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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

August 2nd, 2020

Click Here to Register

 

Prelude

Susan Fraser, Accompanist

 

Welcome

Rev. Linda Pelletier

 

Announcements

Rev. Linda Pelletier

 

Call To Worship

Lay Reader

 

Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name, make known God’s deeds among the peo- ples.

 

People: Sing to the Lord, sing praises! Tell of all God’s wonderful works!

 

Leader: Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

 

People: Seek the Lord and his strength; seek the Lord’s presence continually!

 

Leader: Remember the wonderful works God has done, the miracles and judgments God has ut- tered.

 

People: The Lord is our God, whose judgments are in all the earth.

  

Opening Song - 10,000 Reasons

Clint Perry, Director of Contemporary Worship and Worship Media

Refrain:

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Oh my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

Verse 1

The sun comes up

It’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass

And whatever lies before me

Let me be singing

When the evening comes

Refrain

Verse 2

You’re rich in love

And You’re slow to anger

Your name is great

And Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness

I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons

For my heart to find

Refrain

 

Verse 3

And on that day

When my strength is failing

The end draws near

And my time has come

Still my soul will

Sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years

And then forevermore

Forevermore

Refrain:

Refrain Repeat

Bless the Lord oh my soul

Oh my soul

Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

Yes I’ll worship Your Holy name

I’ll worship Your Holy name

Sing like never before

Oh my soul

I’ll worship Your Holy name

Jesus I will worship Your Holy name

Worship Your Holy name

 

Collect (Unison Prayer)

Lay Reader

 

In our chaotic turbulence, O God, you come to us as on the stormy sea. Call us to come, O God, that with our eyes upon Jesus we may come into your presence with joy. Amen.

 

Old Testament Lesson - Genesis 7:1-4, 12-28

Lay Reader

 

Jacob lived in the land of Canaan where his father was an immigrant. This is the account of Jacob’s descendants. Joseph was 17 years old and tended the flock with his brothers. While he was helping the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives, Joseph told their father unflattering things about them. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons because he was born when Jacob was old. Jacob had made for him a long robe. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of his brothers, they hated him and couldn’t even talk nicely to him.

 

Joseph’s brothers went to tend their father’s flocks near Shechem. Israel said to Joseph, “Aren’t your brothers tending the sheep near Shechem? Come, I’ll send you to them.”

 

And he said, “I’m ready.”

 

Jacob said to him, “Go! Find out how your brothers are and how the flock is, and report back to me.”

 

So Jacob sent him from the Hebron Valley. When he approached Shechem, a man found him wandering in the field and asked him, “What are you looking for?”

 

Joseph said, “I’m looking for my brothers. Tell me, where are they tending the sheep?”

 

The man said, “They left here. I heard them saying, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan.

 

They saw Joseph in the distance before he got close to them, and they plotted to kill him. The brothers said to each other, “Here comes the big dreamer. Come on now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of the cisterns, and we’ll say a wild animal devoured him. Then we will see what becomes of his dreams!”

 

When Reuben heard what they said, he saved him from them, telling them, “Let’s not take his life.” Reuben said to them, “Don’t spill his blood! Throw him into this desert cistern, but don’t lay a hand on him.” He intended to save Joseph from them and take him back to his father.

 

When Joseph reached his brothers, they stripped off Joseph’s long robe, took him, and threw him into the cistern, an empty cistern with no water in it. When they sat down to eat, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with camels carrying sweet resin, medicinal resin, and fragrant resin on their way down to Egypt. Judah said to his brothers, “What do we gain if we kill our brother and hide his blood? Come on, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites. Let’s not harm him because he’s our brother; he’s family.” His brothers agreed. When some Midianite traders passed by, they pulled Joseph up out of the cistern. They sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver, and they brought Joseph to Egypt.

 

New Testament Lesson - Romans 10:5-15

Lay Reader

 

Moses writes about the righteousness that comes from the Law: The person who does these things will live by them. But the righteousness that comes from faith talks like this: Don’t say in your heart, “Who will go up into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “Who will go down into the region below?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the message of faith that we preach). Because if you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and in your heart you have faith that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Trusting with the heart leads to righteousness, and confessing with the mouth leads to salvation. The scripture says, All who have faith in him won’t be put to shame. There is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord is Lord of all, who gives richly to all who call on him. All who call on the Lord’s name will be saved.

 

So how can they call on someone they don’t have faith in? And how can they have faith in someone they haven’t heard of? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the good news.

 

Gospel Lesson - Matthew 14: 22-33

Rev. Linda Pelletier

 

Right then, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead to the other side of the lake while he dismissed the crowds. When he sent them away, he went up onto a mountain by himself to pray. Evening came and he was alone. Meanwhile, the boat, fighting a strong headwind, was being battered by the waves and was already far away from land. Very early in the morning he came to his disciples, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified and said, “It’s a ghost!” They were so frightened they screamed.

 

Just then Jesus spoke to them, “Be encouraged! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.”

 

Peter replied, “Lord, if it’s you, order me to come to you on the water.”

 

And Jesus said, “Come.”

 

Then Peter got out of the boat and was walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter saw the strong wind, he became frightened. As he began to sink, he shouted, “Lord, rescue me!”

 

Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him, saying, “You man of weak faith! Why did you begin to have doubts?” When they got into the boat, the wind settled down.

 

Then those in the boat worshipped Jesus and said, “You must be God’s Son!”

 

Message

Rev. Linda Pelletier

Pastoral Prayer and a Time of Silence

Rev. Linda Pelletier

 

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 - He Is Lord, UMH #177

He is Lord, he is Lord!
He is risen from the dead and he is Lord!
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

Invitation to the Table 

Rev. Linda Pelletier

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon

All: We have strayed, O God, from your will and your way. Like the brothers of Joseph, we have betrayed family and friends for our own vainglory; we have enslaved others to suit our purposes; we have lied to cover our tracks; we have forgotten our faith when it is convenient; we have failed you and each other so many times. Heal us, O God. Amen.

 

Pastor: Here is proof that God’s faithfulness never ends: that while we were yet sinners, God sent God’s Son, Jesus Christ, to shed his blood for our sins, that we might not be cast down into the pit, but rise with him to everlasting life.

 

Presenting our Tithes and Offerings

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor, Lead Pastor

 

Offertory Prayer

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 - Be Still My Soul, UMH #534

 

1 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to your God to order and provide;
in every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: your best, your heavenly friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

 

2 Be still, my soul: your God will undertake
to guide the future, as in ages past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
the Christ who ruled them while he dwelt below.

 

3 Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
when we shall be forever with the Lord,
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

 

Sending Forth

Rev. Linda Pelletier

 

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