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Freedom United Methodist Church news


October 15, 2020

On Sunday, Oct. 11, the order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was:

Prelude – Janell Reutlinger

Announcements: We are on Facebook live at 11 a.m. Our Facebook page is Freedom United Methodist Church.

Invocation by Pastor Todd Finley

Call to Worship – Psalm 130 led by Julie Russell

Opening Hymn – “Marching to Zion”

Affirmation of Faith

Gloria Patri

Hymn of Justifying Grace – “'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

Offertory Prayer by Pastor Todd


Holy Scripture – Jonah 1:1-5: The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.

The Morning Message – “Running away from God,” Pastor Todd Finley

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Invitation – “Have Thy Own Way, Lord”

Benediction – 2 Corinthians 13:14: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

Closing Musical Response – “His Name Is Wonderful”

Postlude – Janell Reutlinger

Please remember those on our prayer list including: President Trump and First Lady Melania, Sue Reed (surgery), David (Todd’s cousin), Jena Daughhetee (surgery), Payne Louthan (military), nursing home residents, Dale Martin (Debbie Brown’s father), Islia Barnes Whitaker, our elected officials, our country, Don and Reia Lenhart, Isaac Hansen (deployed), Betty Kirkwood, EMT services in northwest Oklahoma (a need for EMTs), Christians worldwide, Bonita Stewart, J.J. Louthan, Rick Wallace (Regina Wilson’s brother, medical issue), Lisa Hughes, and Kinsey Didier. Please keep our first responders – EMTs, firefighters, and law enforcement officers – in your prayers.

Services at Freedom UMC are Sunday school/Bible study starting at 10 a.m. and 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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