Payette United Methodist Church
August 20, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Marching to Zion” UMH#733 vs. 1,2,4
Call to Worship - Caleb Smith
One: We are woven together out of stardust and filled with the breath of God. 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. We are humbled by the fullness of experience God has gifted us.
Many: We are part of the vision of abundance God has for the earth.
One: We are nurtured by the life around us in creation, and we seek to nurture creation in return. 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) - Caleb Smith
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 51:1-6 (CEB)
Praise Song: “You Changed My Name” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Message: Kathryn Tompkins and Lizzy Briggs
Prayer Hymn: “Wash, O God” UMH#605 vs1,2
Reaffirmation of Baptism Liturgy Pastor Mary Beth
Praise Song: “There’s a Fountain Free” 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.