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Wesley United Methodist Church Bloomington

Free to be you and me!
July 4th, 2021

Pre-Service Music

Free to Be You and Me (Sara Barellies)

Wesley Praise Band

Gathering Music

I Am Free (Jon Egan)

Wesley Praise Band

Through You the blind will see,
Through You the mute will sing,
Through You the dead will rise,
Through You all hearts will praise,
Through You the darkness flees,
Through You my heart screams I am free.

Chorus 

I am free to run I am free to run,
I am free to dance I am free to dance,
I am free to live for You I am free to live for You,
I am free I am free,
(Yeah I am free I am free).

Ending 

O I am free I am free,
I am free I am free.

Welcome

Opening Hymn

UMH #203 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

  1. Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
    great David's greater Son!
    Hail in the time appointed,
    his reign on earth begun!
    He comes to break oppression,
    to set the captive free;
    to take away transgression,
    and rule in equity.
     
  2. He comes with succor speedy
    to those who suffer wrong;
    to help the poor and needy,
    and bid the weak be strong;
    to give them songs for sighing,
    their darkness turn to light,
    whose souls, condemned and dying,
    are precious in his sight.
     
  3. He shall come down like showers
    upon the fruitful earth;
    love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
    spring in his path to birth.
    Before him, on the mountains,
    shall peace, the herald, go,
    and righteousness, in fountains,
    from hill to valley flow.
     
  4. To him shall prayer unceasing
    and daily vows ascend;
    his kingdom still increasing,
    a kingdom without end.
    The tide of time shall never
    his covenant remove;
    his name shall stand forever;
    that name to us is love 

Call to Worship

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (II Corinthians 3:17)

God’s Spirit is here!  Freedom is here!  Hallelujah! 

“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2) 

Indeed we are set free!  Hallelujah! 

“For you were called to freedom, sisters and brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13) 

Freedom in Christ means freedom to serve.  Praise the Lord! 

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) 

“For if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) Amen. 

Opening Prayer

Anthem

Battle Hymn of the Republic (traditional)

Ronnie Jones and Charlie Stokes 

Children's Time

7-4-21 free to be you and me large childrens time

Call to Prayer

Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson and John Wyeth)

Wesley Praise Band

Verse 1 

Come Thou fount of ev'ry blessing.
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
Streams of mercy never ceasing.
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it.
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Verse 2 

Here I raise mine Ebenezer,
Hither by Thy help I'm come,
And I hope by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wand'ring from the fold of God,
He to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

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.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.

Amen.

Prayer Response

Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson and John Wyeth)

Wesley Praise Band

Verse 3 

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter
Bind my wand'ring heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above 

Special Music

Rise Up O Saints of God (Jennings)

Men’s Ensemble 

Scripture

Scripture Galatians 5:1, 13-15 (NRSV) 

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.

14 For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

15 If, however, you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Sermon

Free to be you and me!

Part One:  Freedom in Christian Community

Reverend Sara L. Isbell

wesley umc bloomington sermon july 4

Special Music

America Medley (arr. Cota)

Bells of Wesley 

Service of Holy Communion

Communion Music

This is our Freedom (Jeremy Johnson, Paul Marino, and Greg Nelson)

Wesley Praise Band

Verse 1 

Peace I give you peace I leave
My forgiveness take and eat
This is My body given for you
Take in remembrance of Me 

Chorus

This is our freedom this is our life
His body broken His sacrifice
This is our freedom this was the cost
The blood He shed on the cross 

Verse 2 

Grace I give you grace so free
My forgiveness take and drink
This is My blood poured out for you
Take in remembrance of Me 

Chorus 

This is our freedom this is our life
His body broken His sacrifice
This is our freedom this was the cost
The blood He shed on the cross 

Verse 3 

Love I give you love I leave
Go and share it go in peace
You are My body My hands and feet
Live in remembrance of Me 

Chorus 

This is our freedom this is our life
His body broken His sacrifice
This is our freedom this was the cost
The blood He shed on the cross 

Hymn UMH #389 Freely, Freely

Verse 1 

God forgave my sin in Jesus', name
I've been born again in Jesus' name,
And in Jesus' name I come to you,
To share His love as He told me to. 

Chorus 

He said, “freely, freely
You have received,
Freely, freely give.
Go in My name,
And because you believe,
Others will know that I live.” 

Verse 2 

All pow'r is giv'n in Jesus' name,
In earth and heav'n in Jesus' name,
And in Jesus' name I come to you,
To share His pow'r as He told me to. 

Chorus 

He said, “freely, freely
You have received,
Freely, freely give.
Go in My name,
And because you believe,
Others will know that I live.” 

Call to Action

Announcements

Closing Hymn

Closing Hymn UMH #382 Have Thine Own Way, Lord

  1. Have thine own way, Lord!
    Have thine own way!
    Thou art the potter;
    I am the clay.
    Mold me and make me
    after thy will,
    while I am waiting,
    yielded and still.
     
  2. Have thine own way, Lord!
    Have thine own way!
    Search me and try me,
    Savior today!
    Wash me just now, Lord,
    wash me just now,
    as in thy presence
    humbly I bow.
     
  3. Have thine own way, Lord!
    Have thine own way!
    Wounded and weary,
    help me I pray!
    Power, all power,
    surely is thine!
    Touch me and heal me,
    Savior divine!
     
  4. Have thine own way, Lord!
    Have thine own way!
    Hold o'er my being
    absolute sway.
    Fill with thy Spirit
    till all shall see
    Christ only, always,
    living in me! 

Benediction

Worship Participants:

Senior Pastor
Reverend Sara L. Isbell

Associate Pastor
Reverend Tanya Edwards-Evans

Piano
Craig Deets

Children’s Time
Kathi Pritts

Hymn Singers
Andy Isbell, Brenna Martin, and Ron Kiesewetter

Wesley Praise Band:

Guitar
Matt Sherrill

Singers
Andy Isbell, Brenna Martin, and Matt Sherrill

Drums
Nate Byrne

Images and editing

Ben Lash and John Perry

Thank you for all you do at Wesley United Methodist Church Bloomington. We love seeing you every week and look forward to joining together again. God Bless!

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