Fruitland United Methodist Church
September 25, 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 - “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” UMH #103
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above
thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.
Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in light;
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render: O help us to see
'tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.
*Responsive Reading - Liturgist, Psalm: 124 UMH Page 846
* Prayer of Invocation - Liturgist
God, we have come here this morning to learn wisdom from your word, from your Holy Spirit, and from one another. We have come so that wisdom may call us out of the darkness and into the light.
We have come to have the deeper, richer, wisdom-filled life that you have promised to each of us.
O God, make us ready to hear the Words spoken to our hearts this morning. Call us to hear your
wisdom and grant us the courage to respond. Amen.
Scripture Reading - Liturgist
James 5:13-20 Pew Bible – Page 1885
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” UMH #500 (verses 1, 3-5)
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
and make me love thee as I ought to love.
Hast thou not bid me love thee, God and King?
All, all thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see thy cross; there teach my heart to cling.
O let me seek thee, and O let me find!
Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
teach me the struggles of the soul to bear.
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh,
teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
one holy passion filling all my frame;
the kindling of the heaven-descended Dove,
my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.
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.
Young People’s Moment - Pastor
Message “How To Pray” - Pastor
Hymn “This Is My Song” UMH #437
This is my song O God of all the nations
A song of peace for lands afar and mine
This is my home the country where my heart is
Here are my hopes my dreams my holy shrine
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine
My country's skies are bluer than the ocean
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine
But other lands have sunlight too and clover
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine
O hear my song Thou God of all nations
A song of peace for their land and for mine
This is my prayer O Lord of all earth's kingdoms
Thy kingdom come on earth Thy will be done
Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve Him
And hearts united learn to live as one
O hear my prayer Thou God of all nations
Myself I give Thee let Thy will be done
“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,
God be with you till we meet again.
Postlude (Please be seated)
- Symbolically taking the light into the World -
Thank you for worshiping with us today!
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