Payette United Methodist Church
October 8, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace “Family of God
Calling Song: “Where Charity and Love Prevail” UMH#549 vs.1,2,5
Call to Worship Caleb Smith
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) Caleb Smith
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 80:7-15 (CEB)
Praise Song “Heal Our Land” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Pastor Mary Beth
Prayer Hymn: Breathe On Me, Breath of God UMH#420 vs.1,2,4
Message: Danny Crego Titus 2:11-15 (CEB)
Praise Song: “Come As You Are” Music Team
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, Steve Simonson, Teresa’s grandson, Hugh Homan, Carmen’s cousin Tory, Josh Seals, Selby Wright and family and Glenora who is recovering from pleurisy.
Bonnie Hall had knee replacement surgery on Thursday.
Gary Williamson passed away last week. His funeral will be on Oct. 13th at 11:00 a.m. Please pray for his family.