In-Person Worship THIS Sunday (FEBRUARY 7, 2021)!

We have good news….this Sunday we will reopen our church!!!
We will have a service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. We will continue to have online presence with the service being seen on YouTube, the church website, and Facebook page. We will live stream the service on zoom. If you would like a zoom link please email us at
Here are the guidelines for us to have a safe and successful service.
Persons in the age group of 65 and older or those who live with people in this age group are encouraged to stay at home.
Persons with significant high-risk health conditions are encouraged to remain at home.
The nursery will be closed. Please plan accordingly.
If you are feeling sick or have a positive diagnosis with COVID-19, please remain at home.
Entry to the church will be limited to the main sanctuary entrance/Osborne Drive in the front of the church to assist in aiding in social distancing.
Temperature checks will occur as people enter the building, anyone with a temperature with a 100.4 and above will not be allowed in the church.
At the end of the service, congregants will exit through the door at the mail center to aid in social distancing.
Entry and exit of the church building will be clearly communicated and marked.
Cloth masks, face coverings or disposable masks shall be worn by all participants in the church during the entire service.
*Face coverings under the age of 2 is not recommended in addition to anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone who is unable to
remove the mask without assistance (these persons should remain home at this time).
Ushers/greeters should avoid shaking hands and/or hugs. Greet with head nods, elbow bumps, hand wave etc.
Greeters wearing masks and gloves will welcome everyone and suggest using hand sanitizer available.
Greeters will open doors for persons to allow for a touch-free church.
Ushers will escort people entering and exiting the sanctuary to assist with maintaining social distancing.
Ushers will seat congregants starting from the front of the sanctuary to the back. Ushers will assist with exiting persons starting from the back of the sanctuary making their way towards the front (entering seat front to back, exiting leading out back to front).
Every other pew will be marked for seating to ensure social distancing of 6 feet or more. Families are encouraged to sit together.
Each week, the pews available for seating will be rotated from the previous week’s restricted seating.
Attendance records will be kept of all persons attending the service. This is essential so the District Superintendent, the Bishop and Hamilton County Health Department can be contacted with a list of persons in the event an attendee testing positive for COVID-19.
Offering plates will not be passed during the worship service.
An offering plate will be placed where the congregants exit the church building or congregants can continue to pay their tithe on-line.
The person counting the tithe will wear a mask and gloves.
When Holy Communion is conducted, it will only be with pre-packaged self-served communion elements made available when entering the sanctuary.
Paper bulletins will not be available.
The order of worship will be displayed on the projection screens at the front of the sanctuary.
Congregational singing has been suspended.
In the event of a soloist or a small group of singers, extended social distancing beyond 6 feet will be implemented among the singers and congregants.
Instrumental music will be used without congregational singing.

Sunday Morning Worship Service, January 31, 2021

Please fast forward to 2:21 for the service to begin. Thank you.



Call to Worship
L: Come to worship this day. Bring with you all your joys and sorrows.
P: Jesus will offer hope.
L: Come to worship this day believing in the power of God through Jesus Christ.
P: Jesus will bring us healing.
L: Come to worship this day feeling the presence of God.
P: Jesus will teach us new ways to live. AMEN.

Hymn: He Leadeth Me

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Hymn: Freely, Freely

Scripture: Mark 1:23-28

Sermon Rev. Dr. Joshua Felton

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: Great Is Thy Faithfulness



Sunday Morning Worship Service, January 24, 2021


Prelude: Surely the Presence Michael Rodgers

Call to Worship

L: Come, let us praise the Lord!

P: We praise God with our whole heart!

L: God’s works are great!

P: Open our hearts and spirits to see your works, O Lord!

L: Come, let us worship the Lord who has saved us!

P: May our lives reflect the wondrous love of God that all may see and know of God’s greatness. AMEN.

Hymn:             Be Thou My Vision                  Michael Rodgers

Scripture:        Psalm 111                               Lynda Reese

Hymn:             He Touched Me                      Michael Rodgers

Scripture:        Mark 1:21-22

Sermon                                                           Rev. Dr. Joshua Felton

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn:             Seek Ye First                           Michael Rodgers        

Benediction Postlude

Sunday Morning Worship Service, January 17, 2021



Call to Worship 

L: Christ is calling you as disciples
P: Lord Jesus, let us follow you faithfully.

L: You will be led into fields of mission and service.
P: Lord Jesus, where you lead us, we will go.

L: Listen for Christ’s call to you.
P: We are ready to serve the Lord. AMEN.

Hymn: “Are Ye Able”

Scripture: Psalm 62:5-12

Hymn: “Take Time to Be Holy

Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 


Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: “Rescue the Perishing”



Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, January 10, 2021



Call to Worship

L: Lost . . .
P: wandering without purpose, meaning,  

     value, acceptance, or place.
L: We wander lost. But the Spirit of God descends like a

    dove upon us. We hear the ancient words that name and

    claim us as children of God.
P: We are cleansed, refreshed, and made new in the love

    of those words.

Hymn:       Wash, O God, Our Son and Daughters          UMH #605

Scripture: Psalm 29

Hymn:       Baptism in Water        TFWS #2248

Scripture: Mark 1:4-11


Pastoral Prayer

Hymn:       Shall We Gather at the River        UMH #723

Benediction Postlude

Wesley Covenant Service, January 3, 2021

Prelude (We Three Kings)

Call to Worship

L:     Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations

P:     You are the one true God who reigns forever.

Opening Prayer

Hymn: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing   pg. 57

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

Hymn:  O God, Our Help in Ages Past   pg. 117

Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46


The Proclamation

The Confession

Words of Assurance and Pardon

Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross   pg. 298

The Invitation

The Covenant Prayer

Hymn: A Charge to Keep I Have pg. 413

Dismissal with Blessing

Postlude (My Hope Is Built pg. 368)

Sunday Morning Worship Service, December 27, 2020



Call to Worship 

L: Darkness—we who walk in darkness

P: have seen a great light: 

L: a light that is a joy for all the earth,

P: a light that announces new life.

L: In joy we greet this light. 

P: In this light we see that our savior has come.

Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14

Hymn: Rock-a-Bye, My Dear Little Boy

Scripture: John 1:1-14


Pastoral Prayer

Hymn: Go, Tell It On the Mountain



Sunday Morning Communion Worship Service, November 1, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who helped us with our first in-person worship service in several months. Today was my first in-person service with Wesley Memorial and it was a blessing! Thank you to Suzanne Burnett for being our liturgist and H. Steven Walker, Director of Music Ministries for our hymns, prelude, and postlude. Sermon Title: Gentleness. Scripture: John 8:1-11.

World Communion Sunday Morning Worship Service October 4, 2020

Please come to the church at 11:00 am today for drive thru communion. Scripture: Romans 8:1; Sermon: Peace by Rev. Dr. Joshua Felton. Thank you to Lynda Reese for helping with the communion liturgy. Prelude: Sweet Hour of Prayer and Postlude: Hymn of Promise by H. Stephen Walker, Director of Music Ministries. Because He Lives and Let Us Break Bread Together by Michael Rodgers, Soloist.

Sunday Morning Worship Service September 6, 2020

***After the song, Let Us Break Bread Together, please come to the church for drive thru Holy Communion at 11:00 AM (Sunday, September 6) outside the church. Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Sermon: Restoring Dry Bones by Rev. Dr. Joshua Felton. Prelude: Sweet, Sweet Spirit and postlude: Nothing But the Blood by H. Stephen Walker, Director of Music Ministries. Michael Rodgers, Soloist, Dem Bones, Let Us Break Bread Together, and Give Thanks.

Worship Online 7-19-20

Sunday Morning Worship Service 7-19-20, Scripture: Ezekiel 4:4-8, Sermon: Not Another Day by Rev. Dr. Joshua Felton. Prelude: “Holy, Holy, Holy” and Postlude: “God Will Take Care of You” by H. Stephen Walker, Director of Music Ministries. “Farther Along” by soloist Tyler Vanderkooy. [Since the recording of this video, the city and county mayors have joined together and agreed to educate businesses and individuals who are not wearing masks initially, but if the mask mandate continues to be violated, fines will be distributed.]


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