September 20 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 20, 2020 10:30 a.m.

*Indicates to stand as you are able

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “I Sing the Almighty Power of God” ​​​​​
Insert

Prelude

*Call to Worship
Leader: Stand firm, children of God.
All: We come to serve the Lord.
Leader: Stand firm, children of God.
All: We come to stand in unity and love.
Leader: Stand firm, children of God.
All: We come to live faithfully and fully in ​ Christ.

*Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “God Will Take Care of You”
Insert
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Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
Insert
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Sharing the Word
​Old Testament Reading: Psalm 19
​*Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16

Message: So Tell Me the Spiritual Outcome
​​​​Pastor Gary

Prayer

Hymn: “Lord Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”
​​​​Insert

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, September 20, 10:30am………………… Worship
Tuesday, September 22………………..First day of autumn!
Thursday, September 24……………….Newsletter deadline
Sunday, September 27, 10:30am……………Shalom Sunday
Sunday, October 4, ……………World Communion Sunday

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Edie Bogart
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News

September 13 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 13, 2020 10:30 a.m.
Outdoor Worship (weather permitting)

*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
(See insert and please stay seated)

Prelude

*Call to Worship
​Leader: O Lord, majestic in holiness, who is ​like you?
All: In greatness of your majesty you ​overthrow your adversaries.
Leader: O Lord, awesome in splendor, who is ​like you?
All: Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in ​power, shattered the enemy.
Leader: Oh Lord, worker of wonders, who is ​like you?
All: Sing to the Lord, my strength and my ​might, you are my salvation.

*Gloria Patri
Opening Prayer

Hymn: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
​(See insert and please stay seated)

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “Freely, Freely”
(see insert and please stay seated)

Sharing the Word
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
*Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

Message: Who Is Living in Chains? Pastor Gary

Prayer

Hymn: “Oh, How I Love Jesus”
​(see insert and please stay seated)

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements
Tuesday, Sept.15, 5:00pm…………….Worship Design
Thursday, September 17, 1:00pm………………UMW
Sunday, Sept. 20, 10:30am…………….Indoor worship unless it’s nice weather! Stay tuned!
Sunday, Sept. 20, 4:00pm at the Shelby Rail Trail Park,
Shelby UMC Mortgage Burning ceremony. Megan Schihl will provide music!
Thursday, September 24…………..Newsletter deadline

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Edie Bogart
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News

September 6th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 6, 2020 10:30 a.m.
Outdoor Worship
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “Morning Has Broken”
(See insert and please stay seated)

Prelude

*Call to Worship
Leader: Praise the Lord!
All: Sing to the Lord a new song.
Leader: Let all God’s children rejoice.
All: Clap your hands and praise God with dancing.
Leader: Shout for joy and praise God with music.
All: Sing to the Lord a new song.
Leader: Let all God’s children rejoice.

*Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer

Recognition of Labor Day

Hymn: “Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands”
​(See insert and please stay seated)

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
(see insert and please stay seated)

Sharing the Word
​Old Testament Reading: Psalm 148
​*Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Message: Your Heart Must Be God’s Heart

Holy Communion

Prayer

Hymn: “Take My Life, And Let It Be”
​(see insert and please stay seated)

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, September 13, 10:30am…………Worship outdoors
Tuesday, Sept.15, 5:00pm……………Worship Design Mtg.
Thursday, September 17, 1:00pm………………UMW Mtg.
Sunday, September 20, 10:30…………… Worship indoors!
Thursday, September 24……………….Newsletter deadline

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Reba Peterson
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News

Pastor’s Ponderings

Pastor’s Message
September 2020

I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. Psalm 63:4
Have you ever seen in the word PRAISE is the word RAISE.
Today I will raise to the Lord….
My voice
My hands
My family
My Friends
My Claybanks Church.

It has been five plus months since our world has been turned around, over, under and through. We have worshiped on the radio, on the web, in our living rooms, on our porches and decks and too many other places to count. Now Claybanks UMC is able to worship in a relatively safe place for a number of our church family. As of this writing we have been able to come together twice to worship outside of our church building on the drives and on our lawn with great enthusiasm and our hands raised in praise.

I cannot express in words how good it feels as your pastor to look out and see faces and hear voices. I am deeply grateful to Anne Riegler, Mears UMC, and Shelby UMC as they have allowed us to be a part of their worship on the radio and live streaming. On our last Sunday together on August 2nd following worship we were able to track the number of computers that were connected to our webcast. It was 172 computers that were participating in our livestream. It is not possible to determine numbers of listeners from radio but when we combine the membership of Mears, Shelby and Claybanks United Methodist Churches knowing that there may be more than one person watching the live stream on devices and listing on the radio we were exceeding the combined total of all three churches by a good margin. We raise our hands in praise!

It is difficult during these times to be a “Church”, but God is using us to reach those who may not ever or may only infrequently attend worship in our churches. With the assistance of modern technology we are reaching far and wide to those on the margins. Praise the Holy Spirit!

Now that we have returned to in- person worship at Claybanks for the next few weeks outdoors and when we return indoors to our sanctuary, we at Claybanks can offer something new for those who want to connect but need to remain at a distance. We have now a working transmitter that will broadcast our worship service for 1000 yards. So if you feel that you want to worship with us, you can do it in the safety from your auto. We will save the north side of the parking lot for those who like to be present yet keep a safe space. When we return to indoor worship sometime in the fall, we will continue to broadcast on 103.9 FM for those who would choose to remain in their autos.

Our Worship Design Team has been meeting and continually evaluating our worship service and will try to bring a spirit lead worship experience to as many as possible in ways that meet their needs. Please let us know if we can do anything in our worship more safely, uplifting, engaging and Spirit-led.

Pastor Gary

Announcements and Stuff

Quarantine Exercise (from last spring)

There were sixteen books hidden in the Quarantine Exercise. In case you are still looking, let us help you. Some were easy and a few were especially difficult.

The sixteen are:
Mark
Numbers
Luke
Kings
Acts
Revelation
James
Ruth
Job
Amos
Esther
Judges
Titus
Lamentations
Hebrews
Peter

Great job if you found all of the books!

How did you do on the Puzzles from our August Newsletter?

Facebook

Claybanks United Methodist Family Facebook page is great place to get news and updates from our Claybanks family and to post information interesting to all. Please remember that the only pictures that can be posted are ones you have permission from all those in the pictures. Some of our members do not care to have their pictures posted. Please respect their desire for privacy.

Wednesday Open-Church Night

We were very successful in getting our church family back into our church on Wednesday evenings as we prepared for returning to in-person worship. With our return to worship we will not be scheduling Wednesday open-church night for the time being. Should the need arise, our current worship arrangement change, or you desire to return to Wednesday evening open-church night, please let Pastor Gary know of any desire or need that you may have or see.

Missions

With the opening up of our area many of the different agencies in mission need our help to assist those in need. We encourage you when possible to volunteer your time serving those who are seeking help and assistance. Love INC. will re-engage their reNew program beginning in September. We as a church will be supporting the reNew program by providing meals during their fall program. Details and dates will be determined soon. Plan to assist by providing part of a meal or assist in serving a meal to participants, their children and staff.

Anyone remember this old hymn?

I Must Tell Jesus
(1893) by Elisha A. Hoffman

I must tell Jesus all of my trials,
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me,
He ever loves and cares for His own.
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Refrain:
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

I must tell Jesus all of my troubles,
He is a kind, compassionate friend;
If I but ask Him He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end.
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Refrain

Tempted and tried I need a great Savior, One who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
He all my cares and sorrows will share.
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Refrain

What must I do when worldliness calls me?
What must I do when tempted to sin?
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me,
Over the world the vict’ry to win.
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Refrain

UMW Meeting
August 20, 2020

Once more the ladies of Claybanks UMW met while wearing masks and social distancing. I am so proud that we are able to gather together, fellowship and enjoy being together in spite of the restrictions. We listened to a couple of devotions that were laced with humor, opened with prayer, and conducted business. We are trying to figure out a way to get the bibles presented to our graduates and how we might be able to deliver them.

We still are solid enough financially to support the five agencies we contributed to last year. When we finalize the amounts, we will inform the congregation in the newsletter. We also discussed how to present the laity Sunday on October 18th in such a way as to include members from the whole congregation, especially the men.

Cinda is coming up with a plan for us to purchase the popular Rada kitchen supplies and knives. She will write about her plan.

Respectfully submitted by Edie Bogart

UMW RADA CUTLERY SALE

At our August meeting the ladies group decided to sell RADA kitchen utensils once again. You can find their items online at http://www.radacutlery.com or in one of their catalogs found on our communication table in the fellowship hall.

We will be sending in an order at the end of October, so take a look through a catalog and write down any items you’d like to purchase. There are order forms in the center of each catalog. After you’ve filled out your order please give it to Cinda Moulds. We are requesting payment at the time of ordering. You will notice on the order form that there is a $1 processing fee. This is to help cover the cost of shipping. Any questions, see Cinda

Only one life ‘twill soon be past.
Only what’s done for Christ will last!

Upcoming Worship Schedule

September 6, 2020
Psalm 148 / Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Your Heart Must Be God’s Heart

September 13, 2020
Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 / Matthew 18:21-35
Who Is Living In Chains?

September 20, 2020
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 / Matthew 20:1-16
So Tell Me the Spiritual Outcome

September 27, 2020
Exodus 17:1-7 / Matthew 21:23-32
Shallow Beliefs

August 30th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
August 30, 2020 10:30 a.m.
Outdoor Worship
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
(See insert and please stay seated)

Prelude

*Call to Worship
​Leader: Holy, holy, holy.
​All: Holy God is here.
​Leader: Holy, holy, holy.
​All: Love has called us here.
​Leader: Holy, holy, holy.
​All: We gather to worship our holy God.

Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” ​(See insert and please stay seated)

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Shalom Sunday Offering

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “Jesu, Jesu”
(see insert and please stay seated)

Sharing the Word
​Old Testament Reading: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
​Epistle Reading: Romans 12:9-21

Message: We Can Rise To Be Peacemakers

Prayer

Hymn: “Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name”
​(see insert and please stay seated)

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, September 6, 10:30am………..Worship outdoors
and Communion Sunday, weather permitting
Monday, September 7……………………………Labor Day
Tuesday, Sept.15, 5pm…………………..Worship Design

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Art Grumm
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News