JULY 12, 2020


Thank you to everyone who filled out the regathering survey. Our Church Board has approved a “beta-test” outdoor service for July 23 at 9am. We’re working on the details and guidelines, and continuing to monitor the numbers and continued input from our Bishop and Conference. Please continue to pray for us as we seek to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Vacation Bible School is still happening! Virtual VBS will be July 27-29. Find out the details and sign up here.

Hymn sing time has changed to Monday at 4:30pm at facebook.com/fumcheath.

Click here to give your tithes, offerings, or gifts. There you can also donate and help with some of the organizations below that our church historically supports. Thank you!

If you have a prayer request, let us know by contacting Barbara Rhode at 713-594-2800 or robbarrohde@aol.com. All prayer requests are confidential.

We are reading Scripture together as a church this summer while we wait to re-gather. If you did not get a copy of the Daily Text Gospel Of The Holy Spirit please contact us and we’ll get you one. If you need to order more copies you can do so here.

Watch previous messages here.

We could always use your help taking care of your church building even while it’s closed. Click here for more information.


OPEN WITH THE APOSTLES’ CREED (everyone say this together)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate
was crucified, dead, and buried;
he descended to the dead;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

SCRIPTURE READING (one person can read this or everyone can take turns reading a verse)

Mark 6:30-44 (NIV)

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

35 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. 36 Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”

37 But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”

They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages[e]! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”

38 “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”

When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

39 Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44 The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.

AFFIRM THE MYSTERY OF THE FAITH (everyone say this together)

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again!


THE LORD’S PRAYER (say together)

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.