Welcome Guests! - First Methodist Houston


Welcome Guests! - First Methodist Houston
Welcome Guests!
Thank you for joining us in worship today.
We are glad you’re here!
Adam Sandoval
The flowers on the altar today are given in honor of the 25th Wedding
Anniversary of Jeff & Laura Aldis on Wednesday, August 24.
Amanda Corbett
Lindsey Harris, Jr.
If you are visiting with us today and have questions about our church,
text 281.667.1110, and we’ll get back with you right away!
If you know of a church member, or anyone else who is hospitalized
and would like a visit from one of our clergy members, please call
If you need to speak with a pastor, please call 832-668-1800
and select option 7. Your call will be returned promptly.
We invite you to come to the front of the Sanctuary after worship to meet some of our staff.
CD and DVD copies of the worship service may be ordered in the Hidden Treasures Books and
Gifts (located on the 1st floor near the Travis Street entrance).
VISITING WITH INFANTS? The Nursery is located on the 1st Floor with excellent, loving
care for infants to Pre-K. The Baby Soothing Room is located just inside the Main Street
entrance to the Sanctuary. The Women’s Restroom on the 2nd Floor is available for nursing
Children’s Church for children in Kindergarten - 5th Grade is held on the 2nd Floor of the
Education Building during the 11:00 am worship service. Children’s Church does not meet on
the first Sunday of the month so that families can receive Communion together.
To learn more about our Small Group Ministry please contact Ken Coneby,
[email protected] or 281.773.3195.
To get connected with our Young Adult Ministry please contact Rev. Kaitlyn Bowie,
[email protected] or 281.838.2133, or Ken Coneby, [email protected] or
If you are going through a hard time, you never have to go through it alone. Call the Stephen
Ministry line at 713.458.4709, leave a message, and a Stephen leader will call you back.
• Worship: 8:45, 11:00 & 11:11 am
• Sunday Bible Studies for all ages: 9:50 am
• Hispanic Worship (Room 405): 11:00 am
• Communion & Healing (Bintliff Chapel): 12:05 pm
We are on live television Sundays at 11:00 am on KUBE-TV, channel 53 (Comcast) and
channel 653 (Comcast HD). Dish and DirectTV subscribers will find us on channel 57.
Channel 13 (KTRK) broadcasts our service at 5:00 am, delayed by one week. Our radio
program, First Methodist Today, is broadcast on KHCB (105.7 FM) at 8:00 pm every Sunday.
The service is also available through live streaming at www.fmhouston.com/livestreaming.
Service of Communion and Healing in Bintliff Chapel, 12:05 p.m.
Assisted Listening Devices are available from the sound console.
iPads, tablets and cell phones are welcome! Take notes and text
points from the message to your friends. Just put your device on
Love all to Christ • Grow all in the Word • Serve all for God
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August 21, 2016
8:45 & 11:00 a.m.
THE WORD IN SONG When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
ST DENIO: Variations on a Ground
Jay Whatley, Organist
David Thomas
Make a Joyful Noise
Sanctuary Choir
Cynthia Douglas, Choir Director
John Ness Beck
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but naught changeth Thee.
Thou reignest in glory; Thou dwellest in light;
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee.
Courtney Gutierrez Hutchins
Downtown Children’s Director
I Was There
"I was there when you were but a child
With a faith to suit you well;
In a blaze of light you wandered off
To find where demons dwell.
“When you heard the wonder of the Word
I was there to cheer you on;
You were raised to praise the living Lord,
To Whom you now belong.”
(The Faith We Sing Hymnal)
Gilbert Martin
When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love, so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all! Amen!
Mandy Jones
Pastoral Intern
Rev. Charles Thompson
Repeat Refrain
Give Me Jesus
arr. Moses Hogan
Cairee Mayfield, Soloist
In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.
You may have all this world, give me Jesus.
Dark midnight was my cry, give me Jesus
Oh, when I come to die, give me Jesus.
Nobody but Jesus, oh, you may have all of this world, give me Jesus.
Page 810, O.T. Pew Bible
Rev. Ann Spears
It is Well With My Soul
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
Repeat Refrain
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
Repeat Refrain
Give to the Winds Thy Fears
Give to the winds thy fears;
Hope and be undismayed.
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,
God shall lift up thy head.
Through waves and clouds and storms,
God gently clears thy way;
Wait thou God's time; so shall this night
Soon end in joyous day.
True North:
Getting Off And On Course
Rev. Ann Spears
Juan Trujillo
Youth Intern
Jonah 1: 1-6
This is the Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God!
And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.
Leave to God's sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt Thou, wondering, own that way,
How wise, how strong this hand.
Let us in life, in death,
Thy steadfast truth declare,
And publish with our latest breath
Thy love and guardian care.
Rev. John Onstott
Here I Am, Lord
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.
Fanfare and Fugue on FESTAL SONG
Jay Whatley, Organist
* Please stand, as you are able.
Seth Bingham