Fruitland United Methodist Church
July 31, 2022
Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
* Call to Worship
* Calling Song: "Lift High the Cross” UMH 159 (Verses 1 and 2)
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.
Come, Christians, follow this triumphant sign.
The hosts of God in unity combine. [Refrain]
Each newborn servant of the Crucified
bears on the brow the seal of him who died. [Refrain]
*Responsive Reading Psalm 107: 1-9 UM Hymnal page 830
Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose steadfast love endures forever!
People: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom the Lord has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
Leader: Some wandered in the desert wastes, finding no way to a city in which to dwell;
People: hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
Leader: Then in their trouble, they cried to the Lord, who delivered them from their distress,
People: and led them by a straight way, till they reached a city in which to dwell.
Leader: Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
People: For the Lord satisfies those who are thirsty, And fills the hungry with good things.
Father, I confess that I worry about many things, rather than trusting Your Word implicitly. Help me to learn to cast all my cares upon You, day by day and moment by moment. As each worry and concern forms in my mind, I pray that I would take that thought captive to Christ. I pray that with Your help, I will look to You and hand over my anxious thoughts to You, knowing that You have promised to carry me through all of life’s difficulties and provide for the needs of me and my family. Thank You for Your goodness and grace. I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Lay Report from the Annual Conference Leona Whitcomb
Scripture Reading: Luke 12: 13-21 (Pew Bible - Page 1617)
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” UMH #213
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates;
behold, the King of glory waits;
the King of kings is drawing near;
the Savior of the world is here!
Fling wide the portals of your heart;
make it a temple, set apart
from earthly use for heaven's employ,
adorned with prayer and love and joy.
Redeemer, come, with us abide;
our hearts to thee we open wide;
let us thy inner presence feel;
thy grace and love in us reveal.
Thy Holy Spirit lead us on
until our glorious goal is won;
eternal praise, eternal fame
be offered, Savior, to thy name!
We Offer Our Gifts
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” UMH #95
Praise God, from whom all blessing flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Young People's Moment
Message “God Provides the Meaning of Life”
*Hymn “Be Though My Vision” UMH #451
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my Wisdom, and thou my true Word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I thy true son,
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.
High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
"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)
Thank you for worshiping with us today!
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