E-Service for a Snowy Day

23 Jan

As part of the big snow storm in the Mid-Atlantic this week, we have had to cancel our morning worship service for Sunday morning. In order to give those from our church and maybe others who can’t get out a service of worship for Sunday morning, I have put together this “E-Service” for your use individually or with your family.

Morning Worship: “Abide with Me”

Call to Worship — “How Great Thou Art”

Hymn — “I Asked the Lord that I Might Grow”

Scripture Reading — John 15

John 15 (To be read by worship leader) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

(To be read by all gathered) 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Time of Silent Meditation/Shared Prayer

Take a few minutes to sit quietly before the Lord. After a few minutes, pray together with those with you.

Sermon — John 15:1-17, Bob Utley

Bob Utley is a long-time Southern Baptist Pastor who makes all his commentary materials available for free. This message centers on our Scripture text for today, John 15:1-17.

 

Closing Song — Joy in the Journey (Michael Card)

 

 

 

5 Responses to “E-Service for a Snowy Day”

  1. Lynn D January 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Thank you!!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Sharon E. Cannon January 23, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Pastor Scott, thank you so much for doing this! And I will give you your e-hug for it right here! ☺

    *Sharon E. CannonRetired I.T. Professional* Phone: 828-327-7745 Mobile: 828-244-7137 Email: secannon@charter.net

    On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 4:52 PM, Grace And Truth wrote:

    > jsf08 posted: “As part of the big snow storm in the Mid-Atlantic this > week, we have had to cancel our morning worship service for Sunday morning. > In order to give those from our church and maybe others who can’t get out a > service of worship for Sunday morning, I have pu” >

  3. Sharon E. Cannon January 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    Reblogged this on Sharon's Place.

  4. Judy Barkley January 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Thank you Pastor Scott for preparing this for us.

    • jsf08 January 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

      Glad to, Judy. Hope it was helpful for some who could not get out today.

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