Payette United Methodist Church
January 8, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Gathering Hymn: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “O Come All Ye Faithful” UMH#234 vs.1-3
Responsive Reading: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 (CEB)
One: God, give your judgments to the king. Give your righteousness to the king’s son.
Many: Let him judge your people with righteousness and your poor ones with justice.
One: Let the mountains bring peace to the people; let the hills bring righteousness.
Many: Let the king bring justice to people who are poor; let him save the children of those who are needy, but let him crush oppressors!
One: Let the king live as long as the sun, as long as the moon, generation to generation.
Many: Let him fall like rain upon fresh-cut grass, like showers that water the earth.
One: Let the righteous flourish throughout their lives, and let peace prosper until the moon is no more.
Many: Let the kings of Tarshish and the islands bring tribute; let the kings of Sheba and Seba present gifts.
One: Let all the kings bow down before him; let all the nations serve him.
Many: Let it be so, because he delivers the needy who cry out, the poor, and those who have no helper.
One: He has compassion on the weak and the needy; he saves the lives of those who are in need.
Many: He redeems their lives from oppression and violence; their blood is precious in his eyes.
One: This is our prayer.
Many: Lord, hear our prayer.
Opening Prayer (in unison)
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 60:1-6 (CEB)
New Testament Reading - Matthew 2:1-12 (CEB)
Praise Hymn “The First Noel” UMH#245 vs. 1,3,5
Children’s Time Dianne Kinney
Reaffirmation of Baptism
Prayer Hymn: “As The Deer” TFWS#2025
Message: Danny Crego Ephesians 3: 1-12 (NRSV)
Praise Hymn: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” UMH#526 all vs.
Closing Hymn: “Joy to the World” UMH#246 vs. 1,2
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.
Thank you for worshipping with us today!