Payette United Methodist Church
January 29, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Gathering Hymn: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright” UMH#679 vs.1,2,4
Call to Worship - Leslie Olson
One: Arise! Shine! Your light has come;
Many: the Lord’s glory has shone upon everyone.
One: Though shadow covers the earth and gloom the nations
Many: the Lord will shine; God’s glory will appear to all!
One: Come! Let us worship the LORD of creation!
Many: All people will come into God’s light!
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 Micah 6:1-8 (CEB)
Gospel Reading Matthew 5:1-12 (NSRV)
Praise Hymn “What Joy” Music Team
Children’s Time Glenora Wright
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Near to the Heart of God” UMH#472 v.2
Message: Pastor Mary Beth 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (CEB)
Praise Hymn: “Living Hope” Music Team
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.
Closing Hymn: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” UMH#298 all vs.
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.
Peyton for whom we have prayed for several years is now facing more challenges.
Continue to pray for Irene Jeffries, Hugh Homan, Deanna’s brother John, Shannon Osborn, Lyna’s friend Donna, the Hollaway and Williamson families.
Please pray for Brandon’s family with the loss of his Uncle Scott.