First Missionary Church of Fort Wayne
First @ Foster
FirstMC is meeting at Foster Park in Pavilion #1 for a special, family-friendly service! The service itself will be from 10:30 to 11 AM. Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck will be there from 10 to 11:30 AM for all your coffee needs and more! All are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy together after the service. There is one refrigerator and one microwave available for those who need it. Please see a FirstMC staff member for access to the kitchen in the pavilion. We hope you invite your friends and neighbors to this fun service at the park! You are welcome to bring games and stay longer. There is limited parking available so you may want to park at church and either carpool or walk to Foster Park. Please do not drive over or park on the grass at Foster Park as it is a violation of city ordinance and a fine may be incurred.
Locations & Times
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  • Foster Park Pavilion #1
    3900 Old Mill Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Baby Sprinkle for Oloomi Family
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We want to bless Pastor Jordan and Ashlyn as they near the birth of their new Oloomi teammate! So, we are calling all ladies who would like to join us Saturday, July 30 at 10:30 AM for a time of fellowship, snacks, and blessing! There is no gift registry as they already have the basic essentials they will need for baby Emery. Instead, please bring a card with a monetary gift to go towards the larger items they need (ie car seat). Please sign up by filling out the form at https://firstmc.breezechms.com/form/OloomiBabySprinkle.
Help Needed for Kids Ministry
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Our kids ministry area is growing quickly! We are looking for people who want to disciple our kids and have a heart to serve the body of Christ! We have expanded the nursery into two groups, and our next step is to expand our preschool class in September which is bursting at the seams. We will have a Sunday morning class for 3 and 4-year-olds and a class for kindergarten and first graders. With this division, we will need double the workers. If you are at all interested in helping teach or being a helping hand to the teacher, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Sam or Pastor Brian. You can help for a month at a time or just a week every month or so.
KIDS FIRST Initiative
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Last Sunday, Pastor Jordan and Pastor Brian were featured in a new KIDS FIRST initiative video describing some of the vision for our “new baby.” The video showcased our plans for the playground and the Brick House which are just two of the various areas that we hope to transform through our KIDS FIRST initiative. This initiative will help us fulfill our vision to genuinely love our community and nurture new life in Christ.

The KIDS FIRST initiative will officially launch on Sunday, September 11, so mark your calendars to be with us that morning in person or online. More details are developing as the excitement grows for KIDS FIRST! Until then, please pray daily for this KIDS FIRST initiative. Also, for those who have Facebook, you can share the video posted on our page. You may be surprised how many in our community have already viewed it and commented positively.
We Praise You

Verse 1
Let praise be a weapon that silences the enemy Let praise be a weapon that conquers all anxiety Let it rise let praise arise
Verse 2
We sing Your name in the dark and it changes ev'rything We sing with all we are and we claim Your victory Let it rise let praise arise
Chorus
We'll see You break down ev'ry wall We'll watch the giants fall For fear cannot survive when we praise You The God of breakthrough's on our side Forever lift Him high With all creation cry God we praise You
Interlude
Oh we praise You oh
Verse 3
Let faith be a song that overcomes the raging sea Let faith be the song that calms the storm inside of me Let it rise let faith arise
Bridge 1a (x2)
This is what living looks like this is what freedom feels like This is what Heaven sounds like we praise You we praise You
Bridge 1b
This is what living looks like this is what freedom feels like This is what Heaven sounds like we praise You we praise You
Bridge 1c
This is what living looks like this is what freedom feels like This is what Heaven sounds like we praise You we praise
Chorus
We'll see You break down ev'ry wall We'll watch the giants fall For fear cannot survive when we praise You The God of breakthrough's on our side Forever lift Him high With all creation cry God we praise You
Ending
Oh we praise You oh we praise You Oh we praise You oh we praise You
House of the Lord

Verse 1
We worship the God who was, we worship the God who is We worship the God who evermore will be He opened the prison doors, He parted the raging sea My God, He holds the victory
Chorus
There’s joy in the house of the Lord There’s joy in the house of the Lord today And we won’t be quiet, we shout out Your praise There’s joy in the house of the Lord Our God is surely in this place And we won’t be quiet, we shout out Your praise
Interlude
Oh, oh Oh, oh oh
Verse 2
We sing to the God who heals, we sing to the God who saves We sing to the God who always makes a way 'Cause He hung up on that cross, then He rose up from that grave My God’s still rolling stones away
Chorus
There’s joy in the house of the Lord There’s joy in the house of the Lord today And we won’t be quiet, we shout out Your praise There’s joy in the house of the Lord Our God is surely in this place And we won’t be quiet, we shout out Your praise
Bridge
('Cause) We were the beggars, now we’re royalty We were the prisoners, now we’re running free We are forgiven, accepted, redeemed by His grace Let the house of the Lord sing praise
Chorus
There’s joy in the house of the Lord There’s joy in the house of the Lord today And we won’t be quiet, we shout out Your praise There’s joy in the house of the Lord Our God is surely in this place And we won’t be quiet, we shout out Your praise
Be Thou My Vision

Verse 1
Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that Thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light
Verse 2
Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my true word
I ever with thee and thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father I thy true Son
Thou in me dwelling and I with thee one
Verse 3
Riches I heed not nor man's empty praise
Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and thou only first in my heart
High king of heaven my treasure thou art
Verse 4
High king of heaven my victory won
May I reach heaven's joys O bright heaven's sun
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision O ruler of all
King of Kings

Verse 1
In the darkness we were waiting without hope without light Till from Heaven You came running there was mercy in Your eyes To fulfil the law and prophets to a virgin came the Word From a throne of endless glory to a cradle in the dirt
Chorus
Praise the Father praise the Son Praise the Spirit three in one God of Glory majesty Praise forever to the King of kings
Verse 2
To reveal the kingdom coming and to reconcile the lost To redeem the whole creation You did not despise the cross For even in Your suffering You saw to the other side Knowing this was our salvation Jesus for our sake You died
Verse 3
And the morning that You rose all of heaven held its breath Till that stone was moved for good for the Lamb had conquered death And the dead rose from their tombs and the angels stood in awe For the souls of all who’d come to the Father are restored
Verse 4
And the Church of Christ was born then the Spirit lit the flame Now this Gospel truth of old shall not kneel shall not faint By His blood and in His Name in His freedom I am free For the love of Jesus Christ who has resurrected me
Chorus
Praise the Father praise the Son Praise the Spirit three in one God of Glory majesty Praise forever to the King of kings
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Praise forever to the King of kings
Christ Be Magnified

Verse 1
Were creation suddenly articulate With a thousand tongues to lift one cry Then from north to south and east to west We’d hear "Christ be magnified!"
Verse 2
Were the whole earth echoing His eminence His name would burst from sea and sky From rivers to the mountaintops We’d hear "Christ be magnified!"
Chorus
O Christ be magnified Let His praise arise Christ be magnified in me O Christ be magnified From the altar of my life Christ be magnified in me
Verse 3
When every creature finds its inmost melody And every human heart its native cry Oh then in one enraptured hymn of praise We’ll sing "Christ be magnified!"
Chorus
O Christ be magnified Let His praise arise Christ be magnified in me O Christ be magnified From the altar of my life Christ be magnified in me
Bridge
I won’t bow to idols I’ll stand strong and worship You If it puts me in the fire I’ll rejoice ‘cause You’re there too I won’t be formed by feelings I hold
fast to what is true If the cross brings transformation Then I’ll be crucified with You 'Cause death is just the doorway Into resurrection life If I join You in Your sufferings Then I’ll join You when You rise And when You return in glory With all the angels and the saints My heart will still be singing And my
song will be the same
Chorus
O Christ be magnified Let His praise arise Christ be magnified in me O Christ be magnified From the altar of my life Christ be magnified in me
Amazing Grace

Verse 1
Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now I'm found Was blind but now I see
Verse 2
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed
Verse 3
Through many dangers toils and snares I have already come 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far And grace will lead me home
Verse 4
When we've been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we first begun
Build My Life

Verse 1
Worthy of ev'ry song we could ever sing Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe We live for You
Verse 2
Jesus the name above ev'ry other name Jesus the only one who could ever save Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe We live for You, we live for You
Chorus
Holy there is no one like You There is none beside You open up my eyes in wonder And show me who You are and fill me With Your heart and lead me in Your love to those around me
Verse 1
Worthy of ev'ry song we could ever sing Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe We live for You
Verse 2
Jesus the name above ev'ry other name Jesus the only one who could ever save Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe We live for You, we live for You
Chorus
Holy there is no one like You There is none beside You open up my eyes in wonder And show me who You are and fill me With Your heart and lead me in Your love to those around me
Bridge
I will build my life upon Your love It is a firm foundation I will put my trust in You alone And I will not be shaken
Chorus
Holy there is no one like You There is none beside You open up my eyes in wonder And show me who You are and fill me With Your heart and lead me in Your love to those around me

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