Welcome to Our Online Worship


Welcome to McMannen UMC Online worship.   Due to the Coronavirus and until further notice, we invite you to join us online for worship on Sunday mornings. We may not be able to meet together physically, but that’s not going to stop us from rallying together spiritually. Join us online for a special time of worship and a message from Pastor Donna Banks.


Sermon Series —

“Wonder Women of the Bible”

In recent years, we've had a rash of superheroes--Spider Man, Batman, the Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Woman-that have leaped off the comic book page into the movie theater. Judging from the ticket sales, videos, DVD, and hero-related paraphernalia, many people are fascinated with them. Maybe we secretly hope some of that superhero magic might rub off on us.


In conjunction with the second installment of Wonder Women released on Christmas Day, our sermon series during the season of Epiphany will be Wonder Women of the Bible. This series will delve into some of the real women of the Bible, who responded to life and to God in ways that we can identify. While the women chosen for this series may not have superhuman power, they have unusual courage to do extraordinary things empowered by God. Join us as we take a little detour from the lectionary to explore these strong women who played pivotal roles at crucial times in the history of God's people.


Order of Worship


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Opening Prayer (BOW, 315)



Let us pray:

O God, you have made of one blood

   all nations that dwell on the face of the whole earth,

and see your blessed Son to preach peace

   to them that are far off and to them that are near.

Come that all people everywhere may

seek after you  and find you. 

Bring the nations into your fold, pour out

your Spirit on all flesh,

   and hasten your kingdom; through the same

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   


Opening Song— 

There Is a Balm in Gilead

 (UMH #375)



Refrain:

There is a balm in Gilead

to make the wounded whole,

there is a balm in Gilead

to heal the sin-sick soul.


Sometimes I feel discouraged

and think my work's in vain,

but then the Holy Spirit

revives my soul again. (Refrain)


2) Don’t ever feel discouraged,

for Jesus is your friend,

and if your look for knowledge

he’ll ne’er refuse to lend. (Refrain)


3) If you cannot preach like Peter,

if you cannot pray like Paul,

you can tell the love of Jesus

and say, "He died for all." (Refrain)


Prayer of Illumination (FOW, 51) 

By your Holy Spirit, O God, 

open our ears, our eyes,

our hearts, and our minds

to the Holy Word

so that it comes to rule in

our  hearts for Jesus’ sake.  Amen.



Scripture

Judges 4:1-10


Sermon

Deborah . . . The First and Only

Reverend Donna  Banks

Epiphany Affirmation of Faith

(UMH #885)

We believe in God,

the creator of all things,

the giver of life and breath.


We believe in Jesus Christ,

born Emmanuel, God with us,

baptized and revealed the

most beloved Son of God;

he sought to heal humanity by taking our brokenness upon himself,

suffering for us,

dying for us

and being raised from the dead for our sake

and for the sake of all the world.

We believe that he will come again.


We believe in the Holy Spirit,

continually poured out refreshing our lives,

leading us into a new day,

ever-birthing the church, the body of Christ in the world.

This Spirit is our soul companion and counselor of truth

reminding us of the gift of faith,

the ever presence of God

and the promise of eternal life.

Thanks be to God! Amen.


Closing Song—

Precious Lord, Take My Hand (UMH #474)


Precious Lord, take my hand,

Lead me on, let me stand,

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;

Through the storm, through the night,

Lead me on to the light:

Take my hand, precious Lord,

Lead me home.


When my way grows drear,

Precious Lord, linger near,

When my life is almost gone,

Hear my cry, hear my call,

Hold my hand lest I fall:

Take my hand, precious Lord,

Lead me home.


When the darkness appears

And the night draws near,

And the day is past and gone,

At the river, I stand,

Guide my feet, hold my hand:

Take my hand, precious Lord,

Lead me home.


Blessing (FOW, 53)

The peace of Christ, crucified and risen for all, go with you this day and always. 






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