Freedom United Methodist Church news
August 6, 2020
Services are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. The Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church.
On Sunday, Aug. 2, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was:
Prelude – Janell Reutlinger
Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley
Call to Worship – Psalm 143:1-10, led by Lori Louthan
Opening Hymn – “Wonderful Words of Life” led by Debbie Brown
Affirmation of Faith
Hymn of Justifying Grace – “Crown Him with Many Crowns ”
Offertory Prayer by Pastor Todd
Special Music – Jennifer Finley sang “Who Am I”
Holy Scripture – Acts 9:32-43. As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!” Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.
The Morning Message – “Reaching different people” – Pastor Todd Finley
Holy Communion was served to the congregation
Hymn of Invitation – “Let Us Break Bread Together”
“Closing Musical Response – “Seek Ye First”
Postlude – Janell Reutlinger
Please keep our country in your prayers as our state and national leaders have decisions daily concerning our peace and safety. Please keep praying for a fast reversal of the coronavirus epidemic, and pray for our medical personnel as they deal with the epidemic. Please remember those on our prayer list including: The Brown Family (Debbie’s niece passed away), Rhonda Harris newborn granddaughter (medical issue), Brylie Streeter (Becky Hill’s granddaughter, medical issue), Kayle and Leonard Northcutt, Alexa Brown (Debbie’s granddaughter), Judy DeVine, Dale Martin (Debbie Brown’s father), JR Gregory (Johnnie Sue’s son), Dessa Wallace (Regina Wilson’s mother), Islia Barnes Whitaker, President Trump, our elected officials, our country, Don and Reia Lenhart, Isaac Hansen (deployed), Betty Kirkwood, EMT services in northwest Oklahoma (a need for EMTs), Christians worldwide, Bonita Stewart, J.J. Louthan, Rick Wallace (Regina Wilson’s brother, medical issue), Lisa Hughes and Kinsey Didier. Please keep our first responders – EMTs, firefighters, and law enforcement – in your prayers.
Services at Freedom UMC – Sunday school/Bible study starts at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Please join us as we worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.