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Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor
Prelude: “All Glory, Laud and Honor”
Carolyn Hamlin, arranger
Peggy Graff, organ
Choral Call to Worship
*Call to Worship
Rev. Lance Marshall, Associate Pastor
One: At the center of the sanctuary is the table of our Lord.
All: This is the table of grace and forgiveness.
One: In Holy Communion we celebrate the new covenant and newness of life.
All: All are welcome at the table of the Lord.
One: Glory to God!
*Hymn 327: “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (st. 1, 2, 4)
*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.
**Please be seated
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.
Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor
Offertory: “Be Still”
Mary McDonald, composer
Choral Union Ensemble
Thomas Williams, director
Service of Holy Communion
Confession and Pardon
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Great Thanksgiving
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)
Serving the Bread and Cup
*Invitation to Christian Discipleship
*Hymn 334: “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”
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.
*Postlude: “Festive Voluntary”
Robert Lau, composer
Notes from FUMCFW
Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth — we are so glad that you are worshiping with us today!
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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 email@example.com.
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.
Wednesdays | 9:00 – 10:00 am | Room 350
10:00 – 11:00 am | In-person
6:30 – 7:30 pm | Room 350 & Zoom
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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.
Watch past services or sermons or listen to podcasts of sermons, services, and special music offerings at fumcfw.org/media.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Welcoming Ministries or Dr. Mike Marshall (email@example.com), Associate Pastor of Leadership Development — and be sure to include your phone number in your email!