Payette United Methodist Church
January 15, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Gathering Hymn: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “My Life Is in You, Lord” TFWS# 2032
Responsive Reading: Psalm 40:1-11 (CEB) Leslie Olson
One: We put all our hope in the Lord.
Many: God leaned down to us; God listened to our cry for help.
One: God lifted us out of the pit of death, out of the mud and filth, and set our feet on solid rock.
Many: God steadied our legs and put a new song in our mouths, a song of praise for our God.
One: Many people will learn of this and be amazed; they will trust the Lord.
Many: Those who put their trust in the Lord, who pay no attention to the proud or to those who follow lies, are truly happy!
One: You, Lord our God! You’ve done so many things—your wonderful deeds and your plans for us--
no one can compare with you!
Many: If we were to proclaim and talk about all of them, they would be too numerous to count!
One: You don’t relish sacrifices or offerings; you don’t require entirely burned offerings or compensation offerings—but you have given us ears!
Many: So we said, “Here we come! We are inscribed in the written scroll. We want to do your will, our God. Your Instruction is deep within us.”
One: We’ve told the good news of your righteousness in the great assembly. We didn’t hold anything back—as you well know, Lord!
Many: We didn’t keep your righteousness only to ourselves. We declared your faithfulness and your salvation.
One: We didn’t hide your loyal love and trustworthiness from the great assembly. So now you, Lord--
don’t hold back any of your compassion from us.
Many: Let your loyal love and faithfulness always protect us.
One: This is our prayer.
Many: Lord, hear our prayer.
Opening Prayer (in unison) -Leslie Olson
O God, who by the leading of a star did manifest your only-begotten Son to all people: lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may behold your glory face-to-face; through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 49:1-7 (CEB)
Gospel Reading John 1:29-42 (CEB)
Praise Hymn “My Victory” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Spirit of the Living God” UMH#393
Message: Pastor Mary Beth 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 (CEB)
Praise Hymn: “There’s a Fountain Free” Music Team
Closing Hymn: “Become to Us the Living Bread” UMH#630 all vs
One: God of love, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of our savior Jesus the Messiah; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of Christ. And all the people said: Many: Amen.
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.