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Sanctuary Service March 21, 2021
The Death and Raising of Lazarus
Dr. Tim Bruster, Sr. Pastor
Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor
Prelude: “How Firm a Foundation”
Dale Wood, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist
Choral Call to Worship
*Call to Worship
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor
One: We praise you, O God, for the gift of this new day!
All: We thank you for this time of worship with one another!
One: The season of Lent reminds us that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
All: But whoever walks in the day sees the light of the world.
One: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”
All: “Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness, but will have the
light of life.”
*Hymn 529: “How Firm a Foundation” (vv 1, 2)
*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
Charlie Ann Grossman and Winslow Kate Grossman,
daughters of Cayla and Eric Grossman
Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example
of Christ that Charlie Ann and Winslow Kate, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.
Scripture: John 11:32-44
Jeanne Cochran, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.
Faith Like a Child
Mister Mark, Director of Children’s Ministries
Offertory: “Poor Man Lazarus”
Jester Hairston, composer
Choral Union Ensemble
Robert Stovall, director
Sermon: “The Death and Raising of Lazarus”
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)
*Invitation to Christian Discipleship
*Hymn 500: Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart (vv 1, 5)
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.
André Campra, composer
Notes from FUMCFW
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Every one dollar bill placed in the black offering boxes (located at each entrance) will go directly to help the First Street Methodist Mission.
The Sanctuary flowers are in loving memory of Michael Patison by his wife Margaret.
“Faith Like a Child” is our FUMCFW children’s sermon for young worshipers of all ages.
Interested in joining FUMCFW? Want more information? Join us for in-person Pastries with the Pastors (minus the pastries) April 11, 11:00 am. For more information contact Lisa Helm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROW is the perfect place to get to know others, as well as have discussions about how scripture is meaningful and relevant in everyday life.
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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
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