Home Worship for Sunday, September 12, 2021

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.

If you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain 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! 

9/11 "On that Day"

Looking back 20 years after the attacks on September 11, 2001


Psalm 32

1 The one whose wrongdoing is forgiven, whose sin is covered over, is truly happy! 2 The one the Lord doesn’t consider guilty— in whose spirit there is no dishonesty— that one is truly happy! 3 When I kept quiet, my bones wore out; I was groaning all day long—

every day, every night!— 4 because your hand was heavy upon me. My energy was sapped as if in a summer drought. 


5 So I admitted my sin to you; I didn’t conceal my guilt. “I’ll confess my sins to the Lord, ” is what I said. Then you removed the guilt of my sin. 


6 That’s why all the faithful should pray to you during troubled times so that a great flood of water won’t reach them. 7 You are my secret hideout! You protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of rescue! 


8 I will instruct you and teach you about the direction you should go. I’ll advise you and keep my eye on you. 9 Don’t be like some senseless horse or mule, whose movement must be controlled with a bit and a bridle. Don’t be anything like that! 10 The pain of the wicked is severe, but faithful love surrounds the one who trusts the Lord. 11 You who are righteous, rejoice in the Lord and be glad! All you whose hearts are right, sing out in joy!

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

UM Hymnal #103


A Prayer for September 11, 2021

Written by Bishop Ken Carter



Scripture  Lesson: 

Philippians 2:3-11

Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. 4 Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others. 5 Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus:

6 Though he was in the form of God,
he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit.
7 But he emptied himself
by taking the form of a slave
and by becoming like human beings.
When he found himself in the form of a human,
8 he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God highly honored him
and gave him a name above all names,
10 so that at the name of Jesus everyone
in heaven, on earth, and under the earth might bow
11 and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Sermon: "Imitate Christ"

It is human nature to imitate the influences around us.  Who we choose to imitate makes a difference in how we act and what happens in the world. You are going to imitate someone, might as well be Jesus Christ.


Blessing from the book of Jude

To the one who is able to protect you from falling,

and to present you blameless and rejoicing before his glorious presence,

to the only God our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,

belong glory, majesty, power, and authority,

before all time, now and forever.