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!




INTROIT   Give To The Winds Thy Fears UMH #129


HYMN OF PRAISE     Leaning On The Everlasting Arms UMH #133




HYMN OF PREPARATION   Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise UMH #103

MESSAGE:  Scripture:  Psalm 30

 “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord, my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever.” Psalm 30:12

A. This Psalm is a celebration of God’s deliverance.

  1. It tells us earthly security is uncertain, but God is always faithful.
  2. Both David and ourselves know all good blessings come from God.
  3. However, security makes people feel independent from God.
  4. When we are tempted we must remind ourselves security without God is false.
  5. Depend on God for your security.

HYMN OF COMMITMENT    Have Thine Own Way, Lord UMH #382


Scripture:  Psalm 30

1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.

8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

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.

Give To The Winds Thy Fears UMH #129

Give to the winds thy fears; 

hope and be undismayed. 

God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, 

God shall lift up thy head. 

Through waves and clouds and storms, 

God gently clears the way; 

wait thou God’s time; so shall this night 

soon end in joyous day. 

Leave to God’s sovereign sway 

to choose and to command; 

so shalt thou, wondering, own that way, 

how wise, how strong this hand. 

Let us in life, in death, 

thy steadfast truth declare, 

and publish with our latest breath 

thy love and guardian care. 

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms UMH #133

What a fellowship, what a joy divine, 

leaning on the everlasting arms; 

what a blessedness, what a peace is mine, 

leaning on the everlasting arms. 

Leaning, leaning, 

safe and secure from all alarms; 

leaning, leaning, 

leaning on the everlasting arms. 

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way, 

leaning on the everlasting arms; 

O how bright the path grows from day to day, 

leaning on the everlasting arms. 

What have I to dread, what have I to fear, 

leaning on the everlasting arms? 

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, 

leaning on the everlasting arms.

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise UMH #103

Immortal, invisible, God only wise, 

in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, 

most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, 

almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise. 

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, 

nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might; 

thy justice like mountains high soaring above 

thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love. 

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small; 

in all life thou livest, the true life of all; 

we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, 

and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee. 

Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in light; 

thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight; 

all laud we would render: O help us to see 

’tis only the splendor of light hideth thee. 

Have Thine Own Way, Lord UMH #382

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! 

Thou art the potter, I am the clay. 

Mold me and make me after thy will, 

while I am waiting, yielded and still. 

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! 

Search me and try me, Savior today! 

Wash me just now, Lord, wash me just now, 

as in thy presence humbly I bow. 

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! 

Wounded and weary, help me I pray! 

Power, all power, surely is thine! 

Touch me and heal me, Savior divine! 

Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! 

Hold o’er my being absolute sway. 

Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see 

Christ only, always, living in me!