Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship April 2022

Join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM or you can also watch live on Facebook Live.

Our traditional worship service celebrates the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, Scripture, and proclamation. A warm and welcoming congregation greets one another, shares their joys and concerns, and seeks God’s will for their lives and for our church. All are invited to join our family of faith as we offer our praise and worship to God.

On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at both Morning Worship and Sunday Night Live. We share Communion intinction, sharing the common bread and cup, with the option of prepackaged, individual gluten-free kits. All are welcome at the Table! If you would like Communion brought to your home, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bulletin for Sunday, March 19
Fourth Sunday in Lent



Prelude          Kelli Partin - Violin

*Call to Worship 

Scripture is full of questions...
Where are you?
Am I my brother’s keeper?
Whom shall I send?
Who do you say that I am?
Who sinned?
How many times shall I forgive?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Scripture is full of questions, so just like those in our scriptures,
may we bring our full curiosity and wonder into this space.
Let us live into our questions.
Let us seek after our merciful God.

Opening Prayer       

Merciful God, so often we ask, who here has sinned? We often seek to blame others for their suffering. But all of us sin – we ignore people in need, we make false assumptions, we fail to be loving and kind. Thank you that you are a God who does not punish, hold grudges, or keep score. When we sin, you forgive. When we lose your way, you come running. Amen.

Hymn UMH 381  Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us


Scripture Lesson   1 Samuel 16:1-13

Anthem      O Sacred Head Now Wounded     

Presentation of Third Grade Bibles
     Emmet Brown
     Wesley Muscle
     Anders Ottley

Prayers of the People     Response: Hear our prayer. 

Duet          The Lord's Prayer             by Brother Francis
     Molly McKeown and Rosalee Pennington

Gathering of All God’s Children/Children's Church

Passing the Peace

Second Scripture Reading John 9:1-41

Message                 Seeking


Hymn UMH 451     Be Thou My Vision

Invitation to the Offering

Offertory         Kelli Partin - Violin

Doxology UMH 95
    Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
          praise God, all creatures here below;
    Praise God above, ye heavenly host;
          praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving  
Generous God, you tenderly care for each person you have created. You restore us to wholeness and shine light into the lives of those who are discouraged. We dedicate our offerings and ourselves to contribute to the work of your kin-dom on earth until Christ returns in glory. Amen.


*Closing Hymn TFWS 2237    As A Fire Is Meant for Burning

     As you leave this place,
     may God bless you with seeking.
     Seek out the hungry.
     Seek out the weary.
     Seek the good in every person you pass.
     Seek out hope.
     Seek out faith.
     Seek God in each of us.
     As you seek and as you wonder,
     may you find what you are looking for.
     In the name of our loving God,
     who is always seeking us,
     we go now in peace. Amen.

*Benediction Response           Chancel Choir  

Postlude        Kelli Partin - Violin

We collect canned goods to donate to the Urban Ministries of Wake County every Sunday.

11 am Sunday Worship Congregation
photos: Ken Dulaney