Are your church services cancelled this weekend due to Hurricane Matthew? Swansboro UMC is providing an alternative worship service to their congregation this Sunday.
If you will not be having your standard services, consider joining Swansboro with the service outline below.
While we will not be meeting at Church on Sunday morning, we would love for you to join our church family in a Sunday Morning Home Worship service. This service is short and can be done on your own or as a family. Please stay safe, and be in prayer for all the communities that will be affected by this storm.
Sunday Morning Home Worship
Call to Worship:
In the midst of the storm, we will praise the Lord!
God is our peace and our comforter.
Let us give thanks to the Lord!
The Lord is our refuge and our strength.
Almighty God, you who calmed the waters when your disciples were afraid. Grant us your peace and comfort so that we may draw closer to you this morning, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
Opening Song: Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me this I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to Him belong / They are weak, but he is strong / Yes, Jesus loves me / Yes, Jesus loves me / Yes, Jesus loves me / The Bible tells me so!
Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41
After reading the scripture, spend a few minutes discussing how God has calmed the storms in your life. If you have children, this might be a great opportunity to talk to them about how Jesus gives us peace when we are frightened.
Tithes and Offerings:
If you do not currently give online, please consider using your church’s online giving service to give tithes and offerings this week.
Closing Song: Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound / That saved a wretch like me / I once was lost but now I’m found / Was blind, but now I see
Dear Jesus, thank you for this day that you have given us. Please comfort all those who have been impacted by this storm. Help us see how we might be your hands and feet to our neighbors who need assistance in the aftermath of the hurricane. Thank you for keeping us safe. Amen.