Worship Services

Worship Services

Worship services are held every Sunday at 8:30am or 10am. The Sunday service is traditional in format with hymns, prayers, scripture reading and responsive reading all tying in to that Sunday's sermon topic. A special 'Children's Sermon' is given by the pastor early in the service. Special music is offered by the Sanctuary Choir each Sunday during worship, except for the summer months when soloists, instrumentalists, or other musical groups from the congregation, or community provide the special music. The London First United Methodist Church is blessed to have a beautiful Johnson & Son pipe organ that enriches all aspects of the music ministry. The organ is featured during the prelude, offering and postlude as well as accompanying the hymns, choir, and special music. For those with young children, nursery care is provided during the Worship Service and Children's Activity Time is available for children grades K-5 in the "Children's Wing" by the Skylight Chapel following the 'Children's Sermon'. Services generally last about one hour. At 9am there are Sunday School classes for all ages from youth to adults, as well as a Welcome Center in the Rudorah Parlor where people can gather for fellowship while enjoying coffee and snacks prior to the service.

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, several changes have been made to the Sunday services.  Children's Sunday school and in-service activities have been suspended along with the Welcome Center.  The Sanctuary Choir is not performing during this time and the singing of hymns are currently suspended.  The congregation is encouraged to maintain social distancing and where a face mask while in the building.  

Early Worship Service - 8:30am
Welcome Center - 8:45am
Sunday School - 9:00AM for all ages…, Children through adults.
Worship Service - 10:00am
Children's Activities - Children are invited to meet in the "Children's Wing" by the Skylight Chapel after Children's Moments for fun activities.

Sermon for
Sunday March 7th

Acts of Grace

Sermon by:
Pastor Dave Leckrone

Centering Scripture:
John 6:51

First Lesson:
Micah 6:6-8

Gospel Lesson:
Matthew 5:13-16

Special note about the Prelude music:
During Lent, our organ preludes will feature portions of Bach's monumental chorale partita Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig (Hail to Thee, my Jesus lowly). This extended work opens with the chorale (hymn) itself, followed by 11 variations. The hymn is somber in mood, and the majority of the variations on the tune are often characterized by a spare, even somewhat stark quality. In keeping with the spirit of Lent, the music reflects the text, translated below. Each Sunday's prelude will be comprised of one to three of the variations until the entire work has been heard with the final, richly harmonized variation played on full organ for Palm Sunday.

Hail to Thee, my Jesus lowly,
O're all others kind and holy,
Ah! How now Thy wounds are gaping,
On the cross atonement making!
Oh, let me Thy love inherit
And therewith Thy Heaven merit.

Bulletin of Service