Fruitland United Methodist Church
May 9, 2021 – 9:00 A.M.
Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
CALL TO WORSHIP
Calling Song: All Things Bright and Beautiful UMH #147
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors, and made their tiny wings
RESPONSIVE READING: From Psalm 98
Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.
People: Make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,
Leader: with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn- shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
People: Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.
All: Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy.
Heavenly Father, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as we gather together to praise, worship and learn, we may hear, with joy, what you say to us today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Gospel Reading John 15: 9-17
New Testament Reading 1 John 5: 1-6
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Gracious God, Your love has been with your people since the world began. In gratitude, we bring these gifts to you now. Use them and us, so that others may come to know of your great generosity and endless love. Amen.
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
MESSAGE "Blessed by God" Philippians 4:4-9
*Commitment Hymn How Great Thou Art UMH #77
O Lord my God!
When I in awesome wonder
the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder,
they power throughout
the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul,
my Savior God to thee;
how great thou art,
how great thou art!
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!
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