Worship Bulletin 9.25.22

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
September 25, 2022 | 11:00 am

The Power of the Promise Series
Exodus 1:15-22, 2:1-10
Rev. Phyllis Barren preaching
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Arietta”
Norman Dello Joio, composer
Dr. Beverly Howard, guest organist
Acolytes: Lola Cowden and George Anderson

*Call to Worship
One: God is good all the time,
All: all the time God is good.
One: When we are unsure of the future but trust in God’s faithfulness;
All: God will show us the path.
One: God is good all the time,
All: all the time God is Good.
One: Be with us today God, as we journey into the unknown.
All: You are good all the time, God, we worship you. Amen.

*Hymn 56: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honors of thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood availed for me.

In Christ, your head, you then shall know,
shall feel your sins forgiven;
anticipate your heaven below,
and own that love is heaven.

*Wesleyan Covenant Prayer
Rev. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, PhD, Associate Pastor
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. 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

Sacrament of Baptism
Arthur Ryan Spears, son of Kendall and Ryan Spears

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 Arthur Ryan, 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 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.

Ministry Moment
Karen Kaigler-Walker, United Methodist Women President

Scripture: Exodus 1:15-22, 2:1-10
Laura Rugg, Marlys Spindor, Carol Benson, and Glenda Maynard, UMW God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.

Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Power of the Promise
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
These are foundation stories of faith that are all built around the idea of a promise-making, promise-keeping God.

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: “Prayer of St. Francis”
Allen Pote, 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.

*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: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our Creator, children all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now, with every step I take let this be my solemn vow:  To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

*Postlude: “Toccata for a Joyful Day”
Emma Lou Diemer, composer

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Notes from First Church

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of September will support Kids Hope Mentoring.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of William F. Fuller, Jr. and William F. Fuller III by Gaye Fuller.

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. Amen.

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