Worship Bulletin 11.28.21

9:30 am The Gathering Lyrics

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s deep shadows put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Wisdom from on high,
And order all things far and nigh
To us the path of knowledge show;
And cause us in her ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife, and discord cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

May You Find The Light

Lost and weary traveler
Searching for the way to go
Stranger, heavy-hearted
Longing for someone you know

May you find a light
May you find a light
May you find a light
To guide you home

There are weary travelers
Searching everywhere you go
Strangers who are searching
Longing deeply to be known

May you find a light
May you find a light
May you find a light
To guide you home

May you find a light
May you find a light
May you find a light
To guide you home

I Wait

Oh restless heart, do not grow weary
Hold on to faith and wait
The God of love He will not tarry
No, He is never late

So I wait in the promise
I wait in the hope
I wait in the power
Of God’s unending love

Be still and rest secure, my soul
He knows what’s best for me
Here in my patience lies the goal
To wait and trust in Thee

So I wait in the promise
I wait in the hope
I wait in the power
Of God’s unending love

Even through my imperfections
His light is shining through
Though dim I am still a reflection
Of mercy and the truth

So I wait in the promise
I wait in the hope
I wait in the power
Of God’s unending love

11:00 am Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Worship Service
November 28, 2021 | 11:00 am

“When You’re Waiting, Waiting, Waiting… ”
Jeremiah 33:14-16
Dr. Tim Bruster and Rev. Lance Marshall,
Co-Senior Pastors

Prelude: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (Sleepers Awake)
Johann Ludwig Krebs, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist
Taylor White, trumpet

Welcome
Rev. Lance Marshall, Co-Senior Pastor

Choral Call to Worship: “Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”
Carlton Young, arranger
Adoramus Chamber Choir
Thomas Williams, director

Call to Worship
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
One: One: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of the King?
All: With branches of cedar, the tree of royalty.
One: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of the eternal Christ?
All: With garlands of pine and fir, whose leaves are ever living, ever green.
One: How shall we prepare this house for the coming of our Savior?
All: With wreaths of holly and ivy, telling of his passion, death, and resurrection.
One: How shall we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Son of God?
All: By hearing again the words of the prophets, who foretold the saving work of God.
One: For God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
All: Glory to God in the highest! Amen!

Opening Prayer

*Hymn 196: “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.

**Please be seated

Lighting of the Advent Wreath: Isaiah 60:2-3
We light this candle as a symbol of Christ our Hope. May the light sent from God shine in the darkness to show us the way of salvation.

Congregational Response
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel, shall come to thee o Israel.

Sacrament of Baptism
William Foster Mays, son of Kara and Andrew Mays

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Congregational Response
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example
of Christ that William Foster, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

Hymn 206: “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”
I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

I’m looking for the coming of Christ.
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
We shall know the joy of Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

 Sermon: “When You’re Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…”
Dr. Tim Bruster, Co-Senior Pastor

Pastoral Prayer

The 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, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Announcements

Offertory: “People, Look East ”
Howard Helvey, arranger

*Doxology 95
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*Benediction
One: Our gathering will soon be ended. Where will we go, and what will we do?
All: We will go out to be God’s people in the world.
One: May grace, peace, hope, love, and joy forever accompany you. Amen.

*Congregational Benediction: “Emmanuel, Emmanuel”
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, his name is called Emmanuel,
God with us, revealed in us, his name is called Emmanuel.

*Postlude: “People, Look East”
Jerry Westenkuehler, arranger

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Notes from First Church:

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth — we are so glad that you are worshiping with us today!

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The Sanctuary Flowers are in loving memory of Amon G. Carter, Jr., son, George Riley Carter and parents, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Brown, Jr. by George Ann Carter Bahan.

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