Payette United Methodist Church
September 3, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Christ is Alive” UMH#318 vs. 1,2,4,5
Call to Worship Mike Hall
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) Mike Hall
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 Romans 12:9-21 (CEB)
Praise Song: “All Creatures” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Genesis 1:25-31a (CEB)
Prayer Hymn: “Let There Be Peace on Earth” UMH#431
Praise Song: “God Help Me to Be” 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.
In the church calendar, we are in the season of Ordinary Time. During this season, we remember that God is still God in the simple, ordinary, and mundane. The color for this season is green to signify new life and growth; it reminds us that even in the ordinary, God is at work making all things new.