Payette United Methodist Church
October 22, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace “Family of God
Calling Song: “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” UMH#158 vs.1-3 .
Call to Worship Macy Steckley
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) Macy Steckley
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 Psalm 96 (CEB)
Praise Song: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Jesus, United by Thy Grace ” UMH#561 vs 1,2,6
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Matthew 5:43-48 (CEB)
Praise Song: “They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love”
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, we thank God for all that is; God has given us all that is, and God calls us to give; God loves us, and God calls us to love; God has served us, and God calls us to serve; may it be so. Amen.
Continue to pray for: Jim Warzyn, Shannon Osborn, Olivia Bybee, Lis Williamson, Teresa’s grandson, Hugh Homan, Tory, Josh, Darby, Bonnie Hall, Annie’s mom, Selby and her kids, Bob Maynard, and the family and friends of Daniella Perez .
Larry Jeffries is not doing well. Keep Larry and Irene in your prayers.
Ron Collingwood’s granddaughter passed away. Keep Roxanne and family in your prayers.