Service October 25, 2020

Huguenot United Methodist Church

10661 Duryea Drive

Richmond, VA  23235-2106

October 25, 2020


Reformation Sunday
at 11:00 a.m.

To join by computer, tablet, smartphone or similar device, please click on this link.

To join by telephone, please dial 1 301 715 8592. The Meeting ID: 961 2757 9341. The password is 10661
Please dial into the service at 10:50 a.m.


Greeting and Call to Worship:

Leader:           Christ did not come into the world to be served but to serve.

People:          He is in our midst this morning as one who serves.

Leader:           We celebrate our Servant Lord by worshipping God.

People:          Let us sing and pray until we too have become servants.

Hymn Hymn of Promise UMH #707
Statement of Faith

United Church of Canada

UMH# 883

Fred Schneider
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer Chip Woodall
Psalter Psalm 121 Chip Woodall
Music Simple Gifts Connie Salmeri
Sermon All Who Wander Are Not Lost Pastor Jim Sprouse
Hymn Blest Be the Tie That Binds UMH # 557
Benediction Pastor Jim Sprouse


Hymns for Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2020

Hymn of Promise / UMH 707

  1. In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree,

in co-coons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,

unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.


  1. There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody,

there’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.

from the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,

unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.


  1. In our end is our beginning, in our time, infinity;

In our doubt there is believing; in our life eternity.

In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.



Blest Be the Tie That Binds  / UMH 557

  1. Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in

Christian love; the fellowship of

kindred minds is like to that above.


  1. Before our Father’s throne we pour our

ardent prayers; our fears; our hopes, our

aims are one, our comforts and our cares.


  1. We share each other’s woes, our mutual

burdens bear; and often for each

other flows the sympathizing tear.



Please join us in prayer at 12 noon every day!

Dear Virginia Annual Conference,

The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV) Prayer is essential to sustain our faith and Jesus Christ modeled a life of prayer.

I would like to thank several of you that have suggested a corporate prayer time for the Virginia Annual Conference. I am very blessed to lead an annual conference that believes in the power of the petitioned prayer!

Please join me at 12 noon every day and pray the printed prayer below. Let us invoke the power of the Great Physician to do a mighty work in eradicating this disease all over the world.

Peace and Blessings,

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, Virginia Conference

Almighty God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, We thank you for your blessings, past, present and future. You are our rock and the source of our hope in all things and at all times. As Jehovah Jireh, our provider God, we ask you this day to stretch out your mighty hand and eradicate from the face of the earth forever this virus called COVID-19 (coronavirus) that is spreading rapidly from continent to continent.

 We also pray that you, Jehovah Rapha, our healing God, would place your hand upon all of those who have been stricken by this virus and restore them to full health. Be with those who have lost loved ones and are grieving. Protect all who are caring for those with this virus and keep them from contracting it themselves. Calm our fears and provide us with your peace that surpasses all understanding. Strengthen us with the joy of the Lord and help us to hold firmly to the hope that only you can provide.

 Unify us that we, the Virginia Annual Conference, may be able to experience anew the promise of your presence in and through the unity of our faith, hope and trust in you in the days ahead and forever. We offer this prayer in the mighty name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. AMEN.


Huguenot United Methodist Church
10661 Duryea Dr, Richmond, VA  23235-2106
(804) 272-6820