Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor
Prelude: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
Dale Wood, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist
*Call to Worship
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
One: Come and worship, all who love and serve the Lord—
All: outsiders and insiders, long-timers and new-comers,
the young, the old, and the in-between.
One: Come as you are, for this is God’s house—
All: a house of prayer for all people,
and God welcomes each one.
*Hymn 584: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” (vv. 1, 2, 5)
*Affirmation of Faith 883
Rev. Lance Marshall, Co-Pastor
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.
**Please be seated
Faith Like a Child
Mister Mark, Director of Children’s Ministries
*Hymn 560: “Help Us Accept Each Other” (vv. 1, 3)
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.
Sermon: “Speaking, and Hearing, the Truth In Love”
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: “God of Heaven”
Heather Sorenson, composer
Thomas Williams, director
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: “Sent Forth by God’s Blessings”
Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,
the people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The service is ended, O now be extended
the fruits of our worship in all who believe.
The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us
To work for God’s kingdom and answer the call.
*Postlude: “Psalm XIX”
Benedetto Marcello, composer
Notes from First Church:
Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth — we are so glad that you are worshiping with us today!
Please let us know you are here by filling out the attendance pad as it comes by.
Asterisks (*) indicate times when you are invited to stand as you are able.
“Faith Like a Child” is our children’s sermon developed for young worshippers of all ages.
In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of August will support the sack lunch program.
The Sanctuary flowers are in memory of Jim Kent by Jean Kent and family.
Lance’s Daily Devotional and Prayer Meeting is at 9:00 am weekdays on Facebook Live.
Tim’s Daily Devotional arrives in your inbox early each morning and on our home page at fumcfw.org.
Join us for GROW Bible Study:
10:00 – 11:00 am
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Room 350 & Zoom
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8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
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11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven | fumfw.org/1111-live
Listen to each previous week’s Sanctuary sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.
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Discipleship is the process of being shaped by the Holy Spirit through spiritual practices to become more like Jesus. Healthy Plate Discipleship uses a variety of practices to help you more faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Try all six areas to grow strong in faithful discipleship. Learn more at fumcfw.org/healthyplate.
Gathering to focus onGod together
Being God’s people in the world
Putting God first in all things
Discovering and understanding who God is
Enjoying the good life God gives
Talking and listening to God’s direction
Are you new?
If you would like to find your Worship Plus One, we would love to visit with you and help you explore the FUMCFW groups or ministries of special interest to you! Finding your Worship Plus One will help you meet others, build relationships, and grow stronger in your faith.
For details, please email Lisa Helm (email@example.com), Director of Welcoming Ministries or Dr. Mike Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Pastor of Leadership Development — and be sure to include your phone number in your email!