Payette United Methodist Church
September 24, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” UMH#89 all vs.
Call to Worship - Glenora Wright
One: We are beautifully and wonderfully made.
Many: God says that is good.
One: We are made in God’s own image.
Many: Everything about us is holy.
One: Come, let us worship the God who sees us and calls us beloved!
Many: Let us worship the one who makes us new! Amen.
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Glenora Wright
God of love, you call us to love you, our neighbors, strangers, and our enemies as ourselves. The love you call us to starts when we love ourselves. Lord Christ, teach us to love as you love; teach us to love because you first loved us. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading Jonah 3:10-4:1 (CEB)
Praise Song: “Your Love Never Fails” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Pastor Mary Beth
Prayer Hymn: “Spirit of the Living God” UMH#393
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Romans 8:1-11 (CEB)
Praise Song: “While We Sing” 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.