Fruitland United Methodist Church
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 2, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Welcoming the Light of Christ and inviting the neighborhood to worship
CALL TO WORSHIP
Calling Song "Give Thanks" TFWS #2036
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One,
give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. (repeat)
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”;
let the poor say, “I am rich
because of what the Lord has done for us. (repeat)
Responsive Reading from Psalm 22
Leader: All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
People: and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.
Dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.
Leader: I shall live for him.
All: Future generations will be told about the Lord and proclaim his
deliverance to people yet unborn.
Fill our hearts with trust in you so that by day and through each night, at all times and in all seasons,
we may without fear, give all that we have and all we hope to be to your care.
Thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen
Gospel Reading - John 15:1-8
New Testament Reading - 1 John 4:7-11
God’s Word for God’s People. Thanks be to God!
Offering Our Gifts and Tithes
Unison Offering Prayer
Heavenly Father, This season of green fields and planted seeds reminds us of your creative power and amazing grace.
We thank you for the gifts with which you have entrusted us. Help us use them well for your glory and our neighbor’s
good. We pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen
Message "Get Up and Go" Acts 8:26-40
*Commitment Hymn "Pass it On" UMH #572
It is only takes a spark to get a fare going,
and soon all those around
can warm up in its glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love
once you’ve experienced it;
you spread his love to everyone;
you want to pass it on.
I wish for you, my friend,
this happiness that I’ve found;
you can depend on him,
it matters not where you’re bound.
I’ll shout it from the mountaintop;
I want my world to know;
the Lord of love has come to me,
I want to pass it on.
Receiving New Members: Dan & Gloria Vanderpool and Bill & Roxie Tolbert
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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