Payette United Methodist Church
November 6, 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: “Praise the Source of Faith and Learning ” TFWS#2004 vs.1,2
Responsive Reading: Psalm 17:1-9 (CEB)
One: Listen to what’s right, Lord; pay attention to our cry! Listen closely to our prayer; it’s spoken by lips that don’t lie!
Many: Our justice comes from you; let your eyes see what is right!
One: You have examined out hearts, testing us at night.
Many: You’ve looked us over closely, but haven’t found anything wrong. Our mouths do not sin.
One: But these other people’s deeds? We have avoided such violent ways by the command from your lips.
Many: Our steps are set firmly on your paths; our feet haven’t slipped.
One: We cry out to you because you answer us. So tilt your ears toward us now—listen to what we’re saying!
Many: Manifest your faithful love in amazing ways because you are the one who saves those who take refuge in you, saving them from their attackers by your strong hand.
One: Watch us with the very pupil of your eye! Hide us in the protection of your wings,
Many: away from the wicked, away from deadly enemies!
One: This is our prayer.
Many: Lord, hear our prayer.
Opening Prayer (in unison)
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
New Testament Reading p.206, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 (CEB)
Advent Candle Lighting
Sing Together: ”O Come, O Come Emmanuel” UMH#211 vs.2
Praise Hymn “Light of Those Whose Weary Dwelling”
Prayers of the People
Prayer Hymn: “Open Our Eyes” TFWS#2086
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Luke 6:27-38 (CEB)
Praise Hymn: “Prepare the Way”
Commitment Hymn: “Since Jesus Came into My Heart” TFWS#2140 vs. 1,2,5
Sending Forth/Unison Benediction
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