Payette United Methodist Church
August 20, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “My Life Flows On ” TWS#2212 vs.1,2,4
Call to Worship Sharon Wada
One: We are woven together out of stardust and filled with the breath of God.
Many: We offer thanks for the divinity in our breath.
One: We are filled with life discovering itself.
Many: We are in awe of the image of God written on the face of our neighbor.
One: We are abundant just as God is abundant because God is alive in us.
Many: We are humbled by the fullness of experience God has gifted us.
One: We are part of the vision of abundance God has for the earth.
Many: We are nurtured by the life around us in creation, and we seek to nurture creation in return.
One: We gather to witness the Spirit of God alive in this community.
Many: We celebrate the Spirit of fullness that is alive in each of us!
Opening Prayer (in unison) Sharon Wada
God of justice and kindness, you have called and claimed us. We want to follow in your way. Your work for us is the work of justice; your path for us is the path of kindness; may we follow your dream. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 (CEB)
Praise Song: “Forever” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Pastor Mary Beth
Prayer Hymn: “The Servant Song” TFWS#2222 vs. 2-4, 6
Message: Danny Crego Acts 8:26-39 (CEB)
Praise Song: “You Changed My Name” Music Team
Sending Forth/Benediction Pastor Mary Beth
May God bless you and keep you; may God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; may God’s countenance be lifted upon you and give you peace, from this day forth and forevermore.
Love’s wonder lives in us; let us live in love.
Love’s music sings through us; let us sing love’s song.
Love’s anguish weeps through us; let us weep love’s tears.
Love’s power heals through us; let us heal with love.
Love’s welcome works through us; let us offer love.