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Worship Bulletin 6.26.22

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
June 26, 2022 | 9:30 am
Dr. Bruster’s Retirement Sunday

“A New Chapter”
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Dr. Tim Bruster and Rev. Lance Marshall
Co-Senior Pastors

Welcome & Announcements
Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Rigaudon”
André Campra, composer
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
One: One: Come to Christ, that living stone, rejected by the world, but in God’s sight chosen and precious.
All: We have responded to God’s call, and seek to be built into a spiritual house, a living reminder of God’s presence on earth.
One: Once we were no people, but now we are God’s people, Called out of darkness into God’s marvelous light.
All: Blessed be your name, O God, our Redeemer.  By your mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Amen

*Hymn 578: “God of Love and God of Power”
God of love and God of power,
grant us in this burning hour
grace to ask these gifts of thee,
daring hearts and spirits free.

God of love and God of power,
thou hast called us for this hour.

We are not the first to be
banished by our fears from thee;
give us courage, let us hear
heaven’s trumpets ringing clear.


All our lives belong to thee,
thou our final loyalty;
slaves are we whene’er we share
that devotion anywhere.


God of love and God of power,
make us worthy of this hour;
offering lives if it’s thy will,
keeping free our spirits still.


*Affirmation of Faith 883
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate 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” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 555: “Forward Through the Ages”
Forward through the ages,
in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits
at the call divine;
gifts in differing measure,
hearts of one accord,
manifold the service,
one the sure reward.

Forward through the ages,
in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits
at the call divine.

Wider grows the kingdom,
reign of love and light;
for it we must labor,
till our faith is sight.
Prophets have proclaimed it,
martyrs testified,
poets sung its glory,
heroes for it died.


Not alone we conquer,
not alone we fall;
in each loss or triumph
lose or triumph all.
Bound by God’s far purpose
in one living whole,
move we on together
to the shining goal.


Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Rev. Lance Marshall, Co-Senior Pastor
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon: “A New Chapter”
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: “Salvation Is Created”
Pavel Chesnokov, composer
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.

*Choral Benediction: “Gaelic Blessing”
John Rutter, composer

*Postlude: “Toccata” (from Symphony for Organ No. 5)
Charles-Marie Widor, 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!

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Traditional Worship

Sundays | 11:00 am | Live Stream
Led by Dr. Tim Bruster

An inspiring service of worship in the traditional style with special enhancements designed to engage people of all ages. This service features the traditional elements of worship, including sermon, hymns, liturgy, and monthly Communion. Worship music includes various choirs, orchestra, and instrumental ensembles for special music. This service takes place within the beauty of our Sanctuary and utilizes the stunning music of our 160-rank pipe organ.

Children (Kindergarten and up) are provided with special bulletins. Added features such as the “Faith Like a Child” time (children’s sermon) and sidebar commentary to our younger worshippers are included to further enhance meaning for all ages.

Contact: Elaine Johnson |

The Gathering

Sundays | 9:30 am | Live Stream
Rev. Lance Marshall

This First Church Sunday morning offering led by Rev. Lance Marshall is a casual and relevant opportunity for worship, learning, and prayer. The service emphasizes in-depth Biblical teachings that explore the foundations of our faith. Sermon messages bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the challenges of our daily lives. The Gathering is a warm and welcoming community inviting everyone to connect socially, intellectually, and spiritually within First Church.

Contact: Rev. Lance Marshall |


Sundays | 11:11 am | Live Stream
Rev. Tom McDermott

We love laughter and no-holds-barred messages that question the answers and unmask the illusions as we search for the next chapter together. This is 55 minutes of authentic storytelling, great coffee, and meaningful conversation — with the music of Brad Thompson (Fort Worth Star Telegram’s “Best Local Musician”) and the Revolution Band doing some of your favorite pop, classic rock, and acoustic songs.

We’re passionately inclusive here at eleven:eleven, whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or straight, conservative or liberal, Christian or agnostic, young or old — or anywhere in between and beyond. We’re casual, “come as you wish,” non–traditional, and always curious about kindness, justice, our stories, Jesus’ life — and how to do our lives better.

Here’s your invitation to reconnect your spirit without disconnecting your mind. We believe in the universal love of God and your next adventure. Join this growing community and become part of our story — and let’s see where it takes us! #1111FUMCFW

Contact: Rev. Tom McDermott |


8:30 am | Live Stream

DiscipleChurch is a unique worship service centered on the sacrament of Holy Communion and a passion for social justice.

Contact: Charme Robarts |


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