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Worship Bulletins 4.11.21

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Sanctuary Service Bulletin

Welcome
Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor

Prelude: “Spring” (Part I of Seasons)
Herman Beeftink, composer
Peggy Graff, organist
Isabel Pratt, flute

Choral Call to Worship

*Call to Worship
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
One: Call our names, Lord, as you called Saul and Ananias.
All: Call our names, Lord.
One: When our hearts are full of evil intent, call us to be instruments of healing.
All: Call our names, Lord.
One: Speak to us in unexpected voices and set us on a new path.
All: Call our names, Lord.

*Hymn 157: “Jesus Shall Reign”

**Please be seated

Sacrament of Baptism
Reid Clark Sherrieb, son of Bryan and Roseanne Sherrieb

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)

Congregational Response
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example
of Christ that Reid Clark, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.

Scripture: Acts 9:1-20
Rev. Lance Marshall, Co-Pastor
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “O Love”
Elaine Hagenberg, composer
Choral Union Ensemble
Robert Stovall, director

Faith Like a Child (11:00)
Mister Mark, Director of Children’s Ministries

Announcements
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor

Offertory: “Concerto” No. 161 in G Major
Allegro
Johann Joachim Quantz, composer

 Sermon: “Paul’s Restoration of Sight”                                                                     

 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)

*Invitation to Christian Discipleship

*Hymn 593: “Here I Am, Lord” (verse 1)

Robert Stovall’s Retirement Recognition

*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.

Notes from FUMCFW

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 clicking on the attendance button or leaving a comment on Facebook.

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 lhelm@myfumc.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.
Wednesdays | 9:00 – 10:00 am Zoom
10:00 – 11:00 am | In-person
6:30 – 7:30 pm | Zoom AND in-person
To register and for more information click here.

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Events
Browse programs and events or search by ministry or keyword at fumcfw.org/events.

Worship with us Online
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WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s Sanctuary sermon and music on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am on WRR 101.1 FM.

Media Playlists
Watch past services or sermons or listen to podcasts of sermons, services, and special music offerings at fumcfw.org/media.

For more information visit us online at fumcfw.org, “Like” us on Facebook, and “Follow” us on Twitter and Instagram!

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.

Worship
Gathering to focus onGod together

Serve
Being God’s people in the world

Give
Putting God first in all things

Learn
Discovering and understanding who God is

Play
Enjoying the good life God gives

Pray
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 (lhelm@myfumc.org), Director of Welcoming Ministries or Dr. Mike Marshall (mmarshall@myfumc.org), Associate Pastor of Leadership Development — and be sure to include your phone number in your email!

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Ways to Give

Online Giving

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Check or Money Order

Make payable to FUMC Fort Worth; deliver to the Business Office, the Main Church Office, or via mail to 800 W. 5th St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

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Text 817-241-2327 and enter the amount in the message bar. You must have a ShelbyGive account set up with the church in order to Text to Give.

ShelbyNEXT | Giving App

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Sanctuary Service

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 | ejohnson@myfumc.org

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 | lmarshall@myfumc.org

eleven:eleven

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 | tmcdermott@myfumc.org

DiscipleChurch

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 | crobarts@myfumc.org