Payette United Methodist Church
March 19, 2023 – 11:00 AM
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Surely the Presence of the Lord” UMH #328 2x
Call to Worship – Dianne Kinney
One: Bless the Lord, who forgives all sin.
Many: God's mercy endures forever!
One: Come, let us worship the God of grace.
Many: Lord, have mercy on us, and grant us your salvation.
Opening Prayer (in unison) – Dianne Kinney
Lord, make us instruments of your peace; where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; where there is despair, hope; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are brought to abundant life. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Scripture Reading Ephesians 5:8-14 (CEB)
Lenten Candle Liturgy
Praise Song “Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling” Music Team
Children’s Time Dianne Kinney
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Prayer Hymn: “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” UMH #381 vs.1 & 2
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Psalm 23 (NRSV)
Praise Song “You Never Let Go” 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: “I Come with Joy” UMH#617 vs. 1, 3, & 5
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.
J. Wilson had minor surgery on March 8th. He is doing well!
Laura Tompkins had surgery on Thursday to treat thyroid cancer. Please keep Laura and her family in your prayers.
Deanna Carr is recovering from hip replacement surgery.
Continue to pray for Irene Jeffries, Hugh Homan, Shannon Osborn, Mike’s brother Jerry, Ron’s brother Jim, James’ mom Mary, Annie Crego’s mom and grandma, and Ron and Terry Hershey.