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Worship Bulletin 9.19.21

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Dr. Tim Bruster, Senior Pastor

Prelude: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”
Dale Wood, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
One: Come and worship, all who love and serve the Lord—
All: outsiders and insiders, long-timers and new-comers,
the young, the old, and the in-between.
One: Come as you are, for this is God’s house—
All: a house of prayer for all people,
and God welcomes each one.

*Hymn 584: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” (vv. 1, 2, 5)

*Affirmation of Faith 883
Rev. Lance Marshall, Co-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, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 560: “Help Us Accept Each Other” (vv. 1, 3)

Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon: “Speaking, and Hearing, the Truth In Love”

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: “God of Heaven”
Heather Sorenson, 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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Sent Forth by God’s Blessings”
Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,
the people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The service is ended, O now be extended
the fruits of our worship in all who believe.
The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us
To work for God’s kingdom and answer the call.

*Postlude: “Psalm XIX”
Benedetto Marcello, composer


Notes from First Church:

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 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 worshippers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of August will support the sack lunch program.

The Sanctuary flowers are in memory of Jim Kent by Jean Kent and family.

Lance’s Daily Devotional and Prayer Meeting is at 9:00 am weekdays on Facebook Live.

Tim’s Daily Devotional arrives in your inbox early each morning and on our home page at

Join us for GROW Bible Study:
10:00 – 11:00 am
Room 350
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Room 350 & Zoom

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Worship with us Online
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch |
9:30 am | The Gathering |
11:00 am | Traditional Worship |
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |

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

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Putting God first in all things

Discovering and understanding who God is

Enjoying the good life God gives

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For details, please email Lisa Helm (, Director of Welcoming Ministries or Dr. Mike Marshall (, Associate Pastor of Leadership Development — and be sure to include your phone number in your email!

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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 |

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: Rev. Mary Ellen Barrow |

Dementia Friendly Chapel Service

Wednesdays | 10:00 – 10:45 am | Chapel | Livestream

Join us each Wednesday for a worship service which includes singing of old hymns, scripture reading, and prayer. This weekly service is open to all persons with special needs, care partners, and families. This service will be the highlight of the week for your loved one with dementia and for you! Anyone who enjoys singing old hymns is welcome and will want to make it a regular part of their week.

Parking for buses and handicapped available. Please call our office (817-332-6266) for detailed information.

Contact: Gail Snider |