Sunday Worship 07/26/2020

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, July 26 at 9:00 am we’ll have an outdoor worship service in the front parking lot (weather permitting).  Please note the early time.  That’s so we can take advantage of the morning shade. 

The service should last about 40 minutes.  Please bring your own chair, wear a mask, and remember to keep a safe 6 feet of space between you and other worshipers.  There will be an offering plate available for your donation.  We will livestream the service on Facebook.

Please use your judgment about whether or not to attend.  If you’re unwell, or in a high risk group and afraid of potential exposure to the virus, please stay safely at home.

For this weekend I’ve recorded a separate service which will be available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube after 10:00 am on Sunday.  Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/A_oRf_Vwt28

If our livestream works on Sunday we’ll simply use that recording for future Sundays.

I just want to take a moment for a special thank you to my husband Rich Lovallo who has generously donated his time and talent for the past 4 months to our church.  He has been the voice you hear every Sunday singing with mine, and the musician at the piano.  For those of you who don’t know, he’s the Music Minister at Butler UMC, so every week since March he’s been working overtime, recording our worship service with me and then recording with Rev. McKay at Butler.  I’m so very grateful for his humble service.

We won’t be able to have congregational singing in-person, so this video is our last opportunity to enjoy hymn-singing.  Here are the lyrics for you to sing along:

Opening Song              “Honor and Praise”                         TFWS #2018

          RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          HERE TO ADORE YOU FOR ALL OF OUR DAYS,

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          LORD OF THE HEAVENS, HOW FAITHFUL YOU ARE.

          SHINE DOWN UPON US, O BRIGHT MORNING STAR.

          RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          FILLING THE TEMPLE, THE WORK OF YOUR GRACE;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          HERE TO ADORE YOU FOR ALL OF OUR DAYS,

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

          LORD OF THE HEAVENS, HOW FAITHFUL YOU ARE.

          RISE IN OUR SPIRITS, O BRIGHT MORNING STAR.

          RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS;

          WE COME BEFORE YOU WITH HONOR AND PRAISE.

Closing Hymn               “They’ll Know We Are Christians”           FWS #2223

          WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD,

          WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD,

          AND WE PRAY THAT ALL UNITY MAY ONE DAY BE RESTORED:

[Refrain]

          AND THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE, BY OUR LOVE;

          YES, THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE.

          WE WILL WALK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WALK HAND IN HAND,

          WE WILL WALK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WALK HAND IN HAND,

          AND TOGETHER WE’LL SPREAD THE NEWS THAT GOD IS IN OUR LAND:

          [Refrain]

          WE WILL WORK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WORK SIDE BY SIDE,

          WE WILL WORK WITH EACH OTHER, WE WILL WORK SIDE BY SIDE,

          AND WE’LL GUARD HUMAN DIGNITY AND SAVE HUMAN PRIDE:

          [Refrain]

          ALL PRAISE TO THE FATHER, FROM WHOM ALL THINGS COME,

          AND ALL PRAISE TO CHRIST JESUS, GOD’S ONLY SON,

          AND ALL PRAISE TO THE SPIRIT, WHO MAKES US ONE:

          [Refrain]

Finally I want to thank you for your continued support of our church, especially during these uncertain times.  Your generous donations have made it possible for us to continue our mission and ministry in the world despite having had to shut down our building temporarily.  Please remember to mail your checks to UMC at Newfoundland, PO Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435.  If you prefer to make your gift with a debit or credit card you can go to the GNJ Conference website at gnjumc.org/onlinegiving.  Our church is #2040 and we’re in the Skylands District.

Thank you and blessings,

Rev. Jenn

UMC @ Newfoundland

P.O. Box 288

65 La Rue Road

Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Office 973-697-2877