Fruitland United Methodist Church
May 21, 2023
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
-Preparing our hearts and souls for worship-
Welcome and Announcements
* Call to Worship - “Psalm 47” UMH #781, 2x
*Responsive Reading - Psalm 47 UMH Page 781
Scripture Reading - Ephesians 1:15-23 Pew Bible – Page 1818
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Young People’s Moment - Pastor Mary Beth
*Hymn “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (V. 1,2, & 4) UMH #89
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;
Message “Luke 24:44-53 (CEB)” - Pastor Mary Beth
*Hymn “Christ is the World’s Light” UMH #188
“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!