Payette United Methodist Church
November 13, 2022 – 11:00 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Gathering Hymn: “Family of God”
I’m so glad I’m a part of the family of God
I’ve been washed in the fountain,
cleansed by His blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus
as we travel this sod,
For I’m part of the family,
the family of God.
Calling Song: “Sing Praise To God ” UMH#126 vs.1,2,4
Sing praise to God who reigns above,
the God of all creation,
the God of power, the God of love,
the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled
and every faithless murmur stilled:
To God all praise and glory.
The Lord is never far away,
but through all grief distressing,
an ever present help and stay,
our peace and joy and blessing.
As with a mother's tender hand,
God gently leads the chosen band:
To God all praise and glory.
Let all who name Christ's holy name
give God all praise and glory;
let all who own his power proclaim
aloud the wondrous story!
Cast each false idol from its throne,
for Christ is Lord, and Christ alone:
To God all praise and glory.
Responsive Reading: Psalm 98 (MSG) - Dianne Kinney
One: Sing to God a new song. God has done wonderful things!
Many: God made history with salvation, showing the world what God could do.
One: God has remembered God’s promise of faithful love to God’s people. The whole earth comes to attention. Look—God’s work of salvation!
Many: Shout your praises to God, everybody! Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!
One: Round up an orchestra to play for God, Add on a hundred-voice choir.
Many: Feature trumpets and big trombones, Fill the air with praises to King God.
One: Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause, With everything living on earth joining in.
Many: Let ocean breakers call out, “Encore!” And mountains harmonize the finale--
One: A tribute when God comes to set the earth right.
Many: God will put the world right, will establish justice, will make all things new.
One: This is our prayer.
Many: Lord, hear our prayer.
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Dianne Kinney
We proclaim the greatness of the Lord, and our spirits rejoice in God our Savior! For you, Lord, have looked with favor on your lowly servants. You, the Almighty, have done great things for us and holy is your name. You have mercy on those who fear you from generation to generation. You have shown strength with your arm and scattered the proud in their conceit, casting down the mighty from their thrones and lifting up the lowly. You have filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. You have come to the aid of your people, to remember the promise of mercy, the promise made to our forebears, to Abraham and Sarah and their children for ever. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.
Scripture Readings - Dianne Kinney
One: God, open our hearts and minds by the power of the Holy Spirit, that as the scriptures are read
and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today.
O Lord our God, you gave your law that righteousness might abound: Put it into our hearts to love
justice for others as much as we desire it for ourselves, that, as we know you to be our judge, so we
may welcome your reign as it is manifested through Jesus Christ our savior; to whom, with you and the
Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. And all the people said:
Old Testament Reading: Malachi 4:1-2a (CEB)
Look, the day is coming,
burning like an oven.
All the arrogant ones and all those doing evil will become straw.
The coming day will burn them,
says the Lord of heavenly forces,
leaving them neither root nor branch.
But the sun of righteousness will rise on those revering my name;
healing will be in its wings.
One: The story of God for the people of God!
Many: Thanks be to God!
New Testament Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 (CEB)
Brothers and sisters, we command you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to stay away from every
brother or sister who lives an undisciplined life that is not in line with the traditions that you received
from us. You yourselves know how you need to imitate us because we were not undisciplined when we
were with you. We didn’t eat anyone’s food without paying for it. Instead, we worked night and day
with effort and hard work so that we would not impose on you. We did this to give you an example to
imitate, not because we didn’t have a right to insist on financial support. Even when we were with you
we were giving you this command: “If anyone doesn’t want to work, they shouldn’t eat.” We hear that
some of you are living an undisciplined life. They aren’t working, but they are meddling in other
people’s business. By the Lord Jesus Christ, we command and encourage such people to work quietly
and put their own food on the table. Brothers and sisters, don’t get discouraged in doing what is right.
One: The story of God for the people of God.
Many: Thanks be to God!
Advent Candle Lighting - Dianne Kinney
One: As we light this second Advent candle, we remember that Christ, who can be called Adoni, is
mighty, but Christ's might is expressed through loving service and self-sacrifice, and not through
force, coercion, or domination. As we light this candle, our prayer is that we may learn to imitate the
might of loving service and self-sacrifice. And all the people said:
Sing Together: ”O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
O come, A-do-nai, Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Praise Hymn “Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding” Music Team
Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is near," we hear it say.
"Cast away the works of darkness,
all you children of the day!"
See, the Lamb, so long expected,
comes with pardon down from heav'n.
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
one and all, to be forgiv'n;
So, when next he comes in glory
and the world is wrapped in fear,
he will shield us with his mercy
and with words of love draw near.
Honor, glory, might, dominion
to the Father and the Son
with the everlasting Spirit
while eternal ages run!
Prayers of the People - Danny Crego
One: O God, in Christ you give us hope for a new heaven and a new earth. Grant us wisdom to interpret the signs of our times, courage to stand in the time of trial, and faith to witness to your truth and love.
God of mercy and healing, you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.
Are there any requests?
(The congregation is invited to speak their requests. After each request is spoken, we all respond in unison, “Lord, hear us.”)
One: In joyful expectation of his coming to our aid we pray to Jesus.
O Adoni, Come to your Church as Lord and judge. We pray for the unity of your holy church, for our bishop, Rev. Elaine Stanovsky; for our future bishop, Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth; for our District Superintendent, Rev. Karen Hernandez; for the General Church; for our sister churches in our conference, our denomination, and all over the world; and all other churches and clergy, that they may faithfully proclaim the Gospel and faithfully administer the sacraments. Help us to live in the light of your coming and give us a longing for your kingdom.
Life-giving God, heal our lives, that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds and offer you thanks from generation to generation through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
And now, because we often fail to love, because we acknowledge that we are sinners living in sinful systems, and because we acknowledge that we are all in need of God’s mercy and grace, let us confess our sins.
Many: God of the living and the dead,
We confess that we have sinned against you by what we have done and by what we have not done,
We remember our broken promises and missed opportunities;
The gifts we have taken for granted;
The love we have not shown or returned;
Forgive us, comfort and heal us, lift our guilt from us,
That we may walk in freedom and grace to the glory of your name.
One: May God who is both power and love forgive us and free us from our sins; heal and strength us by the power of the Holy Spirit; and bring us to new life through Christ our Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are a forgiven people!
Many: Thanks be to God!
Praise God, from whom all blessing flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Prayer Hymn: “There’s Something About That Name” UMH#171
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
There’s just something about that name!
Master, Savior, Jesus!
Like the fragrance after the rain.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
Let all heaven and earth proclaim:
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away,
But there’s something about that name!
Message: Pastor Mary Beth - Luke 21:5-19 (CEB)
One: This is the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Many: Glory to you, Lord Christ!
One: Some people were talking about the temple, how it was decorated with beautiful stones and ornaments dedicated to God. Jesus said, “As for the things you are admiring, the time is coming when not even one stone will be left upon another. All will be demolished.”
They asked him, “Teacher, when will these things happen? What sign will show that these things are about to happen?”
Jesus said, “Watch out that you aren’t deceived. Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I’m the one!’ and ‘It’s time!’ Don’t follow them. When you hear of wars and rebellions, don’t be alarmed. These things must happen first, but the end won’t happen immediately.”
Then Jesus said to them, “Nations and kingdoms will fight against each other. There will be great earthquakes and wide-scale food shortages and epidemics. There will also be terrifying sights and great signs in the sky. But before all this occurs, they will take you into custody and harass you because of your faith. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will provide you with an opportunity to testify. Make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance. I’ll give you words and wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to counter or contradict. You will be betrayed by your parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, and friends. They will execute some of you. Everyone will hate you because of my name. Still, not a hair on your heads will be lost. By holding fast, you will gain your lives.
This is the Gospel of our Lord.
Many: Praise to you, Lord Christ!
Praise Hymn: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” Music Team
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing is His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.
King of kings, Yet born of Mary,
As of old earth He stood,
Lord of lords, In human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful.
His own self for heavenly food.
Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
As Light of light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.
At His feet the six-winged seraph,
Cherubim, With sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to His presence
as with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia! Lord Most High!
One: The Lord be with you!
Many: And also with you!
One: Lift up your hearts!
Many: We lift them up to the Lord!
One: Let us give thanks!
Many: It is just and right to give thanks!
One: It is just and right and a good and joyful thing always and everywhere to give our thanks and praise to God.
So let us pray:
God, you hear our cry and listen to our prayer. Grant that we may know that our redeemer lives and, trusting in you, be confident that we will not be lost or forgotten.
We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed. Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again.
(Lift the bread, break it) We remember that on the night that our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed, he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it and he gave it to his disciples and said, “This is my body, given for you. Take and eat - all of you - in remembrance of me.”
(Lift the cup) Likewise, after the supper, he took the cup, and after giving thanks, he said, “This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for the forgiveness of sin. Do this in remembrance of me.”
And so, Lord God, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in our Lord Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with the sacrifice of Christ for us, as we proclaim the mystery of our faith:
Many: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
One: Because we all partake of the one bread and the one cup, we, though we are many, are one. So let us join in together in praying the prayer that the Lord taught all of the disciples to pray. Let us be so bold as to say:
Many: Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
Forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors,
Save us from the time of trial,
And deliver us from evil.
For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.
One: God of salvation, pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood.
By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And all God’s people said:
One: (Give instructions for coming forward to receive) The Table is prepared. All who are hungry and thirsty are invited to come forward to receive these gifts of grace. May Christ be fully formed in you. Come forward as you’re ready.
Commitment Hymn: “Go Forth for God” UMH#670 vs. 1,4
Go forth for God, go to the world in peace;
be of good courage, armed with heavenly grace,
in God's good Spirit daily to increase,
till in the kingdom we see face to face.
Go forth for God, go to the world in peace.
Go forth for God, go to the world in joy,
to serve God's people every day and hour,
and serving Christ, our every gift employ,
rejoicing in the Holy Spirit's power.
Go forth for God, go to the world in joy.
Sending Forth/Unison Benediction
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.
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: May the peace of the Lord go with us, wherever God may send us. May we embody the love, grace, and mercy of Christ to those we meet along the way. Amen
Thank you for worshiping with us today!
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