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As our guest in worship you may expect a traditional United Methodist Order of Worship. We make certain minor modifications to suit the personality of our congregation. Upon arrival you will be cordially welcomed and presented with a copy of the weekly bulletin which includes a printed Order of Worship.
The words to all hymns and liturgy are either printed within the Order of Worship or referenced by page number to the United Methodist Hymnal or the Cokesbury Hymnal, which are available in the pew racks.
On the first Sunday of each month, as well as on special occasions, we share in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread and
forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom,
the power, and the Glory, forever.
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Occasionally another creed will be used, but words will be provided in the hymnal or worship bulletin.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God, the source of all our gifts.
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts.
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
During certain seasons of the year, another doxology will be sung (words will be provided in the hymnal or worship bulletin).
The sacrament of Holy Communion was commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ. In his own words, he commanded, “Do this in remembrance of me.” In participating in Holy Communion, we remember him, proclaim his death, and participate in the unity of the body of Christ. John Wesley considered the sacraments as means of grace whereby we receive God’s unmerited love.
In the liturgy of Holy Communion, we use the words “bread and wine.” However in the United Methodist tradition of temperance, we use unfermented grape juice instead of wine.
There are various methods in which we celebrate Holy Communion. At North Fayette United Methodist we most often celebrate by the method of intinction. In this method, each communicant approaches the server with outstretched hands, palms upward, with hands crossed. The server places a torn piece of bread in the hands with words to the effect of “the body of Christ, given for you.” The communicant then dips the bread into a common cup, eating the bread sopped with wine (juice) to the words, “the blood of Christ, poured out for the forgiveness of sin.” Both bread and wine are consumed together.
Occasionally we will use small cups for the wine (juice) and the elements will be consumed separately. In small groups, rarely, other methods might be used. By whatever method Holy Communion is taken, the meaning remains unchanged.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind blow at your back,
May the sun shine warmly on your face,
May the rain fall softly on your fields,
And until we meet again,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.
Give thanks to the risen Lord
Give praise to his name
During certain seasons of the year, another acclamation will be sung (words will be provided in the worship bulletin).