Worship Bulletin 5.15.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Firm Foundation (He Won’t)

Christ is my firm foundation
The rock on which I stand
When everything around me is shaken
I’ve never been more glad 

That I put my faith in Jesus
‘Cause He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through generations
So why would He fail now?
He won’t 

 No, He won’t,

I’ve still got joy in chaos
I’ve got peace that makes no sense
I won’t be going under
I’m not held by my own strength 

‘Cause I’ve built my life on Jesus
He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through every season
So why would He fail now

He won’t
He won’t
He won’t fail
He won’t fail
He won’t
He won’t
He won’t fail
He won’t fail 

Christ is my firm foundation
The rock on which I stand
When everything around me is shaken
I’ve never been more glad That I put my faith in Jesus
‘Cause He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through generations
So why would He fail now?
He won’t 

Sing Over Your Children

I flirt with the world
It steals my love for You
My fear grips my faith
And I am left unmoved 

Your gaze stops my heart
Your voice fills the dark
Your love is the spark that lights this life
So we rise 

Out of the depths you cry
Come and be satisfied
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children 

You quiet the storm
Inside my shipwrecked soul
Your Spirit will lead
It calls the wayward home 

At the sound of Your name
Our sin is washed away
In Christ, we’re crucified
In You, we die, in You, we rise 

Out of the depths you cry
Come and be satisfied
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children 

Let us see through Your eyes
We are Your great delight
Father You sing
Father, You sing over Your children 

And we’re singing along
Your daughters and sons
We’re singing Your song
We are Your children 

Out of the depths you cry
Come and be satisfied
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children 

Let us see through Your eyes
We are Your great delight
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children 

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh 

11:00 am Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
May 15, 2022 | 11:00 am

Acts 11:1-18
3rd in the Series, God at Work in Our Lives
Dr. Tim Bruster and Rev. Lance Marshall
Co-Senior Pastors

Welcome / Announcements
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Fugue on the “Kyrie””
François Couperin, composer
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
(based on 1 Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 3:28; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Mark 10:14-15; Romans 12:15-16; Romans 12:17-18; Romans 15:7; Ephesians 4:3; and 1 John 4:7-8)
One: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
All: And also to you.
One: There is no longer Jew or Greek; there is no longer slave or free; there is no longer male and female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
All: For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
One: For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
All: Jesus said, “Let the children come to me; do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”
One: Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with one another; do not be arrogant, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.
All: Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.  If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
One: Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
All: Let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

*Hymn 400: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

*Affirmation of Faith 883
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the church:
to celebrate God’s presence, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us. We are not alone.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

*Gloria Patri 70
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.

Sacrament of Baptism
Emma Kay Bradley, daughter of Bryttany and Chase Bradley

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 Emma Kay, 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
Dr. Mike, Associate Pastor

*Hymn 378: “Amazing Grace” (vv 1-4)
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.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed.

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

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

Scripture: Acts 11:1-18
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture. Thanks be to God.

Sermon: “Including”
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)

Offertory: “All Creatures of Our God and King”
Mark Hayes, arranger

Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director

*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.

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: “Here I Am lord” (refrain)
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

*Postlude: “Postlude on “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing””
Albert L. Travis, arranger


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eleven:eleven Worship Bulletin

eleven:eleven, downtown
may 15, 2022

gathering and registration
please use this time to connect with others and to register your attendance on the cards in your seats. you may scan the qr code below or Click here to register online. cards may be left in the seat or brought with your offering during the offering song

gift of song
“closer to fine”
written by indigo girls
performed by eleven:eleven revolution

the welcome candle
come, come, whoever you are, wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. it doesn’t matter. ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times, come, yet again.

gathering song
“god of movement”
written by peter mayer
performed by eleven:eleven revolution

sharing signs of peace and welcome

gift of story

acts 11: 1-18 (nrsv)
now the apostles and the brothers and sisters who were in judea heard that the gentiles had also accepted the word of god.   so when peter went up to jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, “why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?”  then peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, “i was in the city of joppa praying, and in a trance i saw a vision. there was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners, and it came close to me.  as i looked at it closely i saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air.  i also heard a voice saying to me, ‘get up, peter; kill and eat.’  but i replied, ‘by no means, lord, for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ but a second time the voice answered from heaven, ‘what god has made clean, you must not call profane.’ 

 this happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven.
 at that very moment three men, sent to me from caesarea,  arrived at the house where we were. 
the spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us.  
these six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. 

he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘send to joppa and bring simon, who is called peter;  he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.’  and as i began to speak, the holy spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning.  and i remembered the word of the lord, how he had said, ‘john baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the holy spirit.’  

if then god gave them the same gift that god gave us when we believed in the lord christ, who was i that i could hinder god?”  when they heard this, they were silenced. and they praised god, saying, “then god has given even to the gentiles the repentance that leads to life.”

john 13:34-35 
i have given you a new commandment, that you love one another. just as i have loved you, you also should love one another. by this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

kairos song
“out beyond ideas”
written by rumi/david wilcox
performed by eleven:eleven revolution

rev. dr. mary ellen barrow 

resurrection stories
disturbing our collective illusions
rev. tom mcdermott 

gift of song
“street corner symphony”
written by rob thomas
performed by eleven:eleven revolution


thoughts for further reflection
let your curiosity be greater than your fear. – pema chodran                   

the boundary between ourselves and other people and between ourselves and nature is illusion. 

oneness is reality. – charlene spretnak

don’t ask what the world needs. ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. 

because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ― howard thurman

life begins at the end of your comfort zone. — neale donald walsch

for you who no longer possess it, freedom is everything. for us who do, it is merely an illusion. – emile cioran    

we do not see things as they are, we see them as we are. – anais ninn 

to follow Jesus is to be a wholemaker, essentially to love the world into new being and life. – ilia delio                                                                                  

opportunities and small groups

Online at UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery – Global Ministries

  • By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174
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  • One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

crafting difficult conversations around “allyship”

tuesdays, 7-8 pm
beginning may 10
facilitated by kagan parker and mary ann blue
online Only
meeting for 5 weeks – exploring honest and healthy conversations around what it means to be an “ally” for those experiencing injustice and marginalization. 
contact tom for info tmcdermott@myfumc.org  

wine and wishful thinking

tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm
in-person @ winehaus, Winehaus 1628 Park Pl Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110
wine, beer, light bites, with conversation about sunday’s message, current topics, and more. 
contact tom for info: tmcdermott@myfumc.org
If you would like to volunteer in the service, in one of our mission or outreach programs, or for more info about eleven:eleven & FUMCFW,  email tom mcdermott: 

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