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Freedom United Methodist Church news


January 17, 2019

On Sunday, Jan. 13, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was:

Prelude by Janell Reutlinger

Announcements: Freedom UMC is having their annual Pancake Supper on Feb. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the UMC Fellowship Hall. Shirley Wagner has donated an afghan to be raffled. Please join us and enjoy good food and fellowship.

Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley

Call to Worship: Psalm 113, led by Julie Russell

Opening hymn: “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” led by Debra Brown

Affirmation of Faith

Gloria Patri

Hymn of Justifying Grace: “O How I Love Jesus”

Offertory – Janell Reutlinger

Ushers – Bruce and Dixie Stansberry


Offertory Prayer by Pastor Todd Finley

Special Music by Jennifer Finley

Scripture – Matthew 14:25-32: Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” He said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately, Jesus reached out His hand and caught Peter. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, immediately, the wind died down.

Morning Message: “Keeping our eyes on Jesus,” Pastor Todd Finley

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Invitation: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

Benediction by Pastor Todd Finley

Closing Musical Response: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

Postlude by Janell Reutlinger

Please remember those on our prayer list including: Stanley Schroeder, Janell Whittet (Vanessa Gerloff’s niece), Jeannie Stahlman’s grandson Jordan Stahlman (born premature), Sue Reed, Marvin Nixon Family, Vickie Limestall and Cheyenne Benefield family, Johnnie Sue Olson, Raymond Reutlinger, Christians worldwide, Wanda Cunningham, Bonita Stewart, Lana Burkhart, J.J. Louthan, Terry Martin (Debbie Brown’s brother), Don Wallace (Regina Wilson’s father), Chad Green (Cameron and Regina Wilson’s brother-in-law), Lisa Hughes, Kinsey Didier, Faye Crow (Nelwyn’s sister-in-law), and Elmer Maddux. Please keep our first responders – EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement – in your prayers. Please remember our nation, our president, our servicemen and servicewomen, our leaders and our world in your prayers.

Services at Freedom UMC – Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Please join us as we worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


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