20th Sunday after Pentecost—October 18, 2020

John 17:20-26

We’re midway through our series that’s helping us take a look at the ways God calls us—draws us—together in spite of the way the world can feel so divisive. This week, we’re looking at the unity that God creates in the Church in our sermon One Church Under God.

19th Sunday after Pentecost—October 11, 2020

Genesis 10:1-32

We’re continuing our look at how God calls us to come together in the midst of a divisive, dividing world. This week, our reading calls us to think about the peoples of the world and what it means to say that we are all children of God.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

18th Sunday After Pentecost—October 4, 2020

World Communion Sunday—John 6:47-59

World Communion Sunday seemed like a very fitting day to kick off our new sermon series, One ____________ Under God. For the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the different ways God brings people together. Today, we looked at the unity that is created through Holy Communion.

17th Sunday after Pentecost—September 27, 2020

Philippians 2:1-13

This week, we read about an early Christian perspective on what it meant for Jesus to pour himself out for the sake of the world, and we talked about what that meant for our own lives as followers of Jesus. During this service, we also gave thanks for a birth in our congregation—that portion of the service can be found immediately following the sermon.

You can find the bulletin for the service here.

15th Sunday after Pentecost

Romans 14:1-12

This week, we take a look at what Paul had to say to Roman Christians when their church was struggling with disputes among members. What did he tell them then, and what do his words mean for us today?

14th Sunday after Pentecost—September 6, 2020

Matthew 18:15-22

On this Communion Sunday, we had a one last chance to sing a few more favorite old hymns from the Cokesbury hymnal, and we turned to the Gospel of Matthew for our Scripture reading. Our sermon, Finding Fault, is based on Matthew 18:15-20.

The bulletin for today’s service can be found here.

13th Sunday After Pentecost—August 30, 2020

Matthew 5:17-20

To wrap up our sermon series on the General Rules, we’re looking at what Jesus had to say about how his followers ought to regard the religious rules and structures of his own day. We hope you’ve found meaning in our Old Time Religion series this month!

If you’d like to donate toward Hurricane Laura relief, our annual Back to School offering, or to our churches ministries, you can do so here.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

12th Sunday After Pentecost—August 23, 2020

Acts 2:37-42

This week, it’s time for a look at the third and final Methodist General Rule—Attend Upon God’s Ordinances as we continue in our Old Time Religion series. The order of service can be found here. If you’d like to read the full General Rules document, it can be found here.

11th Sunday after Pentecost—August 16, 2020

Colossians 3:12-17

We’re continuing this week in our Old Time Religion series in which we’re looking at our Methodist General Rules. This week’s focus is on the second of the three Rules: Do Good. The order of service for this week can be found here. If you’d like to read the full General Rules document, it can be found here.

10th Sunday after Pentecost—August 9, 2020

Romans 13:8-14

This was the second Sunday in our Old Time Religion series on our Methodist General Rules. Our sermon this week focused on the 1st rule: Do No Harm. The order of service can be found here. If you’d like to read the full General Rules document, it can be found here.

9th Sunday after Pentecost—August 2, 2020

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

This week, we’re beginning a look at one of the key parts of our Methodist heritage: the General Rules. These expectations for Christian living used to be a major part of how Methodists approached our faith, and for the month of August, we’ll be exploring what they can say about our life and faith today. This week’s sermon is an introduction to the General Rules. The order of service for can be found here.

8th Sunday after Pentecost—July 26, 2020

Romans 8:26-39

Part of life as a Christian is prayer: It’s a key way we connect with God, and we earnestly believe our prayers have an effect on us and on the world around us. In this week’s reading, Paul tells us that the Holy Spirit is involved in our prayers. We take a look at what that means in this week’s sermon. The order of service for this week can be found here.

7th Sunday after Pentecost—July 19, 2020

Romans 8:12-25

This week, we’re looking at Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, specifically the hope that Paul held for the followers of Jesus and for the whole world. If you’d like to follow along with the order of worship, which includes this week’s prayer list, you can find it here.

6th Sunday after Pentecost—July 12, 2020

Luke 13:10-17

This service brings our three-week series, Summertime Sabbath, to a close. To round the series out, we’re looking at one of the healings Jesus performed on a sabbath day, and what his actions say about the meaning of sabbath for his followers.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

5th Sunday after Pentecost—July 5, 2020

Exodus 31: 12-17

We’re continuing in our Summertime Sabbath series with a look at one of the laws dealing with the Sabbath in the Old Testament. This week’s service also includes patriotic music, as it occurred the day after the 4th of July. It was also a communion Sunday, and the liturgy is included. Please note that Whitehouse UMC does not practice virtual or online communion.

The bulletin for the service can be found here.

4th Sunday after Pentecost—June 28, 2020

Mark 2:23-28

This week, we’re starting a three-week look at the idea of sabbath, God’s gift of a day of rest. To start out, we’re looking at what sabbath isn’t as a way of looking at the deeper truths about this gift.

The order of worship for this service can be found here.

3rd Sunday after Pentecost—June 21, 2020

Luke 11:1-13

The order of service can be found here.

2nd Sunday after Pentecost—June 14, 2020

Psalms 15 & 24

As our church—and congregations all over the country—start gathering together for worship again, we’re looking at two psalms that were used in ancient times as part of the ceremony of entering God’s Temple. Coming into God’s presence ought to remind us that our lives are supposed to be shaped by God’s grace.

The order of service can be found here.

Trinity Sunday (1st Sunday after Pentecost)—June 7, 2020

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

This week, we’re focusing on the wonderful truth that our God is known to us in Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all sharing the essence of the one true God. Our Scripture passage takes us back to the creation of the universe, when the Three Persons of the Trinity worked together to bring about the world and everything in it.

The bulletin for this service can be found here.

Pentecost Sunday—May 31, 2020

5/31/20 Service

Posted by Whitehouse United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 31, 2020

Acts 2:1-21

It’s Pentecost! This last Sunday of Easter is the day we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit. We hope this service helps you connect with the Spirit in your own life.

The order of service for Pentecost can be found here.

To hear the song for the special music, see the video below  this one!

"He Made the Difference" - Special Music from May 31 Service

“He Made the Difference”I need to go to bed.This song always makes me hype.Wait until 1:06…..

Posted by Willie Bernard Hadnot Jr. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

sung by Willie Hadnot, Jr.

Here’s the song for the special music from the Pentecost service. Sorry for the technical glitch!

7th Sunday of Easter—May 24, 2020

Ascension Sunday—Acts 1:1-11

It’s Ascension Sunday! This is the day we remember Jesus’ departure from Earth, which set the stage for the beginning of the Church’s ministry. This service also marks United Methodist Heritage Sunday and the Memorial Day weekend.

The order of service can be found here.

6th Sunday of Easter—May 17, 2020

Matthew 28:16-20

This week, we’re talking about the Great Commission, Jesus’ final instructions to the disciples. What does it mean for us to share in the same commission that was given to them almost 2,000 years ago?

The expanded order of service for this week can be found here.

5th Sunday of Easter—May 10, 2020

John 21:15-25

Picking up right where we left off this week, we’re seeing what Jesus had to say to Peter during the post-resurrection appearance at the Sea of Galilee. Also, our service includes a special prayer litany for Mother’s Day, which you can find in the video after the sermon.

If you’d like to follow along with our order of worship, it can be found here.

4th Sunday of Easter—May 3, 2020

John 21:1-14

Our service this week continues our look at Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. Please note: during our live stream, we had several technical issues. This video is an edited-together version of the usable portions of that live stream. Everything included in the order of service (which can be found here) is included in the service.

3rd Sunday of Easter - April 26, 2020

John 20:19-31

Today we’re looking at another one of the times Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection. It’s the story of Thomas, who doubt and fears might speak to us just a bit during this season of quarantine.

An expanded order of worship can be found here.

2nd Sunday of Easter - April 19, 2020

Luke 24:13-35

We continue the Easter story by looking at what happened in the evening of the day Jesus rose from the dead. This service was pre-recorded; we’ll be back to our usual live stream format next week!

If you’d like to follow along with the order of service, it can be found here.

Resurrection Sunday - April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, on this frist Sunday of the Easter season! If you’d like to follow along with the order of service, a pdf version can be found at:

http://whitehouseumc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Order-of-Service-for-April-12-2020.pdf

Good Friday - April 10, 2020

On Good Friday, we remember the death of Jesus Christ. Our service this year is a contemplative version of the Tenebrae (“Shadows” or “Darkness”) – you’ll hear the story of Jesus’ last hours, with time between passages for you to spend time thinking about what that story means for you and your life.

If you’d like to follow along with the order of service, if can be found at

http://whitehouseumc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Good-Friday-2020-Order-of-Service.pdf

Maundy Thursday - April 9, 2020

Holy Wednesday - April 8, 2020

Holy Tuesday - April 7, 2020

Holy Monday - April 6, 2020

April 5, 2020

March 29, 2020