Sunday, Nov 15. Worship Service. In-person & Online

This Sunday we give thanks for the courageous works of health care workers in this time of pandemic,
and we pray for healing and seek for God’s teaching and promise for our life – present and future.

With an updated Safety Protocol applied,
while only the 10 o’clock service will be held in person,
Both 8 and 10AM services will be livestreamed https://www.facebook.com/LodiUMC
and will be available on FM 103.5 channel in the church parking lot, perhaps all the city of Lodi.

Please observe Sunday as the day of worship wherever you are,
and meet the One who has so graciously leaned toward us.

Order of Worship
November 15, 2020

CALL TO WORSHIP
This is the Lord’s Day, the day of wonder and grace.
This is the day to worship the One who calls us beloved.
This is the Lord’s Day, the day we are given joy and peace.
This is the day promised to us, the day of healing and renewal.
This is the Lord’s Day, and it has come just in time!
This is the day we come to be met by the Lord
who knows our needs, hears our crises, feels our pains, and heals our wounds.

MEDLEY OF PRAISE    This Is the Day – Trading My Sorrows – My Life Is in You, Lord
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord hath made, that the Lord hath made.
Let us rejoice, let us rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord hath made.

I’m trading my sorrows. I’m trading my shame. I’m laying it down, for the joy of the Lord.
I’m trading my sickness. I’m trading my pain. I’m laying it down, for the joy of the Lord.
Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord. Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord
Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes yes Lord, Amen. Repeat all

My life is in you, Lord; my strength is in you, Lord; my hope is in you, Lord; in you, it’s in you. (Repeat)
I will praise you with all of my life, I will praise you with all of my strength;
with all of my life, with all of my strength. All of my hope is in you.
My life is in you, Lord; my strength is in you, Lord; my hope is in you, Lord; in you, it’s in you. (Repeat)
in you, it’s in you.

PRAYER    Please share your prayer requests and joys. Type them in the comment section.

Honoring Healthcare Workers and Praying for Healing
As we are conscious that caregivers reflect God’s compassion, we honor them and pray for them in a special way today. Please write the names of healthcare workers or caregivers in the comment section on the livestreaming page. We’ll read their names and put up heart ornaments on the altar cloth.

Loving God, on this day we remember healthcare workers, and pledge our prayerful support to all who give of themselves daily in the works of healing and caring during this pandemic.
As they work to cure, speak to soothe, and touch to heal even in stressful, anxious, and sometimes threatening settings, O God, bless them and keep them close in your loving embrace.
Give them courage and peace. Strengthen them in body, mind and spirit.
Encourage the families of healthcare workers that they may be comforted, knowing that through their loved ones, lives are saved and your tenderness is known.
In your presence, through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

DEDICATION OF OUR LIVES Thank you for sharing your gifts with God’s world through your church.
We Are An Offering – We lift our voices, we lift our hands, we lift our lives up to You, we are an offering.
Lord, use our voices, Lord, use our hands, Lord, use our lives; they are Yours, we are an offering.
All that we have, all that we are, all that we hope to be, we give to You, we give to You.
We lift our voices, we lift our hands, we lift our lives up to You,
we are an offering, we are an offering.

CCLI License #475634. CCLI Song #16220. © 1984 Curb Word Music

SCRIPTURE READING    2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ. If we are being afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation; if we are being consoled, it is for your consolation, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we are also suffering. Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our consolation.
Mark 2:1-5, 11-12   When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven. …. I say to you, stand up, take your mat and go to your home.” And he stood up, and immediately took the mat and went out before all of them; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

MESSAGE Everyday Heroes 3 – An Instrument of Healing and Comfort

SONG OF SENDING   ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (United Methodist Hymnal #462)
1. ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and to take him at his word;
just to rest upon his promise, and to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”
Refrain Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust him more.
2 O how sweet to trust in Jesus, just to trust his cleansing blood;
and in simple faith to plunge me neath the healing, cleansing flood! Refrain
4 I’m so glad I learned to trust thee, precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
and I know that thou art with me, wilt be with me to the end. Refrain

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING  Stay well and see you next Sunday in the church or online.


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PyungAhn “Peace” Kim,  Pastor
Darla Niebuhr,  Office Admin
Roxy Witzke,  Treasurer

608-592-3480 (church)
130 Locust Street, Lodi, WI 53555