Worship Service – July 18, 2021 – “Do All The Good You Can”

Our church founder, John Wesley, advocated not only to “do good,” but also to “do all the good you can.” He expanded that thought to include doing good in any manner, and at any time, to any one. That’s going beyond what we are comfortable with, into what God knows we are capable of. Are you ready to let God point you in new directions of doing good?

Our services are now being held with in-person attendance, at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Typically, the service is recorded live and provided in a post like this.  However for this day the recording is not available. Selected parts of the service are provided below.

Children's Worship
Children’s Worship: Rev. Dr. Fel Cao of Riverside and Faith UMC greets and blesses the children; Gordon Barbosa shares the Bible through cartoon; Marge Shunk welcomes children into her kitchen to share a special message; Mort decides to help “fill up” … and well, watch to the end, the very end to see what might happen…!

 


Opening hymn: “Make Me a Servant” from The Faith We Sing #2176, played by Denise Melroy and Wanda Garrett

Make me a servant, humble and meek,
Lord, let me lift up those who are weak.
And may the prayer of my heart always be:
Make me a servant, make me a servant, make me a servant today.

Call to Worship

Leader: God gives us one day at a time: 

People: Long enough for laughter to follow any tears; 

Leader: Deep enough for prayer and silence to dance together; 

People: Time enough to help someone in need

Leader: Plenty of time to notice beauty and praise the Maker; 

People: Sufficient time to build a bridge for forgiveness or tear down a wall of resentment; 

Leader: The right time to embrace friends, smile at strangers, play with children, sing praise to God. 

People: Praise God for this day we are given.

 

Our Scripture Reading is from Matthew 25:35-40 (The New Revised Standard Version of the  Bible).  Jesus tells a story illustrating the value in doing good to others, even when one doesn’t think it “counts.”

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service.
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Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service. I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.

Pastor Linda Holbrook
Pastor Linda Holbrook

The message today from Pastor Linda Holbrook is “Do All The Good You  Can.” This is the second in a series based on a book by retired United Methodist Bishop Rueben P. Job, “Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living.” The rules are “Do no harm; Do all the good you can; Stay in love with God.”

Closing hymn: “Bind Us Together”

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love.

Link to weekly announcementsWeekly Announcements:
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Note:  As of July 11, 2021, worship services are being held in person in the MHUMC sanctuary.  They will be recorded, and the recorded version of the service will be made available later in the week, continuing this website blog series.

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