Sunday Worship

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
Morning Worship
September 12, 2021


Gathering of the Congregation


 Welcome and Announcements

 Prayer Requests

Call To Worship

 Introit:  “Let There Be Peace On Earth” UMH #431


Worship Through Praise and Music

*Hymn of Praise:  “America” UMH #697

 Prayers Of God’s People

 The Lord’s Prayer

Worship Through Affirming Our Faith

*The Apostle’s Creed

*Gloria Patri

Worship Through Hearing The Word

*Hymn of Preparation:  “Take Time To Be Holy” UMH #395


 Scripture:  James 3:1-12

“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. 

My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” James 3:10

A. This gives us a picture of our basic human nature.

  1. We were made in God’s image, but we have also fallen into sin.
  2. God works to change us from the inside out.
  3. The Holy Spirit purifies a heart.
  4. He gives us self-control.
  5. So that we speak words that please God!

*Hymn Of Commitment:  “Lord, I Want To Be A Christian” UMH #402

*The Passing of God’s Love and Peace


Sending Forth

 Kingdom Building Through Our Tithes and Offerings

 Postlude:  Doxology


*Denotes that the congregation stands as able.


Mission Statement

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.


Sunday Bible Study at 6:00pm – 1 Samuel 

Wednesday Prayer Service at 3:00pm

Scripture:  James 3:1-12

1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.


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.  Amen.

Gloria Patri

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.


“Let There Be Peace On Earth” UMH #431
Let there be peace on earth

and let it begin with me;

let there be peace on earth,

the peace that was meant to be.

With God our creator, children all are we.

Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,

let this be the moment now.

With every step I take,

may this be my solemn vow:

to take each moment and live 

each moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth,

and let it begin with me.


“America” UMH #697
My country, ‘tis of thee, 
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; 
land where my fathers died, 
land of the pilgrims’ pride, 
from every mountainside let freedom ring! 

My native country, thee, 
land of the noble free, thy name I love; 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
thy woods and templed hills; 
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above. 

Let music swell the breeze, 
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom’s song; 
let mortal tongues awake; 
let all that breathe partake; 
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong. 

Our fathers’ God, to thee, 
author of liberty, to thee we sing; 
long may our land be bright 
with freedom’s holy light; 
protect us by thy might, great God, our King. 


“Take Time To Be Holy” UMH #395
Take time to be holy, 
speak oft with thy Lord; 
abide in him always, 
and feed on his word. 
Make friends of God’s children, 
help those who are weak, 
forgetting in nothing 
his blessing to seek. 

Take time to be holy, 
the world rushes on; 
spend much time in secret 
with Jesus alone. 
By looking to Jesus, 
like him thou shalt be; 
thy friends in thy conduct 
his likeness shall see. 

Take time to be holy, 
let him be thy guide, 
and run not before him, 
whatever betide. 
In joy or in sorrow, 
still follow the Lord, 
and, looking to Jesus, 
still trust in his word. 

Take time to be holy, 
be calm in thy soul, 
each thought and each motive 
beneath his control. 
Thus led by his spirit 
to fountains of love, 
thou soon shalt be fitted 
for service above. 


“Lord, I Want To Be A Christian” UMH #402
Lord, I want to be a Christian
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.


Lord, I want to be more loving
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.


Lord, I want to be more holy
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.


Lord, I want to be like Jesus 
in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.