Payette United Methodist Church
April 23, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Easter People, Raise Your Voices” UHM#304 all vs.
Call to Worship - Glenora Wright
One: Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Many: The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
One: Shadow has been vanquished!
Many: The brilliant light of hope has come!
One: Come! Let us worship and celebrate the good news!
Many: Alleluia! Christ is risen! Amen!
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Glenora Wright
Lord, be with us this day: Within us to purify us; Above us to draw us up; Beneath us to sustain us; Before us to lead us; Behind us to restrain us; Around us to protect us. We ask you, O Master, to be our help. Rescue those in distress; Raise up the fallen; Assist the needy; Heal the sick; Feed the hungry; Release the captives; Revive the weak; Encourage those who lose heart. May we remember this day and always that you are the one true God, that Jesus Christ is your only Son, and that by the power of your Holy Spirit, we are enabled to do your work. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (CEB)
Praise Song “Death in His Grave” Music Team
Children’s Time Danny Crego
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” TFWS#2171 all vs.
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Luke 24:13-35 (CEB)
Praise Song “Come As You Are” Music Team
Closing Hymn: “For the Beauty of the Earth ” UMH#314 vs.1,2,4,6
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.
Many: And now, God, send us out to do the work that you have given us to do: to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To Christ, to you, and to the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, now and forever, Amen.
In the church calendar, we are in the season known as Eastertide, or Easter. In Eastertide, we remember the resurrected Christ and we anticipate our own resurrection. We can celebrate this season by looking for signs of new life in the world around us. In the church calendar, Easter lasts for seven weeks, bringing us to the season of Pentecost. The colors that mark Easter are white and gold.
Hugh Homan is in the hospital in Meridian. Keep him in your prayers.
James Boesch’s Aunt Cindy and his good friend Racquel passed away last week. Keep both families in your prayers.
Continue to pray for Floyd’s brother Frank, the Williamsons, Irene Jeffries, Shannon Osborn, Mike’s brother Jerry, Ron’s brother Jim, James’ mom Mary, Terry Hershey
Kathryn’s niece Emily and her soon to be born baby.
Joe Johnson, a Nyssa police officer was killed in the line of duty. Pray for his family and coworkers.
No Monday Morning Coffee With the Pastor this week.
Come see season 3 of The Chosen tonight at 6pm. Popcorn and soda will be served!
Next week’s service April 30th will be at Fruitland UMC at 9:30 with a meal following. Please plan to attend. There will be no service at PUMC.