Payette United Methodist Church
October 15, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace “Family of God
Calling Song: “Joy In the Morning” TFWS#2284 all vs.
Call to Worship - Mike Hall
One: Come, let us gather with a spirit of gratitude for what is alive in each of us; for the fullness of life outside of us; for the wildness of life that we are invited into.
Many: Let us come together with joyful hearts to worship God our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer! Amen.
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Mike Hall
God of love, you created all people with amazing diversity: by your grace, guide us to recognize the belovedness and worth of all whom you have made. Give us the generosity of spirit to recognize your face in all people, and to practice your command to love one another, that we may bring peace among all persons of all colors, origins, and abilities; amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading Isaiah 25:6-9 (CEB)
Hymn: “Give Thanks” TFWS#2036
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Thy Word Is a Lamp” UMH#601 all vs.
Message: Rev. Robert Walters
Sending Forth/Benediction Danny Crego
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.
As we go from this place, may we seek justice; for God delights in justice, and our neighbors deserve justice; for we are not free until all of our siblings are free as well; for our spirits cannot rest until all find rest. May the God of love direct us in all our ways. Amen.
Continue to pray for: Ron’s brother Jim, Shannon Osborn, Olivia Bybee, Lis Williamson, Teresa’s grandson, Hugh Homan, Carmen’s cousin Tory, Josh Seals
Bonnie Hall as she heals from knee replacement.
Caleb Smith’s grandfather passed away last week. Please keep his family in your prayers.