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Worship Bulletin 1.29.23

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

 

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

 

All the People Said Amen

You are not alone if you are lonely
When you feel afraid, you’re not the only
We are all the same in need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
It’s all you got to lean on
But thank God, it’s all you need

And all the people said Amen, whoa, oh-oh
And all the people said Amen
Give thanks to the Lord, for his love never ends
And all the people said Amen

If you’re rich or poor, well, it don’t matter
Weak or strong, we know love is what we’re after
We’re all broken, but we’re all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And God so loved the world God sent a Son to save us all

And all the people said Amen, whoa, oh-oh
And all the people said Amen
Give thanks to the Lord, for his love never ends
And all the people said Amen

Blessed are the poor spirit who are torn apart
Blessed are the prosecuted and the pure in heart
Blessed are the people longing for another start
For this is a kingdom, the kingdom of God

And all the people said Amen, whoa, oh-oh-oh
And all the people said Amen
Give thanks to the Lord, for his love never ends
And all the people said Amen

And all the people said Amen, whoa, oh-oh-oh
And all the people said Amen
Give thanks to the Lord, for his love never ends
And all the people said Amen
And all the people said Amen

 

Break Bread

Let us break bread together on our knees.
Let us break bread together on our knees.

Refrain:
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord have mercy on me.

2 Let us drink wine together on our knees.
Let us drink wine together on our knees. [Refrain]

3 Let us praise God together on our knees.
Let us praise God together on our knees. [Refrain]

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
January 29, 2023 | 11:00 am

Holy Humility”
Matthew 5:1-12
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

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

Prelude: “Be Thou My Vision”
James Curnow, arranger
Taylor White, trumpet
Peggy Graff, piano

*Call to Worship
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
One: God has given us this day for praise!
All: Praise be to God for this most generous gift!
One: God has given his Son to us that we might learn ways of peace and mercy.
All: Let the words of God’s own Son, Jesus, enter our hearts and transform our lives!
One: Come, let us worship this great God of abundant mercy and love!
All: Let our songs, our words, and our thoughts reflect God’s healing and restoring love. AMEN.

*Hymn 577: “God of Grace and God of Glory”
1 God of grace and God of glory,
on the people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church’s story,
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us;
free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

3 Cure thy children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal,
lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.

4 Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the search for thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore,
serving thee whom we adore.

*Affirmation of Faith 883
Rev. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, PhD, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Gloria Patri 70
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

**Please be seated

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

*Hymn 451: “Be Thou My Vision”
1. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

2. Be thou my Wisdom, and thou my true Word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

3. Great God of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
Darcy McCready, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series                                          
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor
Notes: the Beatitudes

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: “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord”
Craig Courtney, composer
Taylor White, trumpet
Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director

*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: “To God Be the Glory” refrain
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son
and give him the glory, great things he has done!

*Postlude:  “God of Grace”
Paul Manz, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 1.29.23


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.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

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
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 1.22.23

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
O 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

Ooh
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
O 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
Oh come

 

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 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

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

 

Heart of God

I know you’re hurtin’, I can see it in your eyes
So pull back the curtain and take off your disguise
Whoever told you, you ain’t worth the fight
The cross tells a story that’ll change your mind

‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are
And there’s only love in the heart of God

Come, prodigal children, it’s never too late
Run home to the Father, let Him clothe you with grace
And bury your burdens, break free from your fear
Step out of the shadows, there’s no judgment here

There’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are
And there’s only love in the heart of God

No, He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Writin’ you off, leavin’ you lost
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Wishin’ He’d never went to that cross
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Writin’ you off, leavin’ you lost
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
He went to that cross, He went to that cross

‘Cause He loves you so much
Ooh-ooh, yeah

There’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
He makes beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God (heart of God)

No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God (heart of God)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God

 

Crowded Table

You can hold my hand
When you need to let go
I can be your mountain
When you’re feeling valley-low
I can be your streetlight
Showing you the way home
You can hold my hand
When you need to let go

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed
Plant a little happiness
Let the roots run deep
If it’s love that we give
Then it’s love that we reap
If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed

Yeah I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

The door is always open
Your picture’s on my wall
Everyone’s a little broken
And everyone belongs
Yeah, everyone belongs

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done
And bring us back together when the day is done

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
January 22, 2023 | 11:00 am

“Holy Humility”
Matthew 4:1-11

Rev. Samuel Macias, Associate Pastor preaching
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Lance Marshal, Senior Pastor

Prelude: “Make Me An Instrument” (Prayer of St. Francis)
David Grant, composer
Crossroad Singers

*Call to Worship
One: No matter how far we wander from You, O God,
All: Your steadfast love finds us.
One: No matter how unjust the world seems to us, O God,
All: Your steadfast righteousness sustains us.
One: No matter how vulnerable our lives seem to us, O God,
All: Your steadfast presence gives us hope.
One: No matter how unloved and uncared for we feel, O God,
All: You hear our cries and answer our prayers.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

*Hymn 154: “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (vv. 1, 2, 4, & 6)
1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
ye ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.

4. Let every kindred, every tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.

6. O that with yonder sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown him Lord of all.

*Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. 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
Monroe Mae Earnest, daughter of Margaret and Sage Earnest

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 Monroe Mae, 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 396: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
1. O Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me,
my Master and my friend.
I shall not fear the battle
if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway
if thou wilt be my guide.

2. O let me feel thee near me!
The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle,
the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me,
around me and within;
but Jesus, draw thou nearer,
and shield my soul from sin.

3. O let me hear thee speaking
in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion,
the murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me,
to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
thou guardian of my soul.

4. O Jesus, thou hast promised
to all who follow thee
that where thou art in glory
there shall thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow,
my Master and my Friend.

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11
Melody Shepherd, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: Holy Humility
Rev. Samuel Macias, Associate Pastor

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Offertory: “Jesus Fasted Forty Days”
David Grant, composer

*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: “To God Be the Glory” refrain
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son
and give him the glory, great things he has done!

*Postlude: “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
David Blackwell, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 1.22.23


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.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

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
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 1.15.23

The Gathering Lyrics

Child of Love

I was walking the wayside
Lost on a lonely road
I was chasing the high life
Tryna satisfy my soul

All the lies I believed in
Left me crying like the rain
Then I saw lightning from Heaven
And I’ve never been the same

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I’ve felt the sting of the fire
But I saw You in the flames
Just when I thought it was over
You broke me out of the grave

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I am a child of love, yeah, oh
I am a child of love

Nothing can change the way
You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You
Yes I do
Nothing can separate

Nothing can change the way
You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You
Yes I do
Nothing can separate

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I am a child of love

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love, oh yeah

Yeah, I am a child of love
I am a child of love

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

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

O Come to The Altar

Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well?
Jesus is calling

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today, there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes, a new life is born
Jesus is calling (oh, oh)

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Savior
What a Savior

Oh, what a Savior
Isn’t He wonderful?
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen
Bow down before Him
For He is Lord of all
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen

Oh, what a Savior
Isn’t He wonderful?
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen
Bow down before Him
For He is Lord of all
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ (oh-oh)

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
January 15, 2023 | 11:00 am

“Baptism of the Lord”
Matthew 3:1-17
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

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

Prelude: “Beautiful Savior” (Fairest Lord Jesus)
Dale Wood, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
One: Today we celebrate a special baptism; the baptism of Jesus of Nazareth. God says: Look! See my chosen servant, the One in whom I utterly delight;
All: I have placed my Spirit on him, he will bring true justice to the nations.
One: When Jesus was baptized, the heavens opened up, and Spirit came down like a dove; and there was a voice from heaven saying:
All: “This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am delighted.”
One: The joy of the Lord be with you all.
All: And also with you. Amen.

*Hymn 203: “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”
1. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

2. He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.

3. He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth.
Before him, on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

4. To him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend;
his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his name shall stand forever;
that name to us is love.

*Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. 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

Dylan Anthony Dodson and Landon Louis Dodson,
sons of Tiffanie and Andrew Dodson

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 Dylan Anthony and Landon Louis, 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 384: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Scripture: Matthew 3:1-17
Betsy Alexander, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Baptism of the Lord
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Offertory: “Down to the River to Pray”
Sheldon Curry, arranger
Choral Union
Courtney Patten, Jayme Vaughn-Linebarger, Avary Vaughn, 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: “To God Be the Glory” refrain
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son
and give him the glory, great things he has done!

*Postlude: “To God Be the Glory”
Jack Schrader, arranger

 

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 1.15.23


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.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

The Sanctuary flowers are given in loving memory of Patty Grubb by Larry Grubb, Leticia & Robert Martin, and Cindy & Warren Stroud.

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
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 1.8.23

The Gathering Lyrics

Child of Love

I was walking the wayside
Lost on a lonely road
I was chasing the high life
Tryna satisfy my soul

All the lies I believed in
Left me crying like the rain
Then I saw lightning from Heaven
And I’ve never been the same

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I’ve felt the sting of the fire
But I saw You in the flames
Just when I thought it was over
You broke me out of the grave

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love

I am a child of love, yeah, oh
I am a child of love

Nothing can change the way
You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You
Yes I do
Nothing can separate

Nothing can change the way
You love me
Nothing can change the way
I belong to You
Yes I do
Nothing can separate

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I am a child of love

I’m gonna climb a mountain
I’m gonna shout about it
I am a child of love
I found a world of freedom
I found a friend in Jesus
I am a child of love, oh yeah

Yeah, I am a child of love
I am a child of love

 

Honey in the Rock

There’s honey in the rock, water in the stone
Manna on the ground, no matter where I go
I don’t need to worry now that I know
Everything I need You’ve got
There’s honey in the rock

Praying for a miracle
Thirsty for the living well
Only You can satisfy
Sweetness at the mercy seat
Now I’ve tasted, it’s not hard to see
Only You can satisfy

There’s honey in the rock
There’s honey in the rock
There’s honey in the rock
There’s honey in the rock
Yeah

Freedom whеre the Spirit is
Bounty in the wildеrness
You will always satisfy, yeah

There’s honey in the rock, water in the stone
Manna on the ground, no matter where I go
I don’t need to worry now that I know
Everything I need You’ve got

There’s honey in the rock, purpose in Your plan
Power in the blood, healing in Your hands
Started flowing when You said it is done
Everything You did’s enough

I keep looking, I keep finding
You keep giving, keep providing
I have all that I need
You are all that I need
I keep praying, You keep moving
I keep praising, You keep proving
I have all that I need
You are all that I need

I keep looking, I keep finding
You keep giving, keep providing
I have all that I need
You are all that I need
I keep praying, You keep moving
I keep praising, You keep proving
I have all that I need
You are all that I need
I have all that I need
You are all that I need, yeah

There’s honey in the rock, water in the stone
Manna on the ground, no matter where I go
I don’t need to worry now that I know (I know)
Everything I need You’ve got

There’s honey in the rock, purpose in Your plan
Power in the blood, healing in Your hands
Started flowing when You said it is done (Jesus)
Jesus, who You are is enough

There’s honey in the rock, ooh
(There’s honey in the rock, ooh)
There’s honey in the rock, ooh
(There’s honey in the rock)

Oh, how sweet, how sweet it is
To trust in You Jesus
Oh, how sweet, how sweet it is
To trust in You Jesus
Oh, how sweet, how sweet it is
To trust in You Jesus

 

How Many Kings

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we’ve projected
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother’s shawl
Just a child
Is this who we’ve waited for?

‘Cause how many kings step down from their thrones
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross He will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we’ve waited for?

How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me

Oh, all for me, oh
All for me, all for you
All for me, all for you
All for me, all for you
All for me, all for you

How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least?
How many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me

All for me, all for you

Crowded Table

You can hold my hand
When you need to let go
I can be your mountain
When you’re feeling valley-low
I can be your streetlight
Showing you the way home
You can hold my hand
When you need to let go

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed
Plant a little happiness
Let the roots run deep
If it’s love that we give
Then it’s love that we reap
If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed

Yeah I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

The door is always open
Your picture’s on my wall
Everyone’s a little broken
And everyone belongs
Yeah, everyone belongs

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done
And bring us back together when the day is done

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
January 8, 2023 | 11:00 am

“Epiphany Sunday”
Matthew 2:1-12
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Sam Macias, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “What Star Is This?” (Puer Nobis)
Franklin Ritter, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist
Acolyte: Sarah Mitchell

*Call to Worship
One: People of God, arise, shine, for your light has come!
All: The light of Christ has come into the world.
One: We will follow the light–when it shines brightly in the night sky;
when it glows dimly on the horizon.
All: We will follow the light – and when we see the Christ child,
may our hearts be overwhelmed with joy.
One: When our journey brings us, finally, to the heart of God,
All: May our hands open in generous sharing; may our mouths open in generous praise. Amen.

*Hymn 245: “The First Noel”
1. The first Noel the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.

2. They looked up and saw a star
shining in the east, beyond them far;
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night.

(Refrain)

3. And by the light of that same star
three Wise Men came from country far;
to seek for a king was their intent,
and to follow the star wherever it went. [Refrain]

4. This star drew nigh to the northwest,
o’er Bethlehem it took its rest;
and there it did both stop and stay,
right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]

5 Then entered in those Wise Men three,
full reverently upon the knee,
and offered there, in his presence,
their gold and myrrh and frankincense. [Refrain]

*Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. 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
Kohen Charles Taylor, son of Morgan and Kodey Taylor

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 Kohen Charles, 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 250: “Once in Royal David’s City” (vs. 1, 2, and 4)
1. Once in royal David’s city
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for his bed;
Mary, loving mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little child.

2. He came down to earth from heaven
who is God and Lord of all,
and his shelter was a stable,
and his cradle was a stall.
With the poor, the scorned, the lowly
lived on earth our Savior holy.

4. And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love;
for that child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heaven above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Kevin Walters, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Epiphany Sunday
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Offertory: “We Three Kings”
Darmon Meader, arranger
Adoramus Chamber Choir
Alison Haygood, 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: “The First Noel” refrain
Noel, Noel! Noel, Noel! Born is the King of Israel!

*Postlude: “O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright”
(Wie Schӧn Leuchtet)
Jacob B. Weber, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 1.8.22


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.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

The Poinsettias in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

Percussionists:
Sleigh Bells: Jeanne Cochran
Surdo Drum (Low Tom): Wes Griffin
Triangle: Robert Winkle
Shaker: Zach Haygood
Tambourine: Dan Darr
Snare Drum: Chris Dorrell
Hand Claps: Peggy Graff

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
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 1.1.23

Combined Service Lyrics

O Come All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels

Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Christ, the Lord

Sing choirs of angels, sing it exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of Heaven above
Glory to God, glory in the highest

Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Christ, the Lord, the Lord, yeah
Christ, the Lord

Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels

Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him

Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh, Christ the Lord, the Lord, yeah
Christ, the Lord, Christ, the Lord

 

All My Hope

I’ve been held by the Saviour
I’ve felt fire from above
I’ve been down to the river
I ain’t the same, a prodigal returned

All my hope is in Jesus
Thank God that yesterday’s gone
And all my sins are forgiven
And I’ve been washed by the blood

I’m no stranger to the prison
I’ve worn shackles and chains
But I’ve been freed and forgiven
Yes, I have
I’m not going back, I’ll never be the same
That’s why I sing

All my hope is in Jesus
Thank God, my yesterday’s gone
All my sins are forgiven (forgiven)
I’ve been washed by the blood

And there’s a kind of thing that just breaks a man
Break him down to his knees (oh, yeah, Lord)
God, I’ve been broken more than a time or two, yes, Lord
Then He picked me up (picked me up)
And showed me what it means to be a man
Come on and sing

All my hope is in Jesus
Thank God my yesterday’s gone (gone)
Yes, all my sins are forgiven (forgiven)
I’ve been washed by the blood

Come on and sing
All my hope is in Jesus
Thank God my yesterday’s gone
Yes, all my sins are forgiven (all my sins are forgiven)
Oh, I’ve been washed by the blood

 

Come Thou Fount

Verse 1

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

Verse 2

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

Verse 3

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

 

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)

Worship Bulletin 12.25.22

Combined Service Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
December 25, 2022 | 11:00 am

Sermon Series
“The Angels of Christmas”
John 1:1-5
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor
Rev. Tom McDermott, Associate Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Thomas Williams, Director of Music

Prelude: “Once in Royal David’s City”
J. Gauntlett/arr. Ian Mulder
Izzy Pratt, flute
Peggy Graff, piano

*Call to Worship
Rev. Tom McDermott, Associate Pastor
One: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
All: those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
One: We have seen the Light of God’s gracious love.
All: The true light, which enlightens everyone,
was coming into the world
One: And the Word became flesh and lived among us,
All: and we have seen the glory of God’s son,
full of grace and truth.

*Hymn 246: “Joy to the World”
1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

2. Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ;
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3. No more let sins and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found,
far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.

4. He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love.

*Affirmation of Faith 881
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. 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 224: “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”
1 Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give ye heed to what we say:
News, news!
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today,
Christ is born today!

2 Good Christian friends, rejoice,
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye hear of endless bliss:
News, news!
Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened heaven’s door,
and ye are blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this,
Christ was born for this!

3 Good Christian friends, rejoice,
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye need not fear the grave:
News, news!
Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save,
Christ was born to save!

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

Sermon: Reflecting Light
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Offertory: “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”
Traditional English Carol/arr. Lani Smith

*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 the light of Christ in the world.
One: May grace, peace, hope, love, and joy forever accompany you. Amen.

*Congregational Benediction: “Where is the Light”
Peter Mayer, composer

*Postlude: “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”
Wilbur Held, arranger

 

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 12.25.22


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.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

The Poinsettias in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

If you are a guest today and would like more information about our church please contact Lisa Helm (lhelm@myfumc.org).

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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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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!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Bulletin

Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
December 24, 2022 | 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 pm

Sermon Series
“The Angels of Christmas”
Luke 2:8-20

Rev. Lance Marshall, 7:00 & 9:00
Senior Pastor

Matt Britt, 11:00
Director of Youth Ministries

Pre-service Music (6:40 pm, 8:40 pm, 10:40 pm)
DFW Brass
Peggy Graff, organ

Welcome
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor (7:00)
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor (9:00 & 11:00)

*Call to Worship
One: God is telling a story in our lives. It’s quite a story-
All: full of the promises God makes
One: full of mystery and angels with surprising news;
All: full of hard endings and unexpected new beginnings.
One: Come, hear the story, pay attention to the angels’ message
in your heart in this place and time. For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
All: He is named Emmanuel: God with us.
Joy to the World! Amen.

*Hymn 234: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
1. O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

Refrain:
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

2. True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

(Refrain)

3. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

(Refrain)

4. See how the shepherds, summoned to his cradle,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
we too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;
(Refrain)

5. Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
we would embrace thee with love and awe.
Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?

(Refrain)

6. Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:

(Refrain)

Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Rev. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, PhD, Associate Pastor (7:00)
Rev. Samuel Macias, Associate Pastor (9:00 & 11:00)

*Hymn 238: “Angels We Have Heard on High”

Announcements
Rev. Linda McDermott, Associate Pastor (7:00)
Rev. Brenda Brooks-Alexander, Associate Pastor (9:00 & 11:00)

Offertory: “Almost There” (7:00)
Heather Sorenson, arranger
Cornerstone Youth Choir, Parents, and Alumni
Mark Burrows, director

“All Is Well” (9:00 & 11:00)
Lloyd Larson, arranger
Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director

Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Angels of Christmas
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor (7:00 & 9:00)
Matt Britt, Director of Youth Ministries (11;00)
Note: The angels and the shepherds

Solo: “O Holy Night” (11:00)
Alison Haygood, soprano

Pastoral Prayer

Service of Holy Communion

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

Congregational Carols During Communion

219 What Child Is This (verses 1 and 3)

230 O Little Town of Bethlehem

217 Away in a Manger

To light your candle, please hold it horizontally so that a vertically held lit candle can light yours. (Lit candles should always be held upright.)
Candles will be extinguished before the benediction.

*Hymn 239: “Silent Night”
1. Silent night, holy night,
all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin
mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.

1. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht!
Alles schläft, einsam wacht
nur das traute hochheilige Paar,
Holder Knabe mit lockigem Haar,
schlaf im himmlischer Ruh,
schlaf im himmlischer Ruh.

2. Silent night, holy night,
shepherds quake at the sight;
glories stream from heaven afar,
heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

3. Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light;
radiant beams from thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

4. Silent night, holy night,
wondrous star, lend thy light;
with the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King;
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born!

*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.

*Hymn 246: “Joy to the World” (11:00)
1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

2. Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ;
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3. No more let sins and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found,
far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.

4. He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love.

**Please extinguish your candle as you exit and return it to one of the baskets at each door.**

DFW Brass personnel:
Trumpets: Dr. Lacey Phelps, Mr. Adam Miller, Mr. David Torres
Horn: Dr. Heather Suchodolski
Trombone: Mr. Steve Peterson
Tuba: Dr. Carl Kleinsteuber
Percussion: Mr. Matthew Siegel

 

Download Worship Bulletin 12.24.22


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.

In addition to your regular contribution, every one dollar ($1) bill placed in the offering plate during the month of December will support the food bank.

The Poinsettias in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

The flowers in the Narthex are in loving memory of Velma & C.M. Russey and Joan & Gordon Kelly from Paige & Bob Russey and families.

The flowers in Wesley Hall are given in honor of Dr. Lamar Smith by Paige & Bob Russey.

Join us in Wesley Hall after the service for refreshments and opportunities to take a picture with the Chrismon tree.

If you are a guest today and would like more information about our church please contact Lisa Helm (lhelm@myfumc.org)

Carolers in the Garden: Alison Haygood, Courtney Patton, Avary Vaughn, Andy Zapata, Aaron Vaught

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
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 12.18.22

The Gathering Lyrics

What A Glorious Night

The shepherds came to
See the baby
Stood by his mother’s side
Here laid the Savior
Inside a manger
Oh what a glorious night
Oh what a glorious night 

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born
Yeah 

The shepherds wondered
They couldn’t hide it
Told everyone in sight
All were amazed
When they heard how
God came down on the glorious night
God came down on this glorious night 

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
Jesus Christ is born
Yeah 

Glorious
Glorious
What a Glorious night 

Glorious
Glorious
What a Glorious night 

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born 

I hear the angels singing halleluiah
Let the earth receive her king
I know that love has come
Singing it out
Jesus Christ is born
I heard that Jesus Christ is born
Yeah Yeah Yeah 

All is calm now
All is quiet
A Star shining in the sky
Below in Bethlehem
The king is sleeping
Oh What a Glorious Night
Oh What a Glorious Night  

 

Angels We Have Heard On High

 Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains 

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo 

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song 

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo 

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ our Lord, the newborn King 

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo 

 

Love Came Down at Christmas

Love came down at Christmas
Love, a lovely love divine
Love was born at Christmas
Stars and angels gave the sign 

Love came down at Christmas
Love, a lovely love divine
Love was born at Christmas
Stars and angels gave the sign 

Love will be our token
Love be yours, and love be mine
Love from God to all of us
Love for plea and gift a sign 

 

God Really Loves Us

 I’ve got a friend
Closer than a brother
There is no judgement
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 

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
December 18, 2022 | 11:00 am

Sermon Series
“The Angels of Christmas”
Matthew 1:1-17
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Angels We Have Heard on High”
Cynthia Dobrinski, arranger
Fifth Street Bells
Peggy Graff, organ
Thomas Williams, director
Acolytes: Liam Hernandez

Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Anderson family

*Call to Worship
Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez, PhD, Associate Pastor
One: May the joy of the advent season with its message of mighty love be with you all!
All: And also with you!
One: Let us worship and celebrate the season of Advent.
All: Glory to God! Amen.

*Hymn 234: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
1. O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

Refrain:
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

2. True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

(Refrain)

3. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

(Refrain)

4. See how the shepherds, summoned to his cradle,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
we too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

(Refrain)

5. Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
we would embrace thee with love and awe.
Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?

(Refrain)

6. Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:

(Refrain)

*Affirmation of Faith 881
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of
God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge
the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*universal

*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 220: “Angels From the Realms of Glory” (vv 1 & 2)
1 Angels from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
ye who sang creation’s story
now proclaim Messiah’s birth:

Refrain:
Come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn king.

2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
yonder shines the infant light:

[Refrain]

Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17
Jennifer Bond, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series:
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor
Note: Angels and Joseph

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: “Still, Still, Still”
Sandra Gay, arranger
Elaine Johnson and Thomas Williams

*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.

 Musical Benediction: “Carol of the Bells”
Kevin McChesney, arranger

*Postlude: “Ding Dong! Merrily on High”
French Carol/Robert Lau, arranger

 

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 12.18.22


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 December will support the food bank.

The Poinsettias in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

Fifth Street Bells: Jeanne Cochran, Mathew Roth, Alison Haygood, Lynn Tedford, Elaine Johnson, Avary Vaughn, Meredith Ball, Cat Milus, Jayme Vaughn-Linebarger, Melody Shephard, and Taylor White

Trumpet: Taylor White
Piano: Alison Beck
Timpani: Chris Dorrell

Stay Connected

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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 12.11.22

The Gathering Lyrics

Make Room

A family hiding from the storm
Found no place at the keeper’s door
It was for this a Child was born
To save a world so cold and hollow 

The sleeping town, they did not know
That lying in a manger low
A Savior King who had no home
Has come to heal our sorrows 

Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story? 

Shepherds counting sheep at night
Do not fear the glory light
You are precious in His sight
God has come to raise the lowly 

Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story? 

You can come as you are
But it may set you apart
When you make room in your heart
And trade your dreams for His glory
Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart 

Mother holds the promise tight
Every wrong will be made right
The road is straight, the burden’s light
For in His hands, He holds tomorrow 

Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart?
Is there room in your heart
For God to write His story? 

You can come as you are
But it may set you apart
When you make room in your heart
And trade your dreams for His glory
Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart 

Make room in your heart
Make room in your heart 

 

Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)

Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room
And Saints and angels sing
And Saints and angels sing
And Saints and Saints and angels sing 

Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns
Let Saints their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, Repeat, the sounding joy 

Joy to the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders of His love 

No more will sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He’ll come and make the blessings flow
Far as the curse was found,
Far as the curse was found,
Far as, far as the curse was found. 

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And gives to nations proof
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love;
And wonders of His love;
And wonders, wonders of His love. 

Rejoice! Rejoice in the Most High,
While Israel spreads abroad
Like stars that glitter in the sky,
And ever worship God,
And ever worship God,
And ever, and ever worship God. 

 

God With Us

You’ve come
To bring peace
To be love
To be nearer to us 

You’ve come
To bring life
To be light
To shine brighter in us
Oh Emmanuel
God with us 

Our Deliverer
You are Savior
In Your presence we find our strength 

Over everything
Our redemption
God with us
You are God with us 

You’ve come
To be hope
To this world
For Your honor and name 

You’ve come
To take sin
To bear shame
And to conquer the grave 

You are here and
You are holy
We are standing
In Your glory (Lord) 

 

Heart of God

I know you’re hurtin’, I can see it in your eyes
So pull back the curtain and take off your disguise
Whoever told you, you ain’t worth the fight
The cross tells a story that’ll change your mind 

‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are
And there’s only love in the heart of God 

Come, prodigal children, it’s never too late
Run home to the Father, let Him clothe you with grace
And bury your burdens, break free from your fear
Step out of the shadows, there’s no judgment here 

There’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are
And there’s only love in the heart of God 

No, He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Writin’ you off, leavin’ you lost
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Wishin’ He’d never went to that cross
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
Writin’ you off, leavin’ you lost
He’s not sittin’ there shakin’ His head
He went to that cross, He went to that cross 

‘Cause He loves you so much
Ooh-ooh, yeah 

There’s only love in the heart of God
No room for shame in His open arms
He makes beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God (heart of God) 

No room for shame in His open arms
There’s beauty from ashes, so come as you are (come as you are)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God (heart of God)
‘Cause there’s only love in the heart of God 

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
December 11, 2022 | 11:00 am

Sermon Series
“The Angels of Christmas”
Luke 1:26-38
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Rev. Brenda Brooks Alexander, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Dan Forrest, arranger
Peggy Graff and Alison Beck, piano
Festival Orchestra
Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director
Acolyte: Sarah Mitchell

Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Barkley family

*Call to Worship
One: May the joy of the advent season with its message of mighty joy be with you all!
All: And also with you!
One: Let us worship and celebrate the season of Advent.
All: Glory to God! Amen.

*Hymn 245: “The First Noel”

*Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who what conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. 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
Anthem: “Love’s Pure Light”
Michael John Trotta, arranger

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
Rev. Samuel Macias, Associate Pastor
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Angels of Christmas
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor
The Angels and Mary

 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: “See, Amid the Winter Snow”
Dan Forrest, arranger

*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.

Choral Benediction: “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
Craig Courtney, arranger

Postlude: Toccata on “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”
Gilbert M. Martin, arranger
Peggy Graff, organ

 

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 12.11.22


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 December will support the food bank.

The Poinsettias in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Violin I, Jen Betz; Violin II, Molly Baer; Viola, Dan Sigale; Cello, Keira Fullerton, Oboe, Elise Belk; French Horn, Ben Carroll; Trumpets, Kyle Sherman and Cody McClarty; Trombones, Christian Paarup and Tony Baker; Tuba, Jarrod Robertson; Percussion, Bill Klymus and Nate Collins; Contractor – Debbie Brooks

Stay Connected

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

Worship with us Online
Sunday Mornings
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 12.4.22

Traditional Worship Bulletin

Traditional Service
December 4, 2022 | 11:00 am

Sermon Series
“The Angels of Christmas”
Luke 1:5-20
Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Pastor

Welcome and Announcements
Dr. Mike Marshall, Associate Pastor

Prelude: “Angels We Have Heard on High”
Dale Wood, arranger
Peggy Graff, organist

*Call to Worship
One: May the joy of the advent season with its message of mighty peace be with you all!
All: And also with you!
One: Let us worship and celebrate the season of Advent.
All: Glory to God! Amen.

Children’s Pageant
“Mister Mark” Burrows, Director of Children’s Ministries
Part 1 – Jesus is Born
#230 O Little Town of Bethlehem, verse 1

Part 2 – The Angels Announce the Good News
#240 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, verse 1

Part 3 – The Shepherds and Sheep Run to the Manger
#234 O Come All Ye Faithful, verse 1

Part 4 – A Visit from the Wise Men
#254 We Three Kings, verse 1

Part 5 – Savior of the World
#217 Away in a Manger

Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Brendan, Darcy, and Kellan McCready

*Hymn 213: “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
behold, the King of glory waits;
the King of kings is drawing near;
the Savior of the world is here!

Fling wide the portals of your heart;
make it a temple, set apart
from earthly use for heaven’s employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

Redeemer, come, with us abide;
our hearts to thee we open wide;
let us thy inner presence feel;
thy grace and love in us reveal.

Thy Holy Spirit lead us on
until our glorious goal is won;
eternal praise, eternal fame
be offered, Savior, to thy name!

*Affirmation of Faith 881
Rev. Phyllis Barren, Associate Pastor
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who what conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*Gloria Patri 70
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

**Please be seated

Scripture: Luke 1:5-20
Joy Brandon, lay reader
God speaks to us through the reading of scripture.
Thanks be to God.

Sermon Series: The Angels of Christmas
Rev. Lance Marshall, Senior Pastor
Note: Gabriel and Zechariah

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: “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” (from Gloria, RV 589)
Antonio Vivaldi, composer
Choral Union
Thomas Williams, director

*Doxology 95
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*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.

*Choral Benediction: “Hark! The Herald Angel Sing/
Jesus, the light of the World.”

*Postlude: “Wachet Auf”  (Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying)
Helmut Walcha, arranger

Download Traditional Worship Bulletin 12.4.22


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 October will support the clothing bank.

The Poinsettias in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Smith.

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
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!

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