Worship Series: Pentecost

June 5, 2022 – Current

United in Spirit, that’s Pentecost … the celebration of the gift of Holy Spirit moving all over to join our hearts and minds

There is a unity of Spirit that across both the Pentecost experience and the scripture readings.

The unity of a diverse group of people (Acts 2), the unity of all of Christ’s followers adopted into one united family (Romans 8), and the unity of love connecting both our Trinitarian God and our human community (John 14).
Let us celebrate!
 
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Sunday, September 18, 2022

TOSSED!

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES:  Luke 16: 1-14 (CEB)

 
9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, September 11, 2022

LOST (the Cost of Discipleship)

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 15: 1-10 (CEB)

 
9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
10:30 am – Friendship Time
 
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Debra Bostron, Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, September 4, 2022

Counting the Cost

SERIES: Having Words with Jesus

SCRIPTURES: Luke 14: 25-33 (CEB)

 
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Faithfully Filled

SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 2:4-13 (CEB); Psalm 81:1, 10-16 (CEB)

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Jane Ohlmacher, Pianist
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, August 21, 2022

Faithfully Known

SCRIPTURES: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 13:10-17 (CEB)

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Jane Ohlmacher, Pianist


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Finding Rest

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 62: 1-9 (CEB)

 
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 
 

  • Nancy Everstine, Certified Lay Servant
  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Rhythms of Prayer

Scripture:  Acts 12:1-18 (CEB)
 
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 
 

  • Rev. Dr. Sarah Dorrance, Guest Pastor
  • Nancy Janson, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 31, 2022

God is… Forever Faithful

Scriptures:  Psalm 107: 1-9; 43 (CEB); Luke 12: 13-21 (CEB)
 
 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Jane Ohlmacher, Guest Pianist


Sunday, July 24, 2022

Week 5 … Anchored by Faith, Rooted in Love

Scripture:  Colossians2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13
 

This week we conclude the series ‘BeUMC, Be the Light’.

We have celebrated our Wesleyan heritage and embraced what God has done in creating, designing and empowering us.

Today we celebrate our roots of Love through hymns that anchor our faith.

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:15 am – Friendship Time
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Mary Anne Espenshade, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Week 4  … For Whom the World is Our Parish

Scripture:  Isaiah 2:2-4
 

We build our community and we make disciples. Disciple-making is the heart of our work, of course. But you remember that the purpose of making disciples is not to strengthen the church. Rather, we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Rather than a general rule guiding our worship, this week it is an environment or an arena within which we do our work, just as John Wesley believed he worked.

 
8:30 am – Chapel in the Woods
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line
 
 

 

 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barb Cook, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Lesson 3: The People of God … Stay in Love With God

SCRIPTURE: 1 John 5:1-6 (CEB)
 
Worship this week is about reaching out to God in ways that are beneficial to us and to those around us. Staying in love with God takes discipline, but could it be easier than we think?
 

“the love of God is this, that we obey God’s commandments” (1 John 5:3).

 

That is certainly what the ordinances are about, the disciplines as we know them. They are all about love—the love of God that is also expressed in the love of neighbor.

 
 
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line
 
 

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, July 3, 2022

Lesson 2: The People of God … Do Good

SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9-21 (CEB), Galatians 6:1-18 (CEB)
 
9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line
No Chapel in the Woods the 1st Sunday of the month.
 
 
Note:   Due to technical difficulties, only the audio portion of the service is available.

  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist


Sunday, June 26, 2022

9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary – Available On-Line

Week 1: The People of God … Who Do No Harm

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:29-30 (CEB), Galatians 3:23-29 (CEB)

 
Focus Words: Resilient, Diverse, Justice-seeking
 
Focus Scripture: Do not plan harm against your neighbor who lives trustingly beside you. Do not quarrel with anyone without cause, when no harm has been done to you. Proverbs 3:29-30, NRSV
 
Why are we told to avoid harm? That’s what the first couple of verses of the chapter tell us.
 

My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare they will give you.

(Proverbs 3:1-2, NRSV)
 
There is nothing passive about the General Rule to “Do No Harm.” We are called to seek out ways to end the harm that is caused to God’s people for whatever reason; the harm caused to all of creation for whatever reason. It calls for a vigilance that is beyond any of us individually, but within the realm of possibility for all of us collectively – when we are empowered and equipped by the Spirit to be alive every hour of every day for the length of days we are given.
 
 
 
 

  • Edie Candee, Liturgist
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor
 
 
 


Sunday, June 19, 2022

8:30 am – Worship in the Chapel in the Woods
 
 

Pentecost

Message: Growing Up in the Noise

Scripture:  Luke 8: 26-33, Galatians 3: 23-26

 

United in Spirit, that’s Pentecost … the celebration of the gift of Holy Spirit moving all over to join our hearts and minds

There is a unity of Spirit that across both the Pentecost experience and the scripture readings.

The unity of a diverse group of people (Acts 2), the unity of all of Christ’s followers adopted into one united family (Romans 8), and the unity of love connecting both our Trinitarian God and our human community (John 14).

Let us celebrate!
 
 

  • Debra Boston, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, CLS – Message
 


 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

9:50 am – Ringing of the Bell
10:00 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 

Pentecost

Message: The Great Requirement

Scripture:  Micah 6:8 (CEB); John 16:12-15 (CEB)

 
 

  • Barbara Cook, Liturgist
  • Donna Benson, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor


Sunday, June 5, 2022

9:20 am – Ringing of the Bell
9:30 am – Live and Online Worship in the Sanctuary
 

Pentecost Sunday

Message: Jesus, the Way

Scripture:  Acts 2:1-21 (CEB); John 14:8-17, 25-27 (CEB
 

  • Nancy Janson, Liturgist
  • Jelinda Blum, Children’s Message
  • Antuan Hairston, Director of Music Ministry
  • Clarice Snyder, Organist/Pianist
  • Saint James Chancel Choir
  • Rev. Patricia Abell, Pastor