Nov. 22 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
November 22, 2020

Entire Service

Click to stream entire service

Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Prelude: “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

Maxine Easom, piano

Invocation

Edwina Biron

Opening Hymn: “Crown Him With Many Crowns”

Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California)

Gospel Reading: Matthew 25: 31-46

Edwina Biron

Sermon: “Allegiance to the Kin-dom”

The Rev. Laura Patterson

Anthem: “The Least of These”

Matt Maher

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Edwina Biron

Closing Hymn: “All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly”

Advent Announcement

Maxine Easom

Benediction

Pastor Laura Patterson

Postlude

Maxine Easom, piano

Please consider making an online offering by clicking here.

Nov. 15 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
November 15, 2020

Full Service

Press play to stream the full service

____________________________________________________

Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Prelude

“Fairest Lord Jesus”
Maxine Easom, piano

Invocation

Sarah Sumners

Opening Hymn

“Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”
First Plymouth Church (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Gospel Reading: Matthew 25:14-30

Sarah Sumners

Sermon: “Everyone’s Favorite Sermon Topic!”

The Rev. Laura Patterson

Anthem

“Beautiful Savior”
Saint Olaf Choir

Prayer / The Lord’s Prayer

Sarah Sumners

Closing Hymn

“A Charge to Keep I Have”
Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, California)

Benediction

Pastor Laura Patterson

Postlude

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Maxine Easom, piano

Please consider making an online offering by clicking here.

Sermon: Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

Jesus was often accused by church elders of violating Jewish law — for instance,  healing on the Sabbath. This should not be interpreted that Jesus did not support laws. In Matthew 22: 34-40, Jesus said the two most important laws are to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself. If these two laws are followed, then everything else will fall into place.

However, unlike the Beatles song, love is not all we need. Loving one another must go beyond love. It has to be supported by action. Our love for one another is not just an idea — it’s manifested in how we take care of each other. And through church, we can consistently see the face of the neighbor and be challenged to demonstrate our love through our stewardship.

Sermon

Choir anthem: “Come Dwell in Solomon’s Walls.” (Click to listen.)

“Love Calls Us to the Things of This World”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Matthew 22: 34-40
Oct. 29, 2017