Tryon United Methodist Church

11:00 A.M. Worship                                     Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                                                  July 14, 2024

Come Before His Presence with Singing


Let the chiming of the hour be the signal for that reverent silence which is the beginning of worship


CHIMING OF THE HOUR                                                                                                                  Pam McNeil, organ


ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                                           Pam Monterisi


PRELUDE                        Adagio                                                             Pam McNeil, organ;  Barbara Tilly,  flute 


CALL TO WORSHIP (The Abingdon Book of Worship 2024)                                             Rev. Jim Hawkins

Dance before the Lord with instruments of praise.

Know that you are adopted into the family of God.

All are welcome in the house of the Lord.

            Find here the hospitality of radical fellowship.

Worship with clean hands and pure hearts.

            We are lifted up by the King of glory.

We are adopted into the family of Christ. 

            We will leap with joy before our God!


GREETING                                                                                                        Rev.  Jim Hawkins and Pam McNeil

                                           Directions for Singing (From John Wesley’s Select Hymns, 1761)                        (UMH  vii)


OPENING PRAYER                                                                                                                          Rev. Jim Hawkins

Holy One, we enter this time of worship

with minds filled with the busyness of life.

Help us shed the dust of our toils,

relaxing in the knowledge that you claim us just as you promised. Amen.




*HYMN                                                       A Mighty Fortress is Our God (Martin Luther)                           110

                                                                                                     (Verses 1 & 4)

HYMN                                                           Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose (Charles Wesley)         153

                                                                                                     (Verses 1, 3 & 4)             

HYMN                                                           Blessed Assurance (Fanny Crosby)                                                369

                                                                                                     (Verse 1 & 3)


*PSALTER READING                                                       Psalm 150 (UMH 862)                                            Pam Monterisi

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise God in His mighty firmament!

Praise God for his mighty deeds, praise God for his exceeding greatness!

Praise God with trumpet sound; Praise God with lute and harp.
Praise God with tambourine and dance; praise God with strings and pipe!

Praise God with sounding cymbals; praise God with loud crashing cymbals!

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!




I believe in God, the Father Almighty,isi
       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;
      the third day he rose from the dead;
      he ascended into heaven,
           and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
      from thence he shall come to judge the quick 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.

THE PRAYER OF YEARNING (The Abingdon Worship Annual 2024)                                                  Pam Monterisi

Lord, we come before you with open eyes and willing hands.

Guide us as we listen for your word, with shouts of praise and dances of joy.

As we strive to grasp the depth of your love, your compassion continues to surprise and uplift us,

We yearn to be your voice in this world.

Help us to discern what is right, as we set our hope in Christ. Amen.



For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.  


SOLO                                                                             THE LORD’S PRAYER                                              Tena Greene Porter




           PRAYER LIST 7/14/24

Continue to pray for the people of Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, and Haiti and all places experience conflicts

\and war. Pray for there to be peace and for war to cease. Pray for leaders to seek wisdom. Pray for

an end to violence and bloodshed.  Pray for all people in all nations to seek and to be instruments

of peace.   

-Unspoken requests for our families and friends who may need prayer support, who are going

through various life transitions, who have loved ones with physical or mental health issues, those

in abusive relationships.

 -  For those in need of treatment for depression/anxiety.

-  For those who grieve for loved ones who have passed.

- Those who are in transition and contemplating lifestyle changes - moving, retiring, furthering their education.

--Gratitude for the Comfort Shawl ladies who provide shawls for so many.

 -Prayers for families in domestic violence situations

 -Caregivers needing help caregiving and for all receiving health care treatment.

--Caregivers of little children, adult children, parents and friends.

Pray for: Diane Aden & Family, Judy Banks, Fred Beiers, Clara Biswas & Family, Davis Blackwelder, Heather Blanchard, Sabine Boots, Terrye Broyhill, Brandon, Franz, Eloise and Aidan Call, Rhonda Carpenter, The Cashion Family, Liz Chase, Michelle Chromey, Claire, Liz Chase, Beth Cochran, Betty Cochran, Breanna Cochran, Colleen, Pat Cowan, Judy Cruse, Dona Jean Dacey, Mark Dacey, Rebecca Davis, Gordon & Karen Davidson, Tim & Cathy Dean, Tracie Dubek,  Katheleen Edberg & Jim Schrader, Linda Fatland, Sandra Forney,  Francine Gitto, Roy Greene & Family, Geneva Hargett, Jennifer & Percy Hargett,  Jeff Hart, Ben Harvey, Leewyn Hatch, Debbie & Larry Hedgepath and family, Bobby Henson, Link Henson, Charlotte Holly & Jim Holly/Zach the dog, Lena Holly, Linda Hudgins, Hilda, Jason, Jane Jenkins, Charlie Jones, Julia and Chris, Kathy & Family, Kay, Margaret Kell, Sarah Kim, Scott Kinard, Mike Kraft, Siri Larson, David Lawson, Sherrill Lawson, Liz, Sandra Maier, Maria, Jan Markey, Kathy & Joe McClellan, Miriam McClure, Carol Meeske, Jerry Miller, Lucy Newman, Bob & Jo Oliver, Alice Palmer, Bob Palmer, Adam Palmer, Salley Parker, Carie Perez, Brad Pickard, Diane and Gary Poague, Family of Mary Lane Purtill, Bob Reynolds, Kathy Rimel, Luke Rimel, Bonnie Stewart, Mary Aden Stuch, Richard Tendam, John Vining, Wade, George Wallace, Dylan Walker, Linda Waters, Wendy, Gail Werth, Ronnie Williams, Hal Wishon & Kim Wishon, Brian Yoemane, Kairos Prison Ministry, Stephen Sacks

Ministry Missionaries:  The Wollin Family (our missionary partners in Albania); Jeff & Katherine Donnithorne & Family/Kenya Mission

Long Term Prayer Needs Mary Armitage, Donnie Andrews, Keith Andrews, Fred Beiers, Susan Bennett, John Bogwicz, Austin Bradley, Rick Campbell, Beth Cochran, Mary Count, Molly Forrester, Patty Gilleland and Mark Gilleland, Mary Glenn, Christine Glover, Hazel Griffiths, Pat Hart, Mary Hartsoe ,Charles Holly, Noah Homan, Alice Logue,  Nicole Meyers, Delinda Metcalf, Betty Milam, Christy O’Neill, June Palmer, Sherry Palmer, Erika Potter, Jim Steward, Annalise Strasel

UMC Armed Forces Prayer List: Ruairidh (Rory Coull), Landon Farley, James Henson Jr., Kevin Mott, Harrison Turnage


Bulletin Announcement Deadlines:  If you would like to have an announcement placed in the bulletin, please send it to Pastor Lynnette by Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. each week.  Bulletins are printed by 2:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Send or


OFFERTORY PRAYER (The Abingdon Worship Annual 2024)            Pam Monterisi                                           

The earth is yours, O Lord, and all that is in it.

                All we have comes from the richness of your grace.

As you have blessed us, so may we bless others.

                May these offerings bind us to your love for us

                and to your love for all the world’s people. Amen


OFFERTORY ANTHEM                                Pie Jesu                Tena Greene Porter, Rev. Jim Hawkins

Merciful Jesus, who takest away the sins of the world, grant them rest.
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant them eternal rest.


DOXOLOGY                                                                                                                                          94

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God all creatures here below;

Alleluia! Alleluia!           

Praise God the source of all our gifts!  Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!

Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

SCRIPTURE                                                                            Psalm 100                               Pam Monterisi

A Psalm for Giving Grateful Praise

1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.


MESSAGE                                                    Come Before His Presence With Singing          Rev.  Jim Hawkins





HYMN                                  Because He Lives (Gloria and William Gaither)                                            364

                                                                                                     (Verses 1 & 3)

HYMN                                  Hymn of Promise (Natalie Sleeth)                                                                     707

                                                                                                     (Verses 1 & 2)

HYMN                                                           Lord of the Dance (Sydney Carter)                                           261

                                                                                                     (Verses 1 & 5)


PRAYER                                                     A Prayer for Ruairidh Coull                         Rev. Lynnette Sills

Entering Military Service,

United States Navy


A Prayer for Ruairidh John Robert Coull

as He Enters Military Service

United States Navy

July 14, 2024




Righteous God,

You rule the nations.  We have come to ask for your protection for Ruairidh (Rory) and for those who are sent to faraway places to prepare for our defense. 


Guard the brave men and women in military service.

Give them compassion for those who confront them as enemies. Keep our children from hate that hardens.


We look forward to a day when no community will ever be asked to release its loved ones for purposes of war.


But today, Lord, history and circumstances force us to release this young man and many other men and women into your care and into our country’s service. 


Though for a season they must be people who prepare for conflict, let them live to be people of peace, as much as it depends on them and on us.


Forgive us for the ways in which we refuse to live in peace and compel these people to fight.  Let them live to be people of peace and bless them when they are the peacemakers.


Encourage them as they encourage one another and never let their hard duty separate them from loyalty to you, O God.


We pray for their safety and give thanks for the many ways they will sacrifice in order to serve others. 


As they face the myriad challenges and decisions that each day is destined to bring, may they be anchored by their faith, protected by your presence, and comforted by the knowledge that they are loved by you and by this community.


Ruairidh, hear now these words from Numbers 6: 24-26

The Lord bless you  and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you  and be gracious unto you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we pray.   Amen. 



Dance before the Lord.

Let us go to share God’s blessings with others.

As we journey forth,

Let us express Christ’s love with the world.

Let us go and claim the inheritance of Christ.

Let us go in peace. Amen.


*POSTLUDE       Eternal Father, Strong to Save (the Navy Hymn)            Breanna Cochran, Pam McNeil


 (Cover art “St. Cecelia, the Patron Saint of Music”, courtesy of Bramante Studios)


Audio-visual Team - Bob and Lynn Montgomery


Printable Baulletin and Prayer List/ A Prayer for Ruairidh Coull