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Freedom United Methodist Church

 

November 11, 2020



Nov. 8 was Veteran’s Sunday at the Freedom United Methodist Church. The order of services 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 146 led by Debbie Brown

Opening Hymn – “This Is My Father’s World” led by Debbie Brown

Affirmation of Faith

Gloria Patri

Hymn of Justifying Grace – “America”

Offertory Prayer by Pastor Todd

Doxology

Special Music – Patriotic Medley video by Gaither Band

Holy Scripture – Joshua 1:1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. So now, get up and cross over this Jordan, you and all the people of Israel. I am giving you every place you will step on with the sole of your foot, as I said to Moses. All the land from the desert and the Lebanon to the great river, the Euphrates River – all the land of the Hittites and on to the Great Sea in the west will be your territory. No one will be able to withstand you as long as you live. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will neither fail you nor abandon you. Be strong, be bold; for you will cause this people to inherit the land I swore to their fathers I would give them. Only be strong and very bold in taking care to follow all the law which Moses my servant ordered you to follow; do not turn from it either to the right or to the left; then you will succeed wherever you go. Yes, keep this book of the law on your lips, and meditate on it day and night, so that you will take care to act according to everything written in it. Then your undertakings will prosper, and you will succeed. Haven’t I ordered you, ‘Be strong, be bold?’ So don’t be afraid or downhearted, because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

The Morning Message – “Let God lead us” – Pastor Todd Finley

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Invitation “America the Beautiful”

Benediction “We honor that service and sacrifice today and should carry it forward for our children to honor. Today is for remembering – stand in honor of them, walk in their path of duty, remember the cost, and hold in your heart the cause of freedom. Amen

Closing Musical Response – “American”

Postlude – Janell Reutlinger

Please remember those on our prayer list including: Please keep our country in your prayers as our state and national leaders make decisions daily concerning our peace and safety. Please continue to pray for a fast reversal of the coronavirus epidemic, pray for our medical personnel as they deal with the coronavirus epidemic. Verina Omey Family, Boyd and Nelwyn Hughes, Sue Reed, Becky Hill, Larry Pruitt, Lisa Hughes (medical issue), Ann and Roscoe Hill, Kinsey Burnham (medical issue), Chelsea Blundell (Mona’s niece, medical issue), Payne Louthan (military), all nursing home residents, Dale Martin (Debbie Brown’s father), Islia Barnes Whitaker, President Trump, our elected officials, our country, Don and Reia Lenhart, Isaac Hansen (deployed), Betty Kirkwood, Christians worldwide, Bonita Stewart, J.J. Louthan, Rick Wallace (Regina Wilson’s brother, medical issue), and Kinsey Didier.

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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