Rose Window

Service of Worship

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Edenton Street
United Methodist Church
228 W Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603



Amazing Grace | George Shearing

Call To Worship

Psalm 105:1–4, 7

Leader: Give thanks to the Lord; call on His name; make His deeds known to all the people!
People: For He is the Lord, our God, faithful to a thousand generations!
Leader: Sing His praises; tell of His wonderful works, and glory in His holy name! Let those who seek the Lord rejoice!
People: For He is the Lord, our God, faithful to a thousand generations!
Leader: Search for God, and for His strength. Never stop looking for Him.
People: For He is the Lord, our God, faithful to a thousand generations!


Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy | RESTORATION | UMH 340

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
full of pity, love, and power.

I will arise and go to Jesus;
he will embrace me with his arms;
in the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
true belief and true repentance,
every grace that brings you nigh.


Affirmation of Faith

Apostles' Creed | UMH 881

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; 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.

Gloria Patri


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

Celebration of Our Life Together

Bert Armstrong

Offering Our Gifts To God

How To Give

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Offertory Music

Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown from Melodious Accord | Alice Parker

Come, O thou traveler unknown, whom still I hold but cannot see; My company before is gone, and I am left alone with thee; With thee all night I mean to stay, and wrestle till the break of day.

In vain thou strugglest to get free, I never will unloose my hold: Art thou the man that died for me? The secret of thy love unfold; Wrestling, I will not let thee go, Till I thy Name, thy nature know.

Tis Love! Tis Love! Thou diedst for me, I hear thy whisper in my heart. The morning breaks, the shadows flee; Pure universal love thou art. To me, to all, thy mercies move, thy nature and thy Name is Love.


OLD 100TH | UMH 95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Children's Lesson

Rev. Diane Amidon

Scripture Lesson

Mark 7:24–30 | NRSV

F rom there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.


When Respectability Religion Isn’t Enough | Rev. Ashley Griffith

Pastoral Prayer

Lord's Prayer

Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


Amazing Grace | AMAZING GRACE | UMH 378

1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
was blind, but now I see.

3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

4. The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures.


Chiming Of The Trinity

In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost


Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy | George Shearing

Serving In Worship Today

  • Rev. Ashley Griffith Pastor for Community Life
  • Rev. Ned Hill Interim Senior Pastor
  • Rev. Diane Amidon Director of Caring & Senior Adult Ministries
  • Bert Armstrong ESUMC Lay Leader
  • Dr. Filippa Duke Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Bradley Burgess Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Kevin Powell, David Holoman, Brian McGuire Soloists
  • Dave Clemmer Audio / Visual

Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God; and in loving memory of John and Evelyn Koonce, by their family

There is an opening for donating altar flowers for the 10/4 service. If you are interested in donating, please contact Chris Buchanan at or (919) 676-5465

Tithes & Offerings

Thank You For Your Ongoing Gifts

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Help our neighbors in need

As fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we anticipate that many of our neighbors who are paid hourly or live paycheck to paycheck will be more likely to lose income they count on to pay their bills. Our Doorstep Ministry is one of the few places people can turn to for financial assistance with rent and utilities, and at this time we plan to continue to provide this needed assistance. We are taking COVID-19 very seriously, and we will continue to monitor and make adjustments as necessary. Our Doorstep Ministry is funded solely by donations. If you would like to help us be a beacon of light in this dark time, please give at or by clicking here, and selecting Doorstep Ministry from the dropdown list.

Church-sponsored Meals

If you or a loved one is in need of church-sponsored meals during this time of social distancing, please contact Diane Amidon at or (984) 200-2644.