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Our Worship Connection for January 31 is ready!
We apologize for the delay and technical difficulties this morning. You should be able to skip to the place you got cut off this morning.
We've included the videos that had been cut during the livestream.
We will share the full service this afternoon - please be sure to check back!
Next Sunday we're starting our Immerse: Messiah series where we will dive deep into a unique journey through every book of the New Testament. While we will be focusing on it through worship we also have a study component for the congregation. We are encouraging everyone to start a personal study or join a book club group as we read through the New Testament in a new way. Check out the video below that shows the way this Bible study is WAY different than any Bible study you've encountered before.
Have you signed up to Walk with Jesus? Our newest Bible Adventure is up and running. We've heard it's boat loads of fun.
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Prayers for the Inauguration
I encourage you in your praying today, and in the coming days as our new administration begins to lead our nation. Commit with me to pray daily for our President and Vice-President especially during their first 100 days in office.
And today, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris prepare to take the oaths of office as our 46th President and Vice-President of the United States of America, prayers have been, should be, and will be offered for them. The Apostle Paul writes in his first letter to Timothy, whom Paul assigned to shepherd the churches in Ephesus: “I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for rulers and all in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
Our first President, George Washington, set the precedent when he invited Catholic Archbishop, John Carroll, to pray at his inauguration in 1789. Over 230 years later, his prayer provides a solid foundation on which to add our own intercessions for our new President and Vice-President. His original prayer is divided into sections, to which we may add our own heart-felt prayers:
1. Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed your glory to all nations.
God of power and might, wisdom and justice,
through you authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.
2. For the President:
Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude
the President of these United States,
that his/her administration may be conducted in righteousness,
and be eminently useful to your people over whom he/she presides.
May he/she encourage due respect for virtue and religion.
May he/she execute the laws with justice and mercy.
May he/she seek to restrain crime, vice, and immorality.
3. For the members of Congress:
Let the light of your divine wisdom
direct the deliberations of Congress, (and especially of N [our congressional rep’s])
and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed
for our rule and government.
May they seek to preserve peace, promote national happiness,
and continue to bring us the blessings of liberty and equality.
4. For state and local officials:
We pray for N., the governor of this state (commonwealth, dominion),
for the members of the legislature, (especially, N.,)
for judges, elected civil officials, (especially, N.,)
and all others who are entrusted to guard our political welfare.
May they be enabled, by your powerful protection,
to discharge their duties with honesty and ability.
5. We likewise commend to your unbounded mercy
all citizens of the United States,
that we be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of your holy law.
May we be preserved in union and that peace which the world cannot give;
and, after enjoying the blessings of this life,
be admitted to those which are eternal.
We pray to you, who are Lord and God,
for ever and ever.
Basis for a daily prayer:
May our Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd of the sheep, bless President Biden and Vice-President Harris, and grant them wisdom for the leading/shepherding and healing of our nation toward a wider justice, greater equity, equal prosperity, and deeper dignity for all.
At today’s inauguration, the invocation will be delivered by the Rev. Leo O’Donavan, a longtime Biden family friend.
Rev. Silvester Beaman of the African Methodist Episcopal church (AME) will deliver the benediction after the Presidential oath of office at Noon.
Tomorrow, the Inauguration Prayer Service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral, livestreamed and televised at 10:00 am. It is scheduled to last a little over an hour.
Additional reading, see these Sources:
College Student Care Packages -- Let’s share the Love!
We are assembling college student care packages to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day! Please consider helping out by…
Ordering items from the Amazon wish list and sending directly to the organizer- Erica Dobscha.
Making a donation through the Church online giving under the Special Donations “Faith Friends”.
Items need to be received by Feb. 7th.
We appreciate your continued support!
An illuminating, thoughtful, and hopeful reflection from an eminent Black theologian. He does not proclaim the final word but instead, invites reflection and sparks a conversation. On MLK Jr Day, make some time to read, reflect, and resolve to make a positive response.
"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny." - MLK Jr, quoted in DREAM.
Have a blessed day, and let Christ help you to be the change.
Rev. Jim Wishmyer
transformingcenter.org Editor’s Note: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we offer the next installment of our ongoing series, featuring an excerpt adapted from the introduction to James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree. This is Cone’s own spiritual reflection on his story as a Black theologian wrestling ...
We can't wait to worship with you today!
Join us tomorrow as we continue our series in the Psalms! We're focusing on Psalm 111 and continuing to learn more about prayer. We meet online at 10 and in the sanctuary at 11:30. Pre-register for our in person service on our website: leesburgumc.org
Where have you seen God this week? Or sensed or happened upon or were surprised by or felt God this week?
Join us this Sunday as we continue in our Psalms series and focus in on Psalm 111.
On this warm winter day can you guess what song this is based on the lyrics?
"I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses"
Tell us Tuesday: Pineapple on pizza? Yay or Nay?*
*We know this has nothing to do with church but sometimes we just like to have fun! Who knows, based on the response the next time we have a meal together we could be having hawaiian pizza.
Check out the latest Bible Adventure: Walking with Jesus and reserve your time today!
See you at 10 here on Facebook live!
Join us worship tomorrow! We're in our second week focusing on the Psalms. After the events of this week many of us will need to gather together and be present with God. Join us at 10 am online or 11:30 in person (registration required).
Join us Sunday as we continue our Psalms series. Remember, if you can't find the words to pray, the Psalms are a great start.
A reflection from Pastor Jim on yesterday's violence at the Capitol over on our Faith and Life blog.
leesburgumc.org We made it through the night, to "dawn's early light..." It’s Thursday, hours after Vice-President Mike Pence declared by virtue of the Electoral College vote count, that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be our next President and...
We invite you to pray more than you scroll today. Pray the Psalms, sing hymns, recite the Lord's prayer, take a prayer walk, or use a breath prayer: Inhale: Hear my prayer, Lord Exhale' Listen to my cries for mercy. Pray, it's better than scrolling endlessly and hoping to feel better, we promise.
We know today many of us are still processing the disturbing events that took place at the Capitol yesterday. We believe one of the best ways to process is through prayer. Join Chaplain of the Senate Rev. Barry Black as he lifts prayers for our Nation.
Senate Chaplain Barry Black closes the joint session of Congress in prayer: "We deplore the desecration of the United States Capitol building, the shedding of innocent blood, the loss of life and the quagmire of dysfunction that threaten our democracy."
Hearing reports of protests turning violent; protestors breaking into the US Capital...
Praying for the safety of our congressional leaders and staff; for our first-responders who are charged with keeping peace and protecting the rights and safety of all; for order and sanity to be restored.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.
Rev. Jim Wishmyer
Worship Connection December 27, 2020
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Merry Christmas from Leesburg United Methodist Church!
We hope you enjoy this collection of Christmas music from Raising Praise
Worship Connection for Christmas Eve
Lessons & Carols
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Thank you, to all who helped make our Advent and Christmas Eve worship possible, meaningful, and memorable – musicians, singers, audio techs, video/livestream techs, readers [and listeners!], website and social media ITs, greeters, ushers, counters, our Worship Planning Team, our admin staff, our Altar Guild, and many more…
Please see this list and realize the many who contribute their time so we can worship – and consider offering your time to help in 2021! Express your appreciation to them also.
Merry Christmas, and thank you, one and all! We are so proud of each of you and what you have done to see LUMC through 2020!
May we all have a blessed and happier 2021!
Family Christmas Eve Service.
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LOCATION CHANGE: Due to heavy rain the 4:30 service will be moved indoors. All other service locations and times remain unchanged. Please register so that we are able to maintain safe social distancing at the service: https://leesburgumc.e360chms.com/external/form/10396a13-1076-4d37-b50e-9434ccad9f7b
Please note the location change for our 4:30 service!! It has been moved from Ida Lee to the Blossom and Bloom parking lot. We'll meet rain or shine tomorrow so please come prepared. We can't wait to worship with you!
Christmas Eve at Leesburg UMC
Get ready to celebrate and worship with us tomorrow!
Christmas Eve is almost here! If you plan on coming to any of our in-person worship services you must pre-register. Due to COVID protocols we want to ensure that everyone is safe with proper social distancing. This requires all our worshippers to pre-register. Click below to go to our Faith & Life blog for more detailed information about our services and the registration links.
leesburgumc.org We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas. WORSHIP This year, we’ll have both in-person and online worship available on Christmas Eve, December 24th. 12 noon in our Sanctuary - Join us in our...
Can you guess what Christmas song these lyrics are from:
"Son of God, oh, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth"
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