Payette United Methodist Church
January 22, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Gathering Hymn: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Come, Thou Almighty King” UMH#61 vs. 1-3
Responsive Reading: Psalm 27:1, 4-9 (CEB) - Glenora Wright
One: The Lord is my light and my salvation. Should I fear anyone?
Many: The Lord is a fortress protecting my life. Should I be frightened of anything?
One: I have asked one thing from the Lord—it’s all I seek: to live in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, seeing the Lord’s beauty and constantly adoring God’s temple.
Many: Because God will shelter me in God’s own dwelling during troubling times; God will hide me in a secret place in God’s own tent; God will set me up high, safe on a rock.
One: Now my head is higher than the enemies surrounding me, and I will offer sacrifices in God’s tent—sacrifices with shouts of joy! I will sing and praise the Lord.
Many: Lord, listen to my voice when I cry out—have mercy on me and answer me!
One: Come, my heart says, seek God’s face.
Many: Lord, I do seek your face! Please don’t hide it from me!
One: Don’t push your servant aside angrily—you have been my help!
Many: God who saves me, don’t neglect me! Don’t leave me all alone!
One: This is our prayer.
Many: Lord, hear our prayer.
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Glenora Wright
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 9:1-4 (CEB)
Gospel Reading Matthew 4:12-23 (CEB)
Praise Hymn “My Victory” Music Team
Children’s Time Leslie Olson
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Near to the Heart of God” UMH#472 v.1
Message: Pastor Mary Beth 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (CEB)
Praise Hymn: “Your Peace Will Make Us One” Music Team
Closing Hymn: “I Come With Joy” UMH#617 vs. 3-5
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:
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.