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Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD!

Hymn of Invitation Pastoral Benediction Choral Benediction Postlude

Rev. Reagin Brown

"Blest Be the Tie that Binds"

DENNIS

No. 557

Hymn Meditation: "Blest Be the Tie that Binds"

Rev. Reagin Brown Chancel Choir Organist--Ronnie Campbell

"Give Him the Glory"

Welcome and Congregational Concerns Invocation Chiming for the Trinity: In honor of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Choral Call to Worship: Hymn of Praise: "Praise the Lord" "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"

BEECHER Chancel Choir

"To God All Glory Given"

Rachel Sawyer

Greetings

We are so glad you are here for worship on this Sunday! If you are a first-time visitor, please register your attendance by filling out the Visitors' Card in the registration pad on each row and placing it in the offering plate. Thank you and God Bless you!

No. 384

ATTENDANCE STEWARDSHIP REPORT 04/26/10 OFFERING $ 6,594.00 $ 170,758.45 $ 198,458.00 $ [27,699.55] CLC Offering: $ 750.00 To Date: $ 3,132,767.69 Until Debt Free:$ 690,000.00

Invitation, Confession, and Pardon Children's Moment (3 yr.--2nd. Grade) Presentation of Tithes and Offerings Offertory "I Stand Amazed in the Presence"

arr. Turner

p. 12

Sunday School Total Worship Nursery Youth

106 Budget Receipts: 272 Receipts YTD: 11 Needs YTD: 35 Surplus/Deficit:

"Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble." 1 John 2:10 "We just cannot break the ties of affection that bind us to you dear friends." As Mary Fawcett assured the little congregation at Wainsgate, England, of the bond of love that she and her husband felt for the poor peasant parishioners, Pastor John decided to express his feelings in a poem about the value of Christian fellowship. The following Sunday, John Fawcett and his new bride, Mary, began their ministry at an impoverished church in Wainsgate. After seven years of devoted service in meager circumstances, they received a call to the large and influential Carter's Lane Baptist Church in London. After the wagons were loaded for the move, the Fawcetts met their tearful parishioners for a final farewell, they could not bear to leave them and the wagons were promptly unloaded. They continued their little ministry in Wainsgate for a total of 54 years. Appreciate anew your Christian friends and fellow church members. Seek to show, as John and Mary Fawcett did, a loving concern for the needs of others.

-- Kenneth W. Osbeck, "Amazing Grace"

Pianist --Sandra Adrian

Offertory Response -- The Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Pastoral Prayer

The May edition of Tapestry is available in the Narthex, the CLC desk, and the CLC welcome center. This is the worship magazine of FUMC and includes articles about the Season of Pentecost, Mother's Day, Trinity Sunday, devotions based on the hymns and anthems, as well as inspirational artwork.

"Worship: a common thread that joins us together with Christ and with each other."

Volunteers for This Morning: May 2, 2010

GREETERS/USHERS: 8:45 am 11:00 am Larry Chesser and Leonard Atkins Richard Igou Matt Brandon, David Smith, Charles Cole 3-year: Stay in Church K--2nd. Grade: Stay in Church 3- yr--2nd Grade: Stay in Church Melissa Balvin & Caroline Gullage Lisa Jacoway

"Running With God"

This Wednesday Night program is for everyone! We will meet at the Alabama Walking Park at 5:00 pm every Wednesday throughout the summer, beginning May 26th. We will have a short devotion, prayer and exercise together. Mrs. Rita Chapman will be our kick-off speaker. Grab your friends and come enjoy the fun and fellowship! Our theme song is "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller. Bible verse is Deuteronomy 10:12: "fear the Lord, to walk/run in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Him with all your heart." Questions? Contact Marcie Davis at 997-7481.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer... All the believers were together and had everything in common." Acts 2;42, 44. The local church has been described as a laboratory where believers learn to love one another regardless of color, nationality, or financial status. Our common heavenly citizenship is the one dominant tie that binds us together. One of the basic results of our weekly corporate worship should be the growing bond of love and unity that develops between believers. We should be learning to care, honor, and serve one another in love. We should treat each other with the same tenderness and understanding that we have experienced from God himself. Christian unity does not mean that we must eliminate all diversities. We should be able to differ with each other while maintaining love, respect, and a warm, unified spirit. When our differences get out of hand and hard feelings develop, however, the communion service should always be a reminder that we must reconcile our differences and once more restore a spirit of unity within the body of Christ. The bread and cup of the Lord's Supper should remind us of this truth each time we participate together.

HEAD USHER: USHERS:

CHILDREN'S CHURCH: 8:45 am 11:00 am ACOLYTES: REFRESHMENTS:

Anthem:

"In Remembrance"

arr. Ragan Courtney and Buryl Red

Chancel Choir

In remembrance of me, eat this bread In remembrance of me, drink this wine In remembrance of me, pray for the time When God's own will is done In remembrance of me, heal the sick In remembrance of me, feed the poor In remembrance of me, open the door And let your brother in, let him in Take eat and be comforted Drink and remember too

That this is my body and precious blood Shed for you, shed for you In remembrance of me always love In remembrance of me don't look above But in your heart, in your heart Look in your heart for God Do this in remembrance of me Do this in remembrance of me In remembrance of me

Prayer Concerns

George Anthony Ali Freeman Barber (daughter of Brenda and Steve Eberhart) Joel Burt Molene Clark (Martha Herston's mother) The family of Maxola Crow (Stanna Guice's grandmother) Christine Campbell Davis Clay Dobbs Rufe Evans Martha Guice Matilyn (Maty) Guice Omar Hancock Rilla Hixon W.A. Jackson (Jane Caufield's uncle) Cheryl Lawrence Bill Majors Jordan Muschamp (Bill and Emma Jordan's grandson) Herman Nix (Carrie Beason's grandfather) Jim O'Rear (Lana Watson's father) Shelia Pendergrass (Lonny Pendergrass' mother) F. D. Robinson Rosalie Cook Shipp Frances Smith Our Church & Church Staff Our Military

To help us with the prayer list, names will remain on the list for six weeks, unless otherwise requested.

Scripture Response Sermon The Great Thanksgiving Giving of the Bread and Cup

Acts 11:1-18

Leader: This is God's Word for our lives. Congregation: Thanks be to God.

N.T. 130

"Through God's Eyes"

Rev. Reagin Brown

p. 13

Children's Choir Program on Wednesday May 12 at 5:30

Welcome to -

The NET

May 2, 2010 - 8:45 am Service

We are very pleased you have come to worship on this Sunday. The truth is, God has not only broken out of the tomb, but he has broken into our world with his incredible offer of NEW LIFE through Jesus Christ. So it is our prayer that you may be "caught" by the Amazing Grace that allows us to worship.

CALENDAR FOR WEEK OF May 2, 2010

SUNDAY, May 2 8:45 am Contemporary Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Traditional Worship 5:00 pm UMYF UMCF MONDAY, May 3 10:30 am SOS 2:00 pm Silvertones-Crowne Health TUESDAY, May 4 10:00 am Happy Hands 6:00 pm Praise Team

First United Methodist Church

Fort Payne, Alabama

WEDNESDAY, May 5 1:30 pm SOS 4:00 pm Handbells 4:30 pm Dinner 5:30 pm Disciple I 5:30 pm Women's Bible Study 5:45 pm Men's Ministry Devotional 6:30 pm Chancel Choir THURSDAY, May 6 6:00 pm Celebrating Women Dinner

Welcome & Attendance Registration Gathering Words

"Beautiful One" "Jesus Draw Me Close" "You Are the Light"

Children's Ministry

Wonderful Wednesdays: Last practice before performance May 12th for the parents and family. We will be starting off with choir, then "Where in the World?" with Mrs. Marianne in the CLC. She has activity and games to do. We will end the evening with a " End-of-school-year party" in your classroom. See you then.

Tonight at 5:00pm in Cobble Hall "Family Night" (parent & child activity) Talk about "Bullying" with professional counselors and special guest with an Ice Cream Social afterwards. No regular activities tonight due to bullying talk. Join us May 16th.

Announcements Children's Moment & Children's Church

(3 yr. olds - 2nd. Grade)

Prayer Offertory Piano Solo Offering Scripture: Acts 11:1-18 Sermon: "Through God's Eyes"

Rev. Reagin Brown

Fifth Sunday of Easter

TRADITIONAL MORNING WORSHIP

May 2, 2010 11:00 AM

Galactic Blast VBS

Mon., June 7th -- Thurs., June 10th Registration forms for your child and for volunteers are by the elevator. No fees this year, just donations to VBS

Worship Preparation

"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" Organist--Ronnie Campbell

arr. Don Hustad

Greeting and Call to Worship (from Psalm 148)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. And also with you. Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away. Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children.

Communion "Every Move I Make"

CCLI# 1985544

Singles and Singles Again!

Sunday School class...10:00 am...in the Parlor of the Church Office Building (next to parking lot) Please join us for this new Sunday School Class. Hope to see you there!

Blessing

Servant Ministries

Where in the World???

The kids had a blast learning about American Samoa on Wednesday night! Be sure to ask them what a lava lava is! We will host "Bread of Life" on May 29 and June 22. More to come! The Bread of Life Community Gardens is planted! Drive by and see it. It is about 1/2 a mile behind Lowes on the right.

OUR CHURCH STAFF

Is Here To Assist You In Ministry Church Office: 256 845-1141 206 Grand Ave. N Fort Payne, AL 35967 Reverend Reagin Brown -- Senior Pastor

[email protected] David Bruno - Praise Team Leader

Nicole Baroni- Director of Children's Ministry

[email protected]

SOS is in need of funds. Please give as

God has blessed you. Thank You.

Pat Carlin -- Financial Secretary

[email protected]

Marianne Norris -- Director of Servant Ministry [email protected]

Mary McGuire -- Administrative Assistant

[email protected]

Lane Gilbert -- Director of Youth & Education

[email protected]

YOUTH MINISTRY--LANE GILBERT

Robert Norris -- Director Music Ministry

[email protected]

Sunday, May 2: Youth Wednesday, May 5: Bible Study Sunday, May 9: No Youth

Ronnie Campbell -- Church Organist Sandra Adrian -- Church Pianist

Kim Shugart -- Director of Mothers' Day Out

[email protected]

Jennie Grupp -- Nursery

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