise

My song will rise to You

Though my heart may fail my song will rise

My song will rise to You

While there’s breath in my lungs

I will praise You Lord

 

Verse 2

In the dead of night I’ll lift my eyes

I’ll lift my eyes to You

When the waters rise I’ll lift my eyes

I’ll lift my eyes to You

While there’s hope in this heart

I will praise You Lord

 

Chorus 1

The joy of the Lord is my strength

The joy of the Lord is my strength

In the darkness I’ll dance

In the shadows I’ll sing

The joy of the Lord is my strength

 

Verse 3

When I cannot see You with my eyes

Let faith arise to You

When I cannot feel Your hand in mine

Let faith arise to You

God of mercy and love I will praise You Lord

 

Verse 4

Oh You shine with glory Lord of light

I feel alive with You

In Your presence now I come alive

I am alive with You

There is strength when I say

I will praise You Lord

 

(Bridge)

When sorrow comes my way

You are the shield around me

Always You remain

Like courage in the fight

I hear You call my name Jesus I am coming

Walking on the waves reaching for Your light

 

Collect (Unison Prayer)

Kent Traylor, Lay Reader

 

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Old Testament Lesson - Genesis 25:19-34

Kent Traylor, Lay Reader

 

These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean and the sister of Laban the Aramean, from Paddan-aram. Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, since she was unable to have children. The Lord was moved by his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. But the boys pushed against each other inside of her, and she said, “If this is what it’s like, why did it happen to me?”

 

So she went to ask the Lord. And the Lord said to her,

 

“Two nations are in your womb;
        two different peoples will emerge from your body.
One people will be stronger than the other;
    the older will serve the younger.”

 

When she reached the end of her pregnancy, she discovered that she had twins. The first came out red all over, clothed with hair, and she named him Esau. Immediately afterward, his brother came out gripping Esau’s heel, and she named him Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.

 

When the young men grew up, Esau became an outdoorsman who knew how to hunt, and Jacob became a quiet man who stayed at home. Isaac loved Esau because he enjoyed eating game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. Once when Jacob was boiling stew, Esau came in from the field hungry and said to Jacob, “I’m starving! Let me devour some of this red stuff.” That’s why his name is Edom.

 

Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright today.”

Esau said, “Since I’m going to die anyway, what good is my birthright to me?”

 

Jacob said, “Give me your word today.” And he did. He sold his birthright to Jacob. So Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew. He ate, drank, got up, and left, showing just how little he thought of his birthright.

 

New Testament Lesson - Romans 8:1-11

Kent Traylor, Lay Reader

 

So now there isn’t any condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. God has done what was impossible for the Law, since it was weak because of selfishness. God condemned sin in the body by sending his own Son to deal with sin in the same body as humans, who are controlled by sin. He did this so that the righteous requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us. Now the way we live is based on the Spirit, not based on selfishness. People whose lives are based on selfishness think about selfish things, but people whose lives are based on the Spirit think about things that are related to the Spirit. The attitude that comes from selfishness leads to death, but the attitude that comes from the Spirit leads to life and peace. So the attitude that comes from selfishness is hostile to God. It doesn’t submit to God’s Law, because it can’t. People who are self-centered aren’t able to please God.

 

But you aren’t self-centered. Instead you are in the Spirit, if in fact God’s Spirit lives in you. If anyone doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ, they don’t belong to him. If Christ is in you, the Spirit is your life because of God’s righteousness, but the body is dead because of sin. If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your human bodies also, through his Spirit that lives in you.

 

Gospel Lesson - Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

That day Jesus went out of the house and sat down beside the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he climbed into a boat and sat down. The whole crowd was standing on the shore.

 

He said many things to them in parables: “A farmer went out to scatter seed. As he was scattering seed, some fell on the path, and birds came and ate it. Other seed fell on rocky ground where the soil was shallow. They sprouted immediately because the soil wasn’t deep. But when the sun came up, it scorched the plants, and they dried up because they had no roots. Other seed fell among thorny plants. The thorny plants grew and choked them. Other seed fell on good soil and bore fruit, in one case a yield of one hundred to one, in another case a yield of sixty to one, and in another case a yield of thirty to one. Everyone who has ears should pay attention.”

 

“Consider then the parable of the farmer. Whenever people hear the word about the kingdom and don’t understand it, the evil one comes and carries off what was planted in their hearts. This is the seed that was sown on the path. As for the seed that was spread on rocky ground, this refers to people who hear the word and immediately receive it joyfully. Because they have no roots, they last for only a little while. When they experience distress or abuse because of the word, they immediately fall away. As for the seed that was spread among thorny plants, this refers to those who hear the word, but the worries of this life and the false appeal of wealth choke the word, and it bears no fruit. As for what was planted on good soil, this refers to those who hear and understand, and bear fruit and produce—in one case a yield of one hundred to one, in another case a yield of sixty to one, and in another case a yield of thirty to one.”

 

Message - How's That Working For You?

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Pastoral Prayer and a Time of Silence

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Affirmation of Faith - The Nicene Creed

 

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
     he came down from heaven,
     was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
     and became truly human.
     For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
     he suffered death and was buried.
     On the third day he rose again
     in accordance with the Scriptures;
     he ascended into heaven
     and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
     He will come again in glory
     to judge the living and the dead,
     and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
     is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church.
We acknowledge one baptism
     for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
     and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Response - Spirit of the Living God (UMH #393)

 

Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall afresh on me.

 

Invitation to the Table 

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon

 

All: God of life, Lord of mercy, we confess that, like Esau and Jacob, we selfishly make decisions that do not honor you or others. Believing ourselves wise, we foolishly follow our own way, falling short of your glory. Our pride keeps us from being honest about ourselves, our sin, and our needs. Forgive us, we pray, and grant us the gift of your healing grace. Restore again both the joy of knowing you and the freedom of being known by you. Make us new and lead us in the way of life everlasting. Amen.

 

Pastor: Friends, hear the Good News! All who are moved by the Spirit of God are children of God.

 

People: We are heirs of God's splendor with Jesus Christ.

 

Pastor: Friends, believe the Good News!

 

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

 

Presenting our Tithes and Offerings

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Offertory Prayer

Kent Traylor, Lay Reader

 

Offertory Music

Susan Fraser, Accompanist

 

Doxology - Praise God, from Whome All Blessings Flow (UMH #95)

 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

 

Great Thanksgiving and Holy Communion

 

Pastor – The Lord be with you

 

Congregation – And also with you.

 

Pastor – Lift up your hearts.

 

Congregation – We lift them up to the Lord.

 

Pastor – Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

 

Congregation – It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, Always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. And so, With your people on earth And all the company of heaven We praise our name and join their unending hymn:

 

Congregation:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Holy are you, and plessed is your Son Jesus Christ. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, And made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. On the night to which he gave himself up for us he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said; “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” And so, In remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving, as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

 

Congregation: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

 

Pastor: Pour out your Holy Spiit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.” By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is your, almighty Father, now and for ever.

 

Congregation: Amen

 

Pastor: And now, with the confidence of children of God, let us pray:

 

The 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, for ever and ever. 

Amen.

 

Breaking the Bread

The pastor breaks the bread and then lifts the cup, in silence or with appropriate words.

 

Giving the Bread and Cup

The bread and wine are given to the people, with these or other words being exchanged: The body of Christ, given for you. Amen. The blood of Christ, given for you. Amen.

 

Closing Hymn - Amazing Grace (UMH #378)

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

was blind, but now I see.

 

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed.

 

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

I have already come;

'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.

 

The Lord has promised good to me,

his word my hope secures;

he will my shield and portion be,

as long as life endures.

 

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
a life of joy and peace.

 

When we've been there ten thousand years,

bright shining as the sun,

we've no less days to sing God's praise

than when we'd first begun.

 

Sending Forth

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor 

 

Postlude - Your Grace is Enough

Clint Perry, Director of Contemporary Worship and Worship Media

 

Great is Your faithfulness, oh God
You wrestle with the sinner's heart
You lead us by still waters and to mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

 

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise, oh God

 

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

 

Great is Your love and justice, God of Jacob
You use the weak to lead the strong
You lead us in the song of Your salvation
And all Your people sing along

 

Yeah, Your grace is enough
Heaven reaching down to us

Your grace is enough for me

God, I sing Your grace is enough
I'm covered in Your love
Your grace is enough for me, for me



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