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Worship Bulletin 9.25.22

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
September 25, 2022 | 11:00 am

The Power of the Promise Series
Exodus 1:15-22, 2:1-10
Rev. Phyllis Barren preaching
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Arietta”
Norman Dello Joio, composer
Dr. Beverly Howard, guest organist
Acolytes: Lola Cowden and George Anderson

*Call to Worship
One: God is good all the time,
All: all the time God is good.
One: When we are unsure of the future but trust in God’s faithfulness;
All: God will show us the path.
One: God is good all the time,
All: all the time God is Good.
One: Be with us today God, as we journey into the unknown.
All: You are good all the time, God, we worship you. Amen.

*Hymn 56: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honors of thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean;
his blood availed for me.

In Christ, your head, you then shall know,
shall feel your sins forgiven;
anticipate your heaven below,
and own that love is heaven.

*Wesleyan Covenant Prayer
Rev. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, PhD, Associate Pastor
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. 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

Sacrament of Baptism
Arthur Ryan Spears, son of Kendall and Ryan Spears

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 400: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

Ministry Moment
Karen Kaigler-Walker, United Methodist Women President

Scripture: Exodus 1:15-22, 2:1-10
Laura Rugg, Marlys Spindor, Carol Benson, and Glenda Maynard, UMW God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.

Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Power of the Promise
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
These are foundation stories of faith that are all built around the idea of a promise-making, promise-keeping God.

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: “Prayer of St. Francis”
Allen Pote, arranger
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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our Creator, children all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now, with every step I take let this be my solemn vow:  To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

*Postlude: “Toccata for a Joyful Day”
Emma Lou Diemer, composer

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 9.25.22

Notes from First Church

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of September will support Kids Hope Mentoring.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of William F. Fuller, Jr. and William F. Fuller III by Gaye Fuller.

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. Amen.

Stay Connected

News
Read First Church news and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
Sunday Mornings
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 9.18.22

The Gathering Lyrics

“Chain Breaker”

If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles
If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies
If you’re trying to fill the same old holes inside
There’s a better life
There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

We’ve all search for the light of day in the dead of night
We’ve all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight
We’ve all run to things we know just ain’t right
And there’s a better life
There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify, testify

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify

If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

Oh, if you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

 

“All Things Bright and Beautiful”

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
‘Twas God that made them all

Each little flower that opens
Each little bird that sings
He made their glowing colors
And made their tiny wings

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
‘Twas God that made them all

The purple headed mountains
The rivers running by
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
‘Twas God that made them all

The cold wind in the winter
The pleasant summer sun
The ripe fruits in the garden
He made them every one

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
‘Twas God that made them all

He gave us eyes to see them
And lips that we might tell
How great is the Almighty
Who has made all things well

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
‘Twas God that made them all

 

“Sing Over Your Children”

I flirt with the world
It steals my love for You
My fear grips my faith
And I am left unmoved

Your gaze stops my heart
Your voice fills the dark
Your love is the spark that lights this life
So we rise

Out of the depths you cry
Come and be satisfied
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children

You quiet the storm
Inside my shipwrecked soul
Your Spirit will lead
It calls the wayward home

At the sound of Your name
Our sin is washed away
In Christ, we’re crucified
In You, we die, in You, we rise

Out of the depths you cry
Come and be satisfied
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children

Let us see through Your eyes
We are Your great delight
Father You sing
Father, You sing over Your children

And we’re singing along
Your daughters and sons
We’re singing Your song
We are Your children

Out of the depths you cry
Come and be satisfied
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children

Let us see through Your eyes
We are Your great delight
Father, You sing
Father, You sing over Your children

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh

“Remembrance” (If needed)

Oh how could it be
That my God would welcome me
Into this mystery
Say take this bread, take this wine
Now the simple made divine
For any to receive

By mercy, we come to your table
By your grace, you are making us faithful

[Chorus]
Lord, we remember you
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship you
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to your invitation
We remember you

See his body, his blood
Know that he has overcome
Every trial we will face
None too lost to be saved
None too broken or ashamed
All are welcome in this place

By your mercy, we come to your table
By your grace, you are making us faithful

[Chorus]
Lord, we remember you
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship you
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to your invitation
We remember you

Dying, you destroyed our death
Rising, you restored our life
Lord, Jesus come in glory
Lord, Jesus come in glory
Lord, Jesus come in glory
Lord, Jesus come in glory

[Chorus]
Lord, we remember you
And remembrance leads us to worship
And as we worship you
Our worship leads to communion
We respond to your invitation
We respond to your invitation
We remember you

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
September 18, 2022 | 11:00 am

The Power of the Promise Series
Genesis 12:1-9
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, PhD, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Since I Have Been Redeemed”
Charles Callahan, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist
Acolytes: Edward Holman and Caroline Hughey

*Call to Worship
One: In faith, Abram and Sari set out for a new land.
All: In faith, we gather to worship.
One: In faith, Abram and Sari sought to understand what tasks God had set before them.
All: In faith, we seek to follow God in our lives,
One: In faith, Abram and Sari were blessed by the unexpected.
All: In faith, we will find blessings in what God has in store for us. Amen.

*Hymn 584: “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” (vv. 1, 2, & 5)
Lord, you give the great commission:
“Heal the sick and preach the word.”
Lest the church neglect its mission,
and the gospel go unheard,
help us witness to your purpose
with renewed integrity:

Refrain:
With the Spirit’s gifts empow’r us
for the work of ministry.

Lord, you call us to your service:
“In my name, baptize and teach.”
That the world may trust your promise,
life abundant meant for each,
give us all new fervor, draw us
closer in community: [Refrain]

Lord, you bless with words assuring:
“I am with you to the end.”
Faith and hope and love restoring,
may we serve as you intend
and, amid the cares that claim us,
hold in mind eternity: [Refrain]

**Please be seated

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you,
praised for you or criticized for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service.
And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and
Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it also be made in heaven. Amen.

Anthem: “Hear My Prayer”
Moses Hogan/ arr. Roger Emerson
Adoramus Chamber Choir
Alison Haygood, director

Sacrament of Baptism
Ella Katherine Feaster, daughter of Katherine and Ryan Feaster

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 593: “Here I Am, Lord”
I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

[Refrain] Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them.
Whom shall I send? [Refrain]

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send? [Refrain]

Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9
Cat Milus, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Power of the Promise
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

These are foundation stories of faith that are all built around the idea of a promise making, promise keeping God. God’s promises to Abraham (and to everyone through him).

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: “Secure”
Craig Courtney

*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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our Creator, children all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now, with every step I take let this be my solemn vow:  To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

*Postlude: “Carillon Toccata”
Douglas E. Wagner, composer

 

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 9.18.22

Notes from First Church

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of September will support Kids Hope Mentoring.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Janet Wynn Kirby, for her birthday, by Sharon Wynn.

Weselyan Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. Amen.

Stay Connected

News
Read First Church news and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
Sunday Mornings
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 9.4.22 – copy

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
September 11, 2022 | 11:00 am

The Power of the Promise
Genesis 9:8-17
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome / Announcements
Brenda Brooks-Alexander, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Lord of All Hopefulness”
David Cherwien, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist
Acolytes: George Anderson and Olivia Young

*Call to Worship
One: Come, all you people, come and worship.
All: God has made a covenant with us.
One: Come, all creatures of the earth, come and worship.
All: God has made a covenant with all creatures.
One: Remember the covenant and be thankful.
All: God remembers the covenant and is faithful. Amen.

*Hymn 185: “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
When morning gilds the skies
my heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Alike at work and prayer,
to Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

The night becomes as day
when from the heart we say:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
The powers of darkness fear
when this sweet chant they hear:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Let all the earth around
ring joyous with the sound:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
In heaven’s eternal bliss
the loveliest strain is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

Be this, while life is mine,
my canticle divine:
May Jesus Christ be praised!
Be this th’ eternal song
through all the ages long:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

*Affirmation of Faith 883
Dr. Mike Marshall, 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

Sacrament of Baptism
Sadie Anne Wheelis, daughter of Cami and Jonathan Wheelis

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

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

Faith Like a Child
Dr. Mike

*Hymn 130: “God Will Take Care of You”
Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
beneath his wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.

Refrain:
God will take care of you,
through every day, o’er all the way;
he will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
when dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you. [Refrain]

All you may need he will provide,
God will take care of you;
nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you. [Refrain]

No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
lean, weary one, upon his breast,
God will take care of you. [Refrain]

Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17
Joseph Councilman, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Power of the Promise
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor
These are foundation stories of faith that are all built around the idea of a promise making, promise keeping God. The Promises God makes to all creation.

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: “The Heavens are Telling”
Joseph Haydn
Choral Union
Soloists:
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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God our Creator, children all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now,
With every step I take let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

*Postlude: “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
Jerry Westenkuehler, arranger

 

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 9.11.22

Notes from First Church

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of September will support Kids Hope Mentoring.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of John Ammons by Marsha Ammons.

The flowers in the Narthex are given in memory of Gene M Woodard, Jr. by the Woodard Family.

Weselyan Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you, Praised for you or criticized for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service. And now, O wonderful and holy God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, you are mine, and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it also be made in heaven. Amen.

Stay Connected

News
Read First Church news and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
Sunday Mornings
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 9.4.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Holy Spirit Come

I’m coming with a heart of worship
I’m bringing in a brand new song
I’m ready to see the unthinkable
I’m ready for a miracle

Hearts praying for a fresh encounter
Souls looking to the living God
I’m ready for a real revival

Oh Holy Spirit come
Like a flood, like a fire
Holy Spirit fall
In this place, fill our hearts
Holy Spirit come
Like a flood, like a fire
Holy Spirit come
Oh, Holy Spirit come
(Woo!)
We’re on the edge of a new beginning
God, we know you have so much more
We’re looking to a new horizon
We’re praying for Your rain to pour

An overflowing of true redemption
An overflowing of Your kingdom
We’re ready for a real revival

Oh Holy Spirit come
Like a flood, like a fire
Holy Spirit fall
In this place, fill our hearts
Holy Spirit come
Like a flood, like a fire
Holy Spirit come
Oh, Holy Spirit come

Oh, can you feel it?
Heaven is reaching
Oh, can you hear it?
Our God is speaking
Oh, can you see it?
He’s got your healing
Oh, just receive it
Receive the freedom

Oh, can you feel it?
Heaven is reaching
Oh, can you hear it?
Our God is speaking
Oh, can you see it?
He’s got your healing
Oh, just receive it
Receive the freedom

Come, like a flood, like a fire
Holy Spirit fall
In this place, fill our hearts
Holy Spirit come
Like a flood, like a fire
Holy Spirit come
Oh, Holy Spirit come

 

Firm Foundation (He Won’t)

Christ is my firm foundation
The rock on which I stand
When everything around me is shaken
I’ve never been more glad
That I put my faith in Jesus
‘Cause He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through generations
So why would He fail now?
He won’t

No, He won’t, no, He won’t
No, He won’t
He won’t, He won’t, He won’t, He won’t

I’ve still got joy in chaos
I’ve got peace that makes no sense
I won’t be going under
I’m not held by my own strength
‘Cause I’ve built my life on Jesus
He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through every season
So why would He fail now? (Shout it out)

He won’t
He won’t
He won’t fail
He won’t fail
He won’t
He won’t (no, no, no, no, He won’t fail)
He won’t fail
He won’t fail

 

Your Water

I was losin’, I was lost
Cursin’ everything that I come across
I was wounded, I was weak
I didn’t realize I needed a drink
Of your water, your water
It floods my memory and it quenches my soul

I was busted, I was broke
Drownin’ in the darkness and startin’ to choke
I was strugglin’, I was stranded
But then I bent down and cupped my hands in
Your water, your water
It floods my memory and it quenches my soul

I was fumblin’ and frustrated
I was sluggish and sedated
I was wounded, I was wasted
I was blind up until I tasted
Your water, your water
It floods my memory and it quenches my soul
It floods my memory and it quenches my soul

 

Way Maker

You are here, moving in our midst
I worship You
I worship You

You are here, working in this place
I worship You
I worship You

You are here, moving in our midst
I worship You
I worship You

You are here, working in this place
I worship You
I worship You

You are
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are

You are
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are

You are here, touching every heart
I worship You
I worship You

You are here, healing every heart
I worship You, Jesus
I worship, you turning lives around

You are here, oh, turning lives around
I worship You
I worship, You mended every heart

You are here, mending every heart
I worship You
I worship You

And You are
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are (yeah, sing it again)

You are the
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
(Light in the darkness, my God)
(That is who You are) oh, it’s who you are, Jesus, yeah

Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is… sing “That is who you are”, oh

That is who You are
And that is who You are
And that is who You are
(That is who You are) my Jesus

That is who You are
(That is who You are) oh, and it’s right
That is who You are
(That is who You are) my Jesus, oh yeah

yes it is, yeah, it’s who you are

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
September 4, 2022 | 11:00 am

Light of the World Series
1 John 5:1-5
Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez
Associate Pastor
Preaching

Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Brenda Brooks-Alexander, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Holy Manna”
Charles Callahan, arranger
Peggy Graff, organ

*Call to Worship
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
One: We gather today to worship the One who created us,
All: The One who calls us,
One: The One who equips us,
All: The One who loves us without end.
One: With joyful hearts, let us worship God.

*Hymn 514: “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
ye soldiers of the cross;
lift high his royal banner,
it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
his army shall he lead,
till every foe is vanquished,
and Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
the trumpet call obey;
forth to the mighty conflict,
in this his glorious day.
Ye that are brave now serve him
against unnumbered foes;
let courage rise with danger,
and strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
stand in his strength alone;
the arm of flesh will fail you,
ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armor,
each piece put on with prayer;
where duty calls or danger,
be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
the strife will not be long;
this day the noise of battle,
the next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil
a crown of life shall be;
they with the King of Glory
shall reign eternally.

*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

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

*Hymn: “All Who Hunger”
All who hunger, gather gladly;
holy manna is our bread.
Come from wilderness and wandering.
Here, in truth, we will be fed.
You that yearn for days of fullness,
all around us is our food.
Taste and see the grace eternal.
Taste and see that God is good.

All who hunger, never strangers;
seeker, be a welcome guest.
Come from restlessness and roaming.
Here, in joy, we keep the feast.
We that once were lost and scattered
in communion’s love have stood.
Taste and see the grace eternal.
Taste and see that God is good.

All who hunger, sing together;
Jesus Christ is living bread.
Come from loneliness and longing.
Here, in peace, we have been led.
Blest are those who from this table
live their lives in gratitude.
Taste and see the grace eternal.
Taste and see that God is good.

Scripture: 1 John 5:1-5
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series                                          
Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, Associate Pastor

Notes: A series on 1 John. The images of the “light shining into the darkness” and “we love because God loves us” are rooted in this portion of scripture.

Service of Holy Communion

Hymnal pages 12-13

Invitation

Confession and Pardon

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

Offertory: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Tom Trenney, arranger
Jayme Vaughn-Linebarger, soloist

*Doxology

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God our Creator, children all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now,
With every step I take let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

*Postlude: “March on “Down Ampney””
Ralph Vaughn Williams/arr. Jon Spong

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 9.4.22

Notes from First Church

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers 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 Food 4 Kids.

The Sanctuary flowers are in loving memory of Monty Moncrief by his wife, Jan Moncrief.

Stay Connected

News
Read First Church news and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
Sunday Mornings
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 8.28.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Walk in Love

when I wake up in the morning
I’m gonna walk in love
when the evening sun is falling
I’m gonna walk in love
Through the troubles of the day
Am gonna walk in love
O’ whatever comes my way
Am gonna walk in love
Brother Sister let us work in love
Oooo, Am gonna walk in love
Singing Alleluia, we shall overcome
Oooo, Am gonna walk in love
When my brother his back on me
Am gonna walk in love
When my Enemy attacks
Gonna walk in love
when i feel i dont belong
Am gonna walk in love
with no strength to carry on
Gonna walk in love
Brother, Sister let us walk in love
Oooo, Am gonna walk in love
Singing Alleluia we shall overcome
Oooo, gonna walk in love (2 times)
we shall come together we shall live as one
Ooooo, gonna walk in love
for giving in ourselves when we shall rise soon
Oooo, gonna walk in love ×2
Brother, Sister let us walk in love
Oooo I’m gonna walk in love
Singing Alleluia we shall overcome
Oooo, gonna walk in love
Ooooo, we shall come together we shall live as one
Oooo, gonna walk in love
For giving in ourselves when we shall rise soon
Ooooo, gonna walk in love

God Really Loves Us

I’ve got a friend
Closer than a brother
There is no judgment
Oh, how He loves me
I’ve got a friend

And He is my strength
He is my portion
With me in the valley
With me in the fire
With me in the storm

Let all my life testify

Hallelujah
We are not alone
God really loves us
God really loves us
Hallelujah
Oh, praise my soul
God really loves us
God really loves us

His mercy’s enough
His grace is sufficient
So come if you’re needing
Forgiveness or healing
His mercy’s enough

Oh, and this is our hope
The cross, it has spoken
Death is no more
Christ is the Lord
Oh, this is our hope, yeah

Hallelujah
We are not alone
God really loves us
God really loves us
Hallelujah
Oh, praise my soul
God really loves us (yes, He does)
God really loves us

And oh-oh, oh-oh
Sing oh-oh, oh-oh
Scream (oh-oh)

What a Father
What a Friend
What a Savior He is (sing oh-oh)
What a Father
What a Friend
What a Savior He is

Hallelujah
We are not alone
God really loves us
God really loves us
Hallelujah
Oh, praise my soul
God really loves us
Oh, God really loves us (yes)

What a Father
What a Friend
What a Savior He is (thank you, Jesus)
What a Father
What a Friend
What a Savior He is (oh)
What a Father
What a Friend
What a Savior He is
What a Father
What a Friend
What a Savior He is

 

Inheritance

Verse 1

Right from the very start
You had me in Your heart
Nothing but dust and yet
You gave me life and breath

Verse 2

Loved me before I knew
For nothing that I could do
You wrapped Your word in flesh
What an inheritance

Chorus 1

You don’t with hold a thing
You were the offering
I don’t deserve it
It doesn’t make sense
What an inheritance

Verse 3

There on a lonely hill
Ten thousand debts fulfilled
Heard in Your final breath
Last will and testament

Verse 4

Father Your work is done
Now let Your kingdom come
Death has been laid to rest
What an inheritance

Chorus 1

You don’t with hold a thing
You were the offering
I don’t deserve it
It doesn’t make sense
What an inheritance

Refrain

You’re my inheritance

Bridge

Spirit of life and truth
Filling the upper room
Beating within my chest
What an inheritance

Tag

Counsel and closest friend
What an inheritance

Chorus 1

You don’t withhold a thing
You were the offering
I don’t deserve it
It doesn’t make sense
What an inheritance

Chorus 2

Freely You give to me
Freely I will receive
I don’t deserve it
It doesn’t make sense
What an inheritance

Refrain

You’re my inheritance

Refrain

What an inheritance

Refrain

You’re my inheritance

Refrain

What an inheritance

Refrain

You’re my inheritance

Refrain

What an inheritance

Chorus 1

You don’t with hold a thing
You were the offering
I don’t deserve it
It doesn’t make sense
What an inheritance

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
August 28, 2022 | 11:00 am

Light of the World Series
1 John 4:7-11
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome / Announcements
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Rhosymedre”
Vaughan Williams/Chuck Seipp, arrangers
Music Ensemble

*Call to Worship
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor
One: As the weak realize their strength; as the poor eat and are satisfied,
All: God’s love abides in us.
One: As the stranger finds a friend; as the family offers forgiveness,
All: God’s love abides in us.
One: As the ends of the earth know of Christ’s grace,
All: God’s love abides in us. Amen.

*Hymn 88: “Maker, in Whom We Live”
Maker, in whom we live,
in whom we are and move,
the glory, power, and praise receive
for thy creating love.
Let all the angel throng
give thanks to God on high,
while earth repeats the joyful song
and echoes to the sky.

Incarnate Deity,
let all the ransomed race
render in thanks their lives to thee
for thy redeeming grace.
The grace to sinners showed
ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
and cry, “Salvation to our God,
salvation to the Lamb!”

Spirit of Holiness,
let all thy saints adore
thy sacred energy, and bless
thine heart-renewing power.
Not angel tongues can tell
thy love’s ecstatic height,
the glorious joy unspeakable,
the beatific sight.

Eternal, Triune God,
let all the hosts above,
let all on earth below record
and dwell upon thy love.
When heaven and earth are fled
before thy glorious face,
sing all the saints thy love hath made
thine everlasting praise.

*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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 77: “How Great Thou Art”
O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder
consider all the world thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
thy power through-out the universe displayed.

Refrain:
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee;
how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior-God to thee;
how great thou art, how great thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze; [Refrain]

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
he bled and died to take away my sin; [Refrain]

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art! [Refrain]

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-11
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “The Greatest Commandment”
Pepper Choplin, arranger
Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director

Sermon Series: The Light of the World
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Notes: A series on 1 John. The images of the “light shining into the darkness” and “we love because God loves us” are rooted in this portion of scripture.

We love because God first loved us.

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: “Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound”
F. Handel/arr. Christina Harmon

*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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Blest be the Tie that Binds”
Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above

*Postlude: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
James Curnow, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 8.28.22

Notes from First Church

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth — we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers 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 Food 4 Kids.

The Sanctuary Flowers are given in loving memory of Natalie Prince by her parents, Donna & Doug Prince and brother, Nick.

Today’s music ensemble: Lacey Phelps and Taylor White, trumpet; Jaime Esposito, timpani; Peggy Graff, organ

Stay Connected

News
Read First Church news and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
Sunday Mornings
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 8.21.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Sing Wherever I Go

All my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

Said all my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

God is for me, He’s not against me
I will hold to the plans He has for me
When I’m broken, He will fix me
I will call on the name of the Lord

Said all my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

He’s my heart song in my sorrow
He’s my hope and my strength for tomorrow
And when the storms rise all around me
I will call on the name of the Lord (here we go)

All my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

Said all my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

I got joy, joy, joy
Deep in my soul
I will sing, sing, sing
Wherever I go

All my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

All my life, all I know
God’s been good, good to my soul
Mountain high, valley low
I’m gonna sing wherever I go

 

Graves Into Gardens

I searched the world
But it couldn’t fill me
Man’s empty praise
And treasures that fade
Are never enough

Then You came along
And put me back together
And every desire
Is now satisfied
Here in Your love (hey)

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

I’m not afraid
To show You my weakness
My failures and flaws
Lord, You’ve seen ’em all
And You still call me friend

‘Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley
There’s not a place
Your mercy and grace
Won’t find me again

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty for ashes
You turn shame into glory
You’re the only one who can

You turn mourning to dancing
You give beauty for ashes
You turn shame into glory
You’re the only one who can

You turn graves into garden
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You’re the only one who can
You’re the only one who can

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You

You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You’re the only one who can

You turn graves into gardens
You turn bones into armies
You turn seas into highways
You’re the only one who can
You’re the only one who can
You’re the only one who can

 

Offertory Song
I Surrender

The riches of this world will fade
The treasures of our God remain
Here I empty myself to owe this world
Nothing and find everything in You

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

Take my life, a sacrifice
In You alone I’m satisfied
Here I empty myself to owe this world
Nothing and find everything in You
Everything in You

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

Not my will, but Yours be done
Not my strength, but Yours alone
Nothing else, but You oh Lord
I find everything in You
I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

I surrender, I surrender
I surrender all to You

 

You Are Love and Love Alone

God and Father, great and holy
Fearing not, we come to Thee
Fearing not, though weak lowly
For Your love has set us free

And by the blue sky bending over
By the green earth’s flowery home
Teach us Lord the angel chorus
You are Love and love alone!

You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are

Though the worlds in flame should perish
Sun and stars in ruin fall
Trust in Thee our hearts should cherish
Oh Lord be our all in all

With Your name the heavens praising
Angels hymn no sweeter tone
Than the songs our hearts are raising
You are Love and love alone

You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are

How perfectly
Our hearts are made for love
How perfectly
Our hearts are made for love
How perfectly
Our hearts are made for love

You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are

You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are Love and love alone
You are

Oh oh, oh oh
Oh, You are
You are, You are

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
August 21, 2022 | 11:00 am

Light of the World Series
1 John 2:15-17
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome / Announcements
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Blessed Assurance”
Charles Callahan, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
One: For those times when we move in the shadows not wanting to be seen,
All: we come together in the light, to find our joy in God.
One: For those times when we search for the source of our vulnerabilities and fears,
All: we come together in the truth, to find forgiveness in fellowship.
One: For those times when life has been revealed, and we have ignored or denied it,
All: we come together in grace and the presence of 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.
God of love and God of power,
thou hast called us for this hour.

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,
thou hast called us for this hour.

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

*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

Sacrament of Baptism
Lucas Alan Miller and James Alan Miller,
sons of Lindsey and Kurtis Miller

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 172: “My Jesus, I Love Thee”
My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love thee because thou hast first loved me,
and purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

Scripture: 1 John 2:15-17
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series:
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Notes: A series on 1 John. The images of the “light shining into the darkness” and “we love because God loves us” are rooted in this portion of scripture.

God’s tangible word of life. Love more than just the things of this world.

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: “City Called Heaven”
Josephine Poelinitz, arranger

Choral Union
Daniel Dudley, soloist
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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above

*Postlude: “A Mighty Fortress”
David Cherwien, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 8.21.22

Notes from First Church:
Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of July will support rental assistance and mission clients.

The Sanctuary Flowers are given in loving memory of Ernie Nance by Emily & Andrew Nance.

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News
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Events
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11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

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

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Watch past services or sermons or listen to podcasts of 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 8.14.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Evidence

All throughout my history
Your faithfulness has walked beside me
The winter storms made way for spring
In every season, from where I’m standing

I see the evidence of Your goodness
All over my life, all over my life
I see Your promises in fulfillment
All over my life, all over my life

Help me remember when I’m weak
Fear may come, but fear will leave
You lead my heart to victory
You are my strength and You always will be

I see the evidence of Your goodness
All over my life, all over my life
I see Your promises in fulfillment
All over my life, all over my life

See the cross, the empty grave
The evidence is endless
All my sin rolled away
Because of You, oh, Jesus
See the cross, the empty grave
The evidence is endless
All my sin rolled away
Because of You, oh, Jesus
Oh

I see the evidence of Your goodness
All over my life, all over my life
I see Your promises in fulfillment
All over my life, all over my life, yeah
I see the evidence of Your goodness (when I wake up in the morning)
All over my life (I see Your mercies are new)
All over my life (yeah, You’re all around us)
I see Your promises in fulfillment
All over my life, all over my life (yeah, You’re all around us)

So why should I fear?
The evidence is here
Why should I fear?
Oh, the evidence is here

 

Follow You (I Have Decided)

Go on, lay your troubles down
Set your feet on solid ground
Peace deep as I have found
I wanna follow you

Come on, all you weak and weary
Come round now if you can hear me
Poor, sick, and God-fearing
I wanna follow you
I said I wanna follow you

Leave all your trouble
Leave all your sorrow
Set down your burden
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Come on, my brother
Come on and follow

Go on, leave your worries, too
Not a bit of good they do
There’s a word that’s coming through
Go on, leave your worry, too

So I call your name in the middle of the night
I wanna know can you hear my cries?
June heat and moonlight
I wanna follow you
I said I wanna follow you

Leave all your trouble
Leave all your sorrow
Set down your burden
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Come on, my brother
Come on and follow

Set your burdens down
Set your burdens down
Set your burdens down

Leave all of your trouble
Leave all of your sorrows
Set your burdens
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Come on, my brother
Come on and follow

Come on, my brother
Come on and follow

Leave all of your trouble
Leave all of your sorrows
Set down your burdens
Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Come on, my brother
Come on and follow

Come on, my brother
Come on and follow

 

Reckless Love

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so so kind to me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the 99
And I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it, still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the 99
And I couldn’t earn it
I don’t deserve it, still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God

There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the 99
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still You give yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
August 14, 2022 | 11:00 am

Light of the World Series
1 John 1:5-2:2
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

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

Prelude: “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”
Robert A. Hobby, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
Rev. Brenda Brooks-Alexander, Associate Pastor
One: In the beginning, God called the world into being, saying,
All: “Let there be light!”
One: In the fullness of time, Jesus came from God to us, saying,
All: “I am the Light of the world.”
One: God is light and there is no darkness in him at all!
All: Let us live in the light and worship together! Amen.

*Hymn 73: “O Worship the King” (vv 1-4)
O worship the King, all glorious above,
O gratefully sing God’s power and God’s love;
our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

O tell of God’s might, O sing of God’s grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,
whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is God’s path on the wings of the storm.

The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, thy power hath founded of old;
hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

*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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 389: “Freely, Freely”
God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name,
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name,
And in Jesus’ name I come to you,
To share His love as He told me to.

[refrain]
He said, “Freely, freely you have received,
Freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe,
Others will know that I live.”

All power is given in Jesus’ name,
In earth and Heaven in Jesus’ name,
And in Jesus’ name I come to you,
To share His power as He told me to. [refrain]

Scripture: 1 John 1:5-2:2
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series:
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Notes: A series on 1 John. The images of the “light shining into the darkness” and “we love because God loves us” are rooted in this portion of scripture.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.

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: “Carry the Light”
Keith Christopher, arranger

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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Walking in the Light of God”
Walk in the light, walk in the light, walk in the light,
walking in the light of God.
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walking in the light of God.
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walking in the light of God.

*Postlude: “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”
David Cherwien, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 8.14.22

Notes from First Church:

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of July will support rental assistance and mission clients.

The flowers are given in memory of Beverlee, my wife, mother of my children and best friend, by Jim Herd, their children and grandchildren.

STAY CONNECTED

News
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Events
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Worship with us Online
SUNDAY MORNINGS
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 8.7.22

The Gathering Lyrics

“Come Thou Fount”

Come Thou Fount of
Every blessing
Tune my heart
To sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy
Never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming
Tongues above
Praise the mount
I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here there by Thy
Great help I’ve come
And I hope by
Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the
Fold of God
He to rescue me
From danger
Interposed His precious blood

Oh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained
To be
Let Thy grace now
Like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave
The God I love
Here’s my heart
Oh take it seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave
The God I love
Here’s my heart
Oh take it seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

 

“All the Poor And Powerless”

All the poor and powerless
And all the lost and lonely
And all the thieves will come confess
And know that You are holy
And know that You are holy

And all will sing out
Hallelujah
And we will cry out
Hallelujah

And all the hearts who are content
And all who feel unworthy
And all who hurt with nothing left
Will know that You are holy

And all will sing out
Hallelujah
And we will cry out
Hallelujah
And all will sing out
Hallelujah
And we will cry out
Hallelujah

Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That He is God

Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That He is God

Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses (we sing to you Lord)
That He is God

Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That He is God

And we will sing out
Hallelujah
And we will cry out
Hallelujah
We will sing out
Hallelujah, shout it

Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That He is God

Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That He is God

 

“My Jesus”

Are you past the point of weary?
Is your burden weighin’ heavy?
Is it all too much to carry?
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
Do you feel that empty feeling?
‘Cause shame’s done all its stealin’
And you’re desperate for some healin’
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus

He makes a way where there ain’t no way
Rises up from an empty grave
Ain’t no sinner that He can’t save
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
His love is strong and His grace is free
And the good news is I know that He
Can do for you what He’s done for me
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
And let my Jesus change your life

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Amen
Amen

Who can wipe away the tears
From broken dreams and wasted years
And tell the past to disappear? Oh
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
And all the wrong turns that you would
Go and undo if you could
Who can work it all for your good
Let me tell you about my Jesus

He makes a way where there ain’t no way
Rises up from an empty grave
Ain’t no sinner that He can’t save
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
His love is strong and His grace is free
And the good news is I know that He
Can do for you what He’s done for me
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
And let my Jesus change your life

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Amen
Amen, Amen

Who would take my cross to Calvary?
Pay the price for all my guilty?
Who would care that much about me?
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus, oh

He makes a way where there ain’t no way
Rises up from an empty grave
Ain’t no sinner that He can’t save
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
His love is strong and His grace is free
And the good news is I know that He
Can do for you what He’s done for me
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
And let my Jesus change your life

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah, amen
Amen
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Let my Jesus change your life

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
August 7, 2022 | 11:00 am

Light of the World Series
1 John 1:1-4
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
John Behnke, arranger
Dr. Beverly Howard, guest organist

*Call to Worship
One: This is the day that the Lord has made!
All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

*Hymn 384: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling;
all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit;
let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

*Affirmation of Faith 883
Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, 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 (11:00)
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor

*Hymn 206: “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” (vv 1, 2)
I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God sent the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus.

Refrain: In Him, there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear sun of righteousness, shine on my path,
And show me the way to the Father. [refrain]

Scripture: 1 John 1:1-4
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

 Sermon Series: The Light of the World
Rev. Brenda Brooks Alexander, Associate Pastor
Notes: A series on 1 John. The images of the “light shining into the darkness” and “we love because God loves us” are rooted in this portion of scripture.
God’s tangible word of life.

 Service of Holy Communion

Hymnal pages 12-13

Invitation

Confession and Pardon

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

Offertory: “Here, O My Lord, I see Thee”
Jay Althouse, arranger

Morning Song
Thomas Williams, director

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “Walking in the Light of God”
Walk in the light, walk in the light, walk in the light,
walking in the light of God.
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walking in the light of God.
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walking in the light of God.

*Postlude:  “Song of Joy”
Christopher Boodle, composer

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 8.7.22

Notes from First Church:

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of July will support rental assistance and mission clients.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in honor of Ellen & Robert Rogers and in memory of George Hopkins by Jane Hopkins.

STAY CONNECTED

News
Read First Church news and Stories of Us online and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
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9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 7.31.22

The Gathering Lyrics

The Way

Through every battle
Through every heartbreak
Through every circumstance
I believe that You are my fortress
Oh, You are my portion
And You are my hiding place, oh

I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life

I believe
Through every blessing
Through every promise
Through every breath I take
I believe that You are Provider
Oh, You are Protector
You are the One I love, oh

I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
Oh, You are
Oh, You are

And it’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
All my fears and doubts, they can all come too
Because they can’t stay long when I’m here with You
It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
All my fears and doubts
They can all come too
Because they can’t stay long when

I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are

It’s a new horizon and I’m set on You
And You meet me here today with mercies that are new
And all my fears and doubts, they can all come too
Because they can’t stay long when

I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
And I believe You are
The way, the truth, the life
I believe You are

Walk in Love

When I wake up in the morning
gonna walk in love
when the evening sun is falling
gonna walk in love
through the troubles of the day
gonna walk in love
or whatever comes my way
gonna walk in love

Brother or sister
let us walk in love
gonna walk in love
Singing hallelujah, we shall overcome
gonna walk in love

When my brother turns his back
gonna walk in love
When my enemy attacks
gonna walk in love
When I feel like dropping off
gonna walk in love
With no strength to carry on
gonna walk in love

Brother or sister
let us walk in love
gonna walk in love
Singing hallelujah, we shall overcome
gonna walk in love

We should come together
we shall live as one
gonna walk in love
Given all our suffering, we shall rise up
gonna walk in love

Brother or sister
let us walk in love
gonna walk in love
Singing hallelujah, we shall overcome
gonna walk in love

Dancing on the Waves

When I wake up in the morning
gonna walk in love
when the evening sun is falling
gonna walk in love
through the troubles of the day
gonna walk in love
or whatever comes my way
gonna walk in love

Brother or sister
let us walk in love
gonna walk in love
Singing hallelujah, we shall overcome
gonna walk in love

When my brother turns his back
gonna walk in love
When my enemy attacks
gonna walk in love
When I feel like dropping off
gonna walk in love
With no strength to carry on
gonna walk in love

Brother or sister
let us walk in love
gonna walk in love
Singing hallelujah, we shall overcome
gonna walk in love

We should come together
we shall live as one
gonna walk in love
Given all our suffering, we shall rise up
gonna walk in love

Brother or sister
let us walk in love
gonna walk in love
Singing hallelujah, we shall overcome
gonna walk in love

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
July 31, 2022 | 11:00 am

Key Pieces of Faith Series
Romans 8:18-25
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

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

Prelude: “Voluntary on Come, Christians, Join to Sing”
Matthew H. Corl, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
One: Joy comes to those who hope in God.
All: For the Lord is a Keeper of promises.
One: Our God is a God of healing and help and hope!
All: The Lord will reign forever,
One: Our God will keep faith with all generations.
All: Let us praise the Lord both now and forevermore!

*Hymn 400: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

*Affirmation of Faith 883
Dr. Mike Marshall, 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

Sacrament of Baptism
Ellis Elizabeth LanCarte, daughter of Sarah and Adam LanCarte
William Hudson Rice, son of Kelcey and Nicholas Rice

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 420: “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love,
and do what thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will,
to do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
till I am wholly thine,
till all this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.

Scripture: Romans 8:18-25
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: Key Pieces of Faith
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Notes: A personal testimony of the stories and scripture that shape my (Lance’s) faith and ministry. There is a relentless hope for the future because of who God is.

 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: “Majesty”
Jack Schrader, arranger

Morning Song
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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

refrain:

Jesus, Jesus how I trust him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!

*Postlude: “Praise Him!  Praise Him!”
Charles Callahan, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 7.31.22

Notes from First Church:

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of July will support rental assistance and mission clients.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Michael Patison’s birthday by Margaret Patison.

STAY CONNECTED

News
Read First Church news and Stories of Us online and sign up for emails at fumcfw.org/news.

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

Worship with us Online
SUNDAY MORNINGS
8:30 am | DiscipleChurch | fumcfw.org/dc
9:30 am | The Gathering | fumcfw.org/gathering-live
11:00 am | Traditional Worship | fumcfw.org/traditional-live
11:11 am | eleven:eleven |  fumfw.org/1111-live

WRR Radio
Listen to each previous week’s service 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 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 First Church 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!

Worship Bulletin 7.24.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Holy Water

God, I’m on my knees again
God, I’m begging please again
I need you
Oh, I need you

Walking down these desert roads
Water for my thirsty soul
I need you
Oh, I need you

Your forgiveness
Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips
Like the sound of a symphony to my ears
Like Holy water on my skin

Dead man walking, slave to sin
I wanna know about being born again
I need you
Oh, God, I need you

So, take me to the riverside
Take me under, baptize
I need you
Oh, God I need you

Your forgiveness
Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips
Like the sound of a symphony to my ears
Like holy water on my skin
(On my skin)

I don’t wanna abuse your grace
God, I need it every day
It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change

I don’t wanna abuse your grace
God, I need it every day
It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change

I don’t wanna abuse your grace
God, I need it every day
It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change

I don’t wanna abuse your grace
God, I need it every day
It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change

Your forgiveness
Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips (yes, it is)
Like the sound of a symphony to my ears
It’s like holy water

Your forgiveness
Is like sweet, sweet honey on my lips
Like the sound of a symphony on my ears
It’s like holy water on my skin
It’s like holy water on my skin
It’s like holy water

God Turn It Around

I’m praying, God come
And turn this thing around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around

I’m calling on the name
That changes everything, yes
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around

All of my hope
Is in the name
The name of Jesus
Breakthrough will come
Come in the name
The name of Jesus

I’m praying, God come
And turn this thing around
Oh, yes
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around

I’m calling on the name
That changes everything
Oh, yeah yeah
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around

‘Cause all of my hope
Is in the name
The name of Jesus
Breakthrough will come
Come in the name
The name of Jesus
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
Oh oh
God, turn it around
God, turn it around
God, turn it around

He is up to something
He is up to something
God is doing something right now
He is up to something
He is up to something
God is doing something right now

He is healing someone
He is saving someone
God is doing something, oh, right now
He is healing someone
He is saving someone
God is doing something right now (right now)

He is moving mountains
Making a way for someone
God is doing something right now, right now
He is moving mountains
Making a way for someone (yeah)
God is doing something right now, right now

He is moving mountains
Making a way for someone
God is doing something right now

All of my hope (yeah)
Is in the name (the name)
The name of Jesus (of Jesus)
Said, breakthrough will come in the name
Come in the name
The name of Jesus

All of my hope (is in the name)
Is in the name (said)
The name of Jesus
Said, breakthrough will come
Come in the name
The name of Jesus

God, turn it around
Turn it around
Oh, oh
God, turn it around
Turn it around
Turn it around

To The Table

Hear the voice of love that’s calling
There’s a chair that waits for you
And a Friend who understands
Everything you’re going through

But you keep standing at a distance
In the shadow of your shame
There’s a light of hope that’s shining
Won’t you come and take your place?

And bring it all to the table
There’s nothing He ain’t seen before
For all your sin, all your sorrow, and your sadness
There’s a Saviour and He calls
Bring it all to the table

He can see the weight you carry
The fears that hold your heart
But through the cross you’ve been forgiven
You’re accepted as you are

So bring it all to the table
Nothing He ain’t seen before
For all your trials, all your worries, and your burdens
There’s a Saviour and He calls
Bring it all to the table

Bring it all

You can bring it all

And come on in, take your place
There’s no one who’s turned away
All you sinners, all you saints
Come right in and find your grace
Come on in, take your place
There’s no one who’s turned away
All you sinners, all you saints
Come on in and find your grace

And bring it all to the table
There’s nothing He ain’t seen before
For all your sin, all your sorrow, and your sadness
There’s a Saviour and He calls
Bring it all to the table

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
July 24, 2022 | 11:00 am

Key Pieces of Faith Series
John 21:15-17
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

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

Prelude: “Give to Our God Immortal Praise!”
David Cherwien, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
One: Christ asked Peter if he loved him.
All: Peter affirmed three times his love of the Lord.
One: Christ asks us if we love him.
All: We affirm our love of the Lord in our worship
One: Christ calls us to demonstrate our love in service.
All: Lord, help us to witness to your love in the ways in which we care for others. AMEN!

*Hymn 568: “Christ for the World We Sing”
Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with loving zeal;
the poor, and them that mourn,
the faint and overborne,
sin-sick and sorrow-worn,
whom Christ doth heal.

Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with fervent prayer;
the wayward and the lost,
by restless passions tossed,
redeemed at countless cost,
from dark despair.

Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with one accord;
with us the work to share,
with us reproach to dare,
with us the cross to bear,
for Christ our Lord.

Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with joyful song;
the newborn souls, whose days,
reclaimed from error’s ways,
inspired with hope and praise,
to Christ belong.

*Affirmation of Faith 883
Rev. Brenda Brooks Alexander, 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

Sacrament of Baptism
Arthur Ryan Spears, son of Kendall and Ryan Spears

Baptismal Hymn 191: “Jesus Loves Me” (vs. 1)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

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

Faith Like a Child
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries

*Hymn 581: “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service”
Lord, whose love through humble service bore the weight of human need,
who upon the cross, forsaken, offered mercy’s perfect deed:
we, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart,
consecrating to your purpose every gift that you impart.

Still your children wander homeless; still the hungry cry for bread;
Still the captives long for freedom; still in grief we mourn our dead.
As, O Lord, your deep compassion healed the sick and freed the soul,
Use the love your Spirit kindles still to save and make us whole.

As we worship, grant us vision, till your love’s revealing light
in its height and depth and greatness dawns upon our quickened sight,
making known the needs and burdens your compassion bids us bear, stirring us to tireless striving your abundant life to share.

Called by worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go
to the child, to the youth, the aged, love in living deeds to show;
hope and health, good will and comfort, counsel, aid, and peace we give,
that you servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know, and live.

Scripture: John 21:15-17
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: Key Pieces of Faith
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Notes: A personal testimony of the stories and scripture that shape my (Lance’s) faith and ministry. Forgiveness of Peter = I don’t have to be perfect

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: “You Are My All in All/Fairest Lord Jesus”
Larry Shackley, arranger

Morning Song
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.

*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.

*Congregational Benediction: “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

refrain:

Jesus, Jesus how I trust him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!

*Postlude: “Postlude in E-flat Major”
David N. Johnson, composer

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 7.24.22

Notes from First Church:

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth – we are glad you’re here to worship 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 worshipers of all ages.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of July will support rental assistance and mission clients.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Carolyn Hober by Sandy & Darrell Kennedy.

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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.

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 First Church 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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