Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 am
Holy Communion at the end of service on each first Sunday of the month.
Calvary United Methodist Church/ Christiansburg, October 1st, 2020
Since the letter from Bishop Lewis that shut down the Conference Churches, Calvary was approved as a Pioneer Church and is holding In-door worship with many restrictions.
- Everyone must wear a mask.
- The pews are marked off for safe spacing.
- After the service, the Sanctuary has to be sanitized.
- The Hymnals, Bibles, and all printed material has been removed out of the pews.
- There can be no singing, touching, passing of the Peace, etc…
- No one with symptoms of the virus should attend until tested negative.
- People should enter the front door and exit at the side door.
- The offering plates are placed one at each door.
- The door under the breezeway will be unlocked during the service for bathroom access only.
- The music is by Piano only. (This is the reason the order of service is sent to all with Email address and posted on the web site each week, so everyone can be familiar with the service order and words of the Hymns before they come each week.)
This will be followed until the virus improves and Bishop Lewis can change the restrictions safely.
Dear God I pray for every member of Calvary Church and thank you for calling and appointing me as pastor. I pray to you the Great Healer to heal every pain, sickness, and hurt in the Church and for this virus that seems to be spreading the world over. I pray for every problem, worry, trial and tribulation in our Church Family. While we cannot hold hands and pass the peace or even shake hands to greet each other, please stir the Holy Spirit within us, making our love for each other stronger than it is when we see each other! Please make this sermon real , uplifting, and what you want it to say to everyone that reads it. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!
Calvary United Methodist Church
Pastor Sebert Rorrer
July 25, 2021
Gathering of the Congregation
Welcome and Announcements
Call To Worship
Worship Through Praise and Music
*Hymn of Praise: “‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus” UMH #462
Prayers Of God’s People
The Lord’s Prayer
Worship Through Affirming Our Faith
Worship Through Hearing The Word
*Hymn of Preparation: “It Is Well With My Soul” UMH #377
“Then those men, when they had seen the miracles that Jesus did, said, this is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.” John 6:14
A. The prophet is the one prophesied by Moses in Deuteronomy 18:15.
- A prophet not like observers and diviners of the times, and nations.
- A prophet raised up from the midst of Israel, like Moses.
- The prophet we must listen to.
- Faith in Jesus will give us peace in the storm.
- Jesus said, ”It is I; be not afraid.”
*Hymn Of Commitment: “Jesus Calls Us” UMH #398
*The Passing of God’s Love and Peace
Kingdom Building Through Our Tithes and Offerings
*Denotes that the congregation stands as able.
Sunday Bible Study at 6:00pm – 1 Samuel
Wednesday Prayer Service at 3:00pm
Through the love of Jesus Christ, Calvary United Methodist Church is a beacon of light and love to our families, our community, our nation, and the world. Guided by the Holy Spirit we are a covenant church with Jesus Christ through faith, prayer, and service.
Scripture: John 6:1-21
1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
“Break Thou The Bread Of Life” UMH #599
Break thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
as thou didst break the loaves beside the sea;
beyond the sacred page I seek thee, Lord;
my spirit pants for thee, O Living Word!
Bless thou the truth, dear Lord, to me, to me,
as thou didst bless the bread by Galilee;
then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall;
and I shall find my peace, my all in all.
“‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus” UMH #462
‘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.”
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!
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!
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
just from sin and self to cease;
just from Jesus simply taking
life and rest, and joy and peace.
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.
“It Is Well With My Soul” UMH #377
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed his own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.
“Jesus Calls Us” UMH #398
Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
of our life’s wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth,
saying, “Christian, follow me!”
As of old the apostles heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for Jesus’ sake.
Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, “Christian, love me more!”
In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
“Christian, love me more than these!”
Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.