Fruitland United Methodist Church
January 22, 2023
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
-Preparing our hearts and souls for worship-
Welcome and Announcements
* Call to Worship - “Come, Christians Join To Sing” UMH #158
*Responsive Reading - Psalm: 27 1, 4-9 UMH Page 758
Scripture Reading - Matthew 4: 12-23 Pew Bible – Page 1500
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Welcoming New Members – Jeff and Leslie Ward
Young People’s Moment
Hymn “Close To Thee” UMH #407
We Offer Our Gifts
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” UMH #95
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Message “Following the Lord” - Pastor Clynton Easley
*Hymn “Faith, While Trees Are Still In Blossom” UMH #508
“Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” vs 1 UMH #664
Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,
The people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The service is ended, O now be extended
the fruits of our worship in all who believe.
The seed of the teaching, receptive souls reaching,
Shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, and love shall unite us
To work for God’s kingdom and answer the call.
Postlude (Please be seated)
- Symbolically taking the light into the World -
Thank you for worshiping with us today!