Payette United Methodist Church
November 12, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace “Family of God”
Calling Song: “God of Grace & God of Glory” UMH#577 vs.1,3,4
Call to Worship - Lyna Wilkins
One: Arise, O Church, and look!
Many: The night is nearly over; the day is almost here!
One: We know not when the Lord is coming.
Many: So let us put aside the deeds of shadow and put on the armor of light.
One: Come! Let us worship the Lord as we await God’s appearing!
Many: May the light of Christ shine in the shadow! God’s Kingdom endures forever!
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Lyna Wilkins
We proclaim the greatness of the Lord, and our spirits rejoice in God our Savior! For you, Lord, have looked with favor on your lowly servants. You, the Almighty, have done great things for us and holy is your name. You have mercy on those who fear you from generation to generation. You have shown strength with your arm and scattered the proud in their conceit, casting down the mighty from their thrones and lifting up the lowly. You have filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. You have come to the aid of your people, to remember the promise of mercy, the promise made to our forebears, to Abraham and Sarah and their children for ever. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (CEB)
Advent Candle Lighting Lyna Wilkins
Sing Together “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Music Team
Praise Song: “Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Offering Prayer Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” UMH#79 vs.1,2,4
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 (CEB)
Praise Song: “God Help Me to Be” Music Team
Sending Forth/Benediction Pastor Mary Beth
This Advent and always, remain watchful with your eyes on Christ, whose birth in a manger is a promise of his coming again in glory. And may the blessing of God the All-Loving, Christ the Son, and the God the Holy Spirit be with you now and forevermore.
This Advent season, may we go forth as people of living hope. May we live as if we believe God’s promises are true. Christ has come, and Christ will come again. Come, Lord Jesus! Amen.
Continue to pray for: Jim Warzyn, Shannon Osborn, Olivia Bybee, Lis Williamson, Hugh Homan, Tory, Josh, Annie’s mom Katie, Bob Maynard, Larry and Irene Jeffries