Home Worship for the Weekend of November 22 2020

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. Think about it, you may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you. 

Remember that CDC guidelines state that even in Phase 3, if you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain sequestered and safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones. If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch!

Prelude: UMH #154 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Diadem)

Verse 1

All hail the pow'r of Jesus' name Let angels prostrate fall

Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all

Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all

Verse 4

Let ev'ry kindred ev'ry tribe On this terrestrial ball

To Him all majesty ascribe And crown Him Lord of all

To Him all majesty ascribe And crown Him Lord of all

Verse 5

O that with yonder sacred throng We at His feet may fall

We'll join the everlasting song And crown Him Lord of all

We'll join the everlasting song And crown Him Lord of all

CCLI Song # 25400 Edward Perronet | John Rippon | Oliver Holden © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 625707


Affirmation for Christ the King Sunday


I believe in the God who made and owns the world, and in the Servant God sent to redeem the world, and in the Holy Spirit who is God's presence in the world today.

I believe everything I have is really God's, given into my keeping for the good of the world.

I believe I am expected to live spiritually in the word, dealing justly with all persons and contributing to the care of the poor and needy.

I believe my own life and the lives of those I love will be blessed by my faithfulness in stewardship and my devotion to spiritual matters, for God rewards those who seek the welfare of others and a greater sense of the heavenly kingdom. Amen

UMH #131 "We Gather Together" - Jazz Arrangement

Verse 1

We gather together  To ask the Lord's blessing

He chastens and hastens His will to make known  

The wicked oppressing  Now cease from distressing

Sing praises to His name , He forgets not His own

Verse 2

Beside us to guide us  Our God with us joining  

Ordaining maintaining  His kingdom divine

So from the beginning  The fight we were winning

Thou Lord wast at our side  All glory be Thine

Verse 3

We all do extol Thee  Thou Leader triumphant

And pray that Thou still  Our Defender will be

Let Thy congregation  Escape tribulation

Thy name be ever praised  O Lord make us free

CCLI Song # 2763842  Eduard Kremser | Ken Barker | Theodore Baker © Words: Public Domain Music: 1997 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)) Curb Word Music (Admin. by WC Music Corp.) All rights reserved. www.ccli.com.  CCLI License # 625707.


Contemplative Prayer of  Thanks

Offer up your own prayers. After each sentence, pause, breath again, remember the love of God. Offer praise and thanksgiving to God. Share your worries and concerns with God. Pray for other people. Pray for people who are sick, lonely, and afraid. Pray for medical professionals, medical researchers, first responders, and community leaders who are working so hard to keep us well. Ask God to help you find creative ways to reach out to people and share God’s love via phone, card, email, or social media, etc.

Almighty and most merciful God,
from you comes every good and perfect gift.
We give you praise and thanks for all your mercies.
Your goodness has created us, your bounty has sustained us,
your discipline has chastened us, your patience has borne with us,
your love has redeemed us.
Give us a heart to love and serve you,
and enable us to show our thankfulness for all your goodness and mercy
by giving up ourselves to your service,
and cheerfully submitting in all things to your blessed will;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


Let Us Give Thanks: A Photo Prayer


A Conversation with Earl McCurty


Matthew 25: 31-46 (CEB) with UMH #434 Cuando El Pobre

Wade Meyers, pianist

Listen to the beautiful piano music as you read...

Judgment of the nations

31 “Now when the Human One comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them from each other, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right side. But the goats he will put on his left.

34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. 35 I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’

37 “Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

40 “Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Get away from me, you who will receive terrible things. Go into the unending fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 I was hungry and you didn’t give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn’t give me anything to drink. 43 I was a stranger and you didn’t welcome me. I was naked and you didn’t give me clothes to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you?’ 45 Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment. But the righteous ones will go into eternal life.”


Message: Lord, When Did We See You?

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Kingdom Parables Series



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Offering Prayer: God of mercy and compassion, what is the offering that pleases you most? Certainly, not the token gift that makes us feel we done all that is required, but a gift that reminds us that need is all around us, and compassion and love are needed desperately and can be given extravagantly. May the gifts we give through your church help the hungry, thirsty, the imprisoned; but may our whole being be centered on seeing the opportunities to personally make your love real to a hurting world. We follow in Christ’s holy, loving way. Amen. (Matthew 25:31-46)

Broadway - Oceanview Worship

Laura Putman, lead vocal

Silently she watches As the cars go by

The minutes turn to hours And she tries not to cry

It seems no one remembered To come take her home

It's been years now Still she waits alone

A young boy begs for money On the corner of the street

I see him almost everyday but our eyes never meet

I wonder where you came from I wonder where you'll go

I wonder if you disappeared If anyone would know


You were hungry You were thirsty

You were lonely And afraid

You were crying And no one heard you

You were dying and no one came

I'll never forget you Your face is etched in my mind

You held out your hand And I just tossed you a dime

Sitting on the sidewalk With those eyes so blue

I'd give anything for another chance Just to talk to you


Father forgive me I know not what I do

When I walk through this life When I walk right by you

These faces and memories, these places I've been

Lord, help me to see you when I see them again

Sherri Youngward: CD: Faces Memories Places, 5 Minute Walk Music


A Blessing for Christ the King Sunday

It is not enough to acclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and King. Our mission in life is to make his kingdom a reality among us and to bring it to those around us by our words and deeds.

The way to do this is to live as he lived: for others, in love and service. May almighty God bless you for this task: the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord and to give shape to his kingdom. EVERYONE: Thanks be to God!

~ from Liturgies Alive, Models of Celebration.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" Alicia Keys performance with a narration by Anthony Mackie

National Football League


Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday (Reign of Christ Sunday) after Pentecost November 22, 2020 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A

1st Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm: 95:1-7a

2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46


Mission Focus: Florida UM Children's Home

Can you imagine what it’s like for a child to be away from their family at Christmas?

Can you imagine what it’s like for a child to be away from their family at Christmas? It may be especially difficult this year with the added stress over the past several months caused by COVID-19 and making them feel even more isolated. Imagine not having that cup of hot chocolate in front of the family tree and reading a holiday story such as T’was The Night Before Christmas.

At the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, we care for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. And while it is better that they are out of that unsafe environment, our children still miss that feeling of family. During this season of their life, we become their family. And with your support, it can be a truly memorable Christmas.

Emma is one of these children. She came from an abusive home, and was very withdrawn as a result of her traumatic experiences. Emma was very antisocial, and avoided speaking to others when she came to the Children’s Home a few months ago.

Through the support of her houseparents and therapist, Emma learned to express her feelings and find her inner strength. In fact, she has become a bit of leader in her cottage among the younger girls. Her confidence rose to such a level she wanted to take on the high ropes course on our Enterprise campus, and did it! She also learned that she liked participating in our Spiritual Life program. She recently started asking questions about baptism, and is singing in choir during Sunday worship services.

Emma has come a long way in her brief time at the Children’s Home, but her story is still being written. One thing is certain, she is definitely looking forward to Christmas!

For many children, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home becomes the loving family that these children so desperately need. And isn’t that what we all want… to be cared for and loved? With your support, we can make this a truly magical Christmas for all the children we care for, whether on our Enterprise campus, the Madison Youth Ranch, or through our community foster care homes.

Please consider your most generous gift to support the over 500 children currently in our care at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home during this holiday season.

Just click the DONATE button on our online giving page. Follow this link to the FL UM Children's Home Webpage: CLICK HERE