Payette United Methodist Church
October 1, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace
Calling Song: “Forever”
Call to Worship - Leslie Olson
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) - Leslie Olson
Lord, make us instruments of your peace; where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is sadness, joy; and where there is darkness, light. O Divine Master, grant that we may not seek to be consoled as much as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying to ourselves that we are brought to abundant life. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading Genesis 1:20-31a (CEB)
Prayers of the People and Blessing of the Pets Pastor Mary Beth
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Genesis 1:20-31a (CEB)
Praise Song: “All Creatures” 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.
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, Mary Boesch, Terry Hershey, Olivia Bybee, Steve Simonson, Teresa’s grandson, Hugh Homan and the Hood’s relative, Laurie, Carmen’s cousin Tory, Gary and Lis Williamson, Hugh Homan and Glenora who is fighting pleurisy.
Glenora’s granddaughter Selby lost her husband, Johnny Bezates in a car wreck last week. Please pray for his whole family including his 3-year-old daughter Gray Lee and 1-year-old son Gus.