2020.11.01 Order of Worship Live & FB Service
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First United Methodist Church of Farmington

Order of Worship for the 10:00 a.m. Live & Facebook Service

 November 1st, 2020


PRELUDE                                                                                                                     Harvey Kahl

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:                                                                         Pastor Anthony

HYMN                                     “I Am Thine, O Lord”  [ #419 UMH (vs.1-3) ]               Harvey Kahl


OPENING PRAYER                                                                                                         Pastor Bea

Almighty and loving God, we have gathered to worship and praise your Holy name.
Help us embrace the challenge of spiritual, numerical, and financial growth with honesty and transparency.
Reignite within us a desire to serve joyfully, give generously, pray fervently and worship passionately.
We want to be a fruitful, inspiring, and transformative community of faith.
Remove all stumbling blocks that would hinder or distract us from accomplishing the mission and vision you have given to us.
Bring to us the people who will have what we need to become what you envision us to be.
Hear our prayer, oh Lord.  Amen.

SCRIPTURE LESSON:                             John 14:1-3                                                    Pastor Bea

Leader:          The word of God for the people of God

People:          Thanks be to God

CHILDREN’S MOMENT                                                                                                 Pastor Bea

All SAINTS DAY RECOGNITION                                                                                    Pastor Anthony

HYMN                “We’ll Understand It Better By and By”   [ #525 UMH (vs.1-3) ]        Harvey Kahl


SERMON:                                       Comfort for Troubled Hearts                                Pastor Anthony


OFFERING & PRAYER OF DEDICATION                                                                        Pastor Bea

Your continued financial support is appreciated.  Here are the ways to give:

  • For those present, please use one of the offering boxes after worship.
  • For those watching at home:
  1. You may mail-in or drop-off a contribution to our address: 33112 Grand River, Farmington, 48336
  2. You may give using “Bill Pay” or “Zelle” from your online banking website.
  3. You may give using PayPal. Please use the “Donate” button on the church website.
  4. You may text to give by texting: fumcgive to 44321 and follow the prompts.

OFFERTORY MUSIC                                                                                                     Harvey Kahl

JOYS & CONCERNS: Please submit your prayer request in the comment section.


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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

COMMUNION:                                                                                                                   Pastor Anthony

If you are watching our live stream, please have your communion elements ready for consecration.

The Great Thanksgiving:

The Lord be with you                                      People: And also with you

Lift up your hearts.                                          People: We lift them up to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God          People: It is right to give our thanks and praise


Remembering God’s Acts of Grace:

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

People:  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.


Consecration of Elements: (If you are watching the live stream, have your communion elements present)

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.

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

Partaking Together:

The body of Christ offered for you that you may be made whole, take and eat

The cup of sacrifice, forgiving you all your sins that you may do likewise, take and drink.

SENDING FORTH:  You Are A Blessing From God.  Now Go Be A Blessing!

POSTLUDE                                                                                                                  Harvey Kahl