Fruitland United Methodist Church
Aug 1, 2021 – 9:00 A.M.
Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
*CALL TO WORSHIP
In our lives Lord, be glorified, be glorified.
In our lives Lord, be glorified today.
In our homes Lord...
In our church Lord...
In your world Lord...
Responsive Reading Psalm 51:1-2 and 10-11
Leader: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great
compassion blot out my transgressions.
People: Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Leader: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
People: Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
All: Restore unto me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
Heavenly Father, In this hour, and at least some of the hours to come, mute the distractions that clamor for our attention. Move among us, stir in our midst, to lighten the burdens we cling to so that we may be more bold and imaginative in our service to you.
We pray in the name of Jesus Crist our Lord. Amen.
Chorus “They’ll Know We Are Christians” TFWS #2223
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,
we are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,
and we pray that all unity may one day be restored.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love;
yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.
We will work with each other, we will work side by side,
we will work with each other, we will work side by side
and we’ll guard human dignity and save human pride: (Chorus)
All praise to the Father, from whom all things come,
And all praise to Christ Jesus, God’s only Son,
And all praise to the Spirit, who makes us one: (Chorus)
Old Testament Reading - Exodus 16: 2-4 and 9-15
Gospel Reading - John 6: 24-35
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Sermon: "Joined and Held Together" Ephesians 4: 1-16
The Communion Service
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe 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, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Commitment Hymn “The Church’s One Foundation” UMH #545
The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is his new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.
Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of our war,
We wait the consummation of peace forevermore;
Till with the vision glorious our longing eyes are blest,
And the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.
We now on earth have union with God the Three in One,
And share through faith communion with those whose rest is won.
Oh, happy ones, and holy! Lord, give us grace that we
Like them, the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee.
Our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.
Let us confess our sin before God and one another.
Prayer of Confession and Pardon
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
Our faith has been tested and we have stumbled.
Our feet have strayed from the path of Christ and we have wandered from you.
We have put our faith in the loud voices of this world, ignoring your whispers.
Forgive us, we pray.
We do want to follow Jesus, the Christ, in whose name we pray.
Hear the good news;
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. That proves God’s love for us.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Strengthen us in mind, body and soul for the days ahead.
May your Spirit fill us as we live and pray in Jesus’ name. men.
Bread and Cup
Please exit through the front door. We will stand in a circle, be served, and partake together.
Closing Chorus “Bind Us Together” TFWS #2226
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love.
There is only one God, there is only one King;
There is only one body, that is why we sing.
May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
Thank you for Worshiping with us today!
(CCLI License #1552544)
Thank you Kay and Larry Haley, for today’s beautiful altar flowers.
The east parking lot will be seal coated on Friday, August 6th. The lot will be open for church on
Sunday, August 8th.