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Welcome to Heartstrings worship!  Heartstrings is a worshiping community built around passionate preaching, uplifting bluegrass music and a challenge to be courageous followers of Christ.  We meet each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the north Parking lot of First United Methodist Church as a Drive-in service.  The order of service is found below on this page.  You can check out past videos and other information on the Heartstrings Facebook page. Heartstrings is a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. We are all about worship, bluegrass and wild hearts!

God, you are our strength and our shield; our hearts trust in you, in you we have found our courage; our wild hearts dance for joy, and in our songs, we will praise you. Amen

Starting January 10, we will dig deep into the verse that will define us in years (and hopefully generation!) to come. We are going to examine Psalm 28:7, it’s statements for faith, call to courage, and promises of joy. We are using this Psalm for our opening liturgy in the form of an invocation, and for our closing liturgy in the form of a sending benediction. This 6-week sermon series is going to guide us through these words that will be our statement of faith and foundational “vision” for who we are and why we come together to worship. This series will be intentional about defining the  Heartstrings worshipping community. 

We will gather online and in the parking lot, each Sunday at 10:00 am. “Like” or “Follow” the Heartstrings Facebook page for worship, music, the sermon, and tons of weekly extras!

Go with God as your strength and shield; May your hearts trust in the one who created you, go with courage; may your wild hearts continue to dance for joy, and in the song of your life, praise your God. Now and Forever, Amen.

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Invitation into Community

Heartstrings Swag is here!

We have keychains (that can be altered to become bracelets) to go with the Pslam 28:7 sermon series, available for everyone (plus a few extra!) Please let Tiffany know you would like one by calling or emailing an address for us to send one to or grab one while you are here at the church.

 

Church Closure MLK Day

Church will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

 

VALENTINE'S DAY WILL SOON BE HERE


Help the UMW help others by participating in this fundraiser!
It is a great time to use our UMW fundraising link to send candies and/or nuts to family and friends. Go to umwfirstchurchcos.terrilynn.com   to place your order. Any amount ordered is only $5 shipping. UMW receives 20% for each order. This is an easy and delicious way to raise money for our mission projects.

 

 

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Order of Worship - January 24, 2021


New Sermon Series

Worship - Bluegrass - Wild Hearts

 


Invitation to Worship


Gathering Music - I'm Workin' on a Building, Heartstrings Band

Verse 1

If I was a gambler, I tell you what I'd do

I'd quit my gamblin' and I'd work on a building too

 

Ch

I'm workin' on a building, I'm workin' on a building

I'm workin' on a building for my Lord, for my Lord

It's a Holy Ghost building, it's a Holy Ghost building

It's a Holy Ghost building for my Lord, for my Lord

 

Verse 2

If I was a drunkard, I tell you what I'd do

I'd quit my drinkin' and I'd work on a building too

 

Verse 3

If I was a preacher, I tell you what I'd do

I'd keep on preachin' and I'd work on a building too

Welcome - Joy Maples

Opening Prayer 

God, you are our strength and our shield; our hearts trust in you, in you we have found our courage; our wild hearts dance for joy, and in our songs, we will praise you. Amen

Invitation to Worship through Praise - Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (UMH 133), Heartstirngs Band

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

 

    Refrain:

    Leaning, leaning,

    Safe and secure from all alarms;

    Leaning, leaning,

    Leaning on the everlasting arms.

 

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,

Leaning on the everlasting arms;

Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

 

Refrain

 

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,

Leaning on the everlasting arms?

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

Leaning on the everlasting arms

 

Refrain

Community Invitation - Tiffany Keith

Welcome to Community

We are radically, intentionally, connectional. Connection is fundamental to our gatherings. So, will you take a moment to say “hi” or send a wave? Say good morning to one another by commenting, texting, calling, give your loved ones a hug if you are sitting by them, somehow connect during this time of greeting…. We want people to know that their church family is thinking about them. 


Invitation into Community

If this is your first time with us, will you let us know you are here? Drop-in your email below, on Facebook, or email Tiffany. We would love to know you've joined us!

For news and happenings visit the "newsletter" section above: here.


Invitation to worship through Offering our Gifts and Lives

Thank you for continuing to give your offerings. You can give online here: http://bit.ly/FUMCgive, text "give" to 719-298-3177, mail an offering to 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, 80903.

 


Heart of Worship


Worship through Offering our Gifts and our Lives In the Sweet By and By, Heartstrings Band

Verse 1

There's a land that is fairer than day,

and by faith we can see it afar;

for the Father waits over the way

to prepare us a dwelling place there.

 

Refrain:

In the sweet by and by,

we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

In the sweet by and by,

we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

 

Verse 2

We shall sing on that beautiful shore

the melodious songs of the blest;

and our spirits shall sorrow no more,

not a sigh for the blessing of rest. [Refrain]

 

Refrain

 

Verse 3

To our bountiful Father above

we will offer our tribute of praise

for the glorious gift of his love

and the blessings that hallow our days. [Refrain]

Pastoral Prayer - Todd Spencer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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.

Worship Song -In The Garden (UMH 314), Heartstrings Band 

I come to the garden alone

While the dew is still on the roses

And the voice I hear falling on my ear

The son of God discloses.

 

Refrain

And he walks with me and he talks with me

And he tells me I am his own

And the joy we share as we tarry there

None other has ever known.

 

He speaks and the sound of his voice is so sweet

The birds hush their singing

And the melody that he gave to me

Within my heart is ringing.

 

Refrain

 

I'd stay in the garden with him

Though the night around me is falling

But He bids me go through the voice of woe

His voice to me is calling...

 

Refrain

Scripture - Psalm 28:7 and Psalm 62:5-12 In You We Have Found Our Courage

Sermon - Tiffany Keith

Invitation to the Table - Kent Ingram


Commitment to Courageous Discipleship


Prayer After Receiving

Invitation to Christian Discipleship - Wild Hearts, Heartstrings Band

God isn't tame, Our God is free // God has no limits, no boundaries // That's the wild heart of our Savior // There's no distance God wouldn't go // To chase us down, to bring us hope // That's the wild heart of our Savior

God's running, running To the ends of the earth // God stops at nothing 'Til we return // We're coming back We're coming back to God's heart

When God speaks, the whole world shakes // The darkness trembles at the name // It's the wild heart of our Savior // Extravagant, relentless still // We're sons and daughters, God calls us children // The wild heart of our Savior

God's running, running To the ends of the earth // God stops at nothing 'Til we return // We're coming back We're coming back to God's heart

God's running, running To the ends of the earth // God stops at nothing 'Til we return // We're coming back We're coming back to God's heart

Wilder than a fire As boundless as the sea // Your love is on the move And it's coming after me // It's Your nature to be gracious // You've loved us from the start // You'll never stop pursuing With Your wild heart

Wilder than a fire As boundless as the sea // Your love is on the move And it's coming after me // It's Your nature to be gracious // You've loved us from the start // You'll never stop pursuing With Your wild heart

God's running, running To the ends of the earth // God stops at nothing 'Til we return // We're coming back We're coming back to God's heart

God's running, running To the ends of the earth // God stops at nothing 'Til we return // We're coming back We're coming back to God's heart

Benediction

Go with God as your strength and shield; May your hearts trust in the one who created you, go with courage; may your wild hearts continue to dance for joy, and in the song of your life, praise your God. Now and Forever, Amen.

Sending Music - Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Heartstrings Band

Verse One

God isn't tame, Our God is free

God has no limits, no boundaries

That's the wild heart of our Savior

There's no distance God wouldn't go

To chase us down, to bring us hope

That's the wild heart of our Savior

 

Chorus

God's running, running To the ends of the earth

God stops at nothing 'Til we return

We're coming back We're coming back to God's heart

 

Verse Two

When God speaks, the whole world shakes

The darkness trembles at the name

It's the wild heart of our Savior

Extravagant, relentless still

We're sons and daughters, God calls us children

The wild heart of our Savior

 

Chorus

Chorus

 

Bridge

Wilder than a fire As boundless as the sea

Your love is on the move And it's coming after me

It's Your nature to be gracious

You've loved us from the start

You'll never stop pursuing With Your wild heart

 

Repeat Bridge

 

Chorus

Chorus