Fruitland United Methodist Church
October 9, 2022
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
-Preparing our hearts and souls for worship
Welcome and Announcements - Pastor
* Call to Worship – “All People than on Earth Do Dwell” UMH #75 (verses 1-2)
All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell;
come ye before him and rejoice.
Know that the Lord is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.
*Responsive Reading - Liturgist
Psalm: 66 UMH Page 790
Prayer of Invocation:
Heavenly Father, thank you for the constant love and care you give to each and every one of us. It is through this constant care that we know that no matter where we go in our lives, you are always there with us along the way and when we reach our destination. Even if the people that surround us do not believe or hear your word, you are with us due to your unending love. In Jesus’s name we pray, Amen.
Scripture Reading - Liturgist
Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7 Pew Bible – Page 1221
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Young People’s Moment - Pastor
Hymn “My Faith Looks Up To Thee” UMH # 452
My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
be wholly thine!
May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart,
my zeal inspire!
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be,
a living fire!
While life's dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide;
bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow's tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.
When ends life's transient dream,
when death's cold, sullen stream
shall o'er me roll;
blest Savior, then in love,
fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
a ransomed soul!
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 “Home Is Where The Lord Is” - Pastor
*Hymn “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” UMH #694
Come, ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide
for our wants to be supplied;
come to God's own temple, come,
raise the song of harvest home.
All the world is God's own field,
fruit as praise to God we yield;
wheat and tares together sown
are to joy or sorrow grown;
first the blade and then the ear,
then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we
wholesome grain and pure may be.
For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home;
from the field shall in that day
all offenses purge away,
giving angels charge at last
in the fire the tares to cast;
but the fruitful ears to store
in the garner evermore.
Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home;
gather thou thy people in,
free from sorrow, free from sin,
there, forever purified,
in thy presence to abide;
come, with all thine angels, come,
raise the glorious harvest home.
“God Be with You till We Meet Again” UMH #672
God be with you till we meet again;
By his counsels guide, uphold you,
with his sheep securely fold you;
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet,
till we meet at Jesus' feet;
till we meet, till we meet,
Postlude (Please be seated)
- Symbolically taking the light into the World -
Thank you for worshiping with us today!