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The sequence of Music, Lyrics & Scripture
May 9, 2021
May 9, 2021
Altar Flowers Given By:
To celebrate all mother’s on Mother’s Day by Rodney & Caroline Nichols.
“Change My Heart, Oh Lord”by Hayes
Piano, Kara Lynn Sprankle
Call to Worship
You are my God and I will give you thanks!
YOU ARE MY GOD, AND I WILL EXALT YOU!
Give thanks to the Lord for He alone is good.
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER, WE GIVE THANKS!
Let all Things Now Living
Lyrics by Katherine K. Davis, 1939;
Let all things now living, a song of thanksgiving.
To God the creator, triumphantly raise.
Who fashioned and made us, Protected and stayed us,
who still guides us on to the end of our days.
God’s banners are o’er us; His light goes before us
—a pillar of fire shining forth in the night
—Till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished,
As forward we travel from light into light.
His law He enforces; the stars in their courses And sun in its orbit obediently shine.
The hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains,
the deeps of the ocean proclaim Him divine.
We, too, should be voicing Our love and rejoicing;
with glad adoration a song let us raise
Till all things now living Unite in thanksgiving;
To God in the highest, Hosanna and praise!
Words by Henry Smith, 1978
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)
Lyrics by permission of CCLI #381254
Prayer / Lord’s Prayer
Scripture John 21:15-19
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”.
Find Us Faithful
Words by Jon Mohr, 1981
O may all who come behind us find us faithful;
May the fire of our devotion light their way,
May the footprints that we leave, Lead them to believe,
Christ United Methodist Church exists to bring people to a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ and to bring all believers to maturity in Christ through worship, study, training, and to place them in ministry both within and without the congregation.
Apart from the cross, the fish symbol is probably the most recognized symbol of Christian faith. It is found on cars, Bible covers, church logos, and more. When people ask about its meaning, I usually point out its Greek acronym as Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior. Taking the first letter from each word in that phrase, we have the Greek word for “fish” (icthus).
The fish symbol also reminds us of the signs of Jesus’ ministry. In John 21:13 at the Sea of Galilee Jesus performed His final miracle—Disciples would be left amazed, after fishing long hours without success, Jesus provided the best big fish story ever told, and it did not conclude with the one that got away!
During the following days of His disciple’s ministry, the church was heavily persecuted. Many would even die for practicing their faith. They would be forced to worship in secret. The location for a gathering of the church would be a fish symbol made by a foot on a dusty road or a carving etched on the outside of a house.
Today following Christ may not involve the levels of intense persecution, but the call of discipleship involves our absolute trust in Him as Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior, and our willful compliance to obey Him as Lord.
This Sunday at 9 AM we invite all those who will trust and obey to gather for worship in the Sanctuary or North parking lot (89.5 FM #Lot4praise)! We will sing, pray together, Receive Holy Communion, Read John 21:1-14, and I am excited to share a message, “At the Intersection of Mission and Fishin’!”