Payette United Methodist Church
October 23, 2022 – 11:00 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Gathering Hymn: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord” UMH#540 all vs.
Responsive Reading: Psalm 84:1-7 (CEB) - Danny Crego
One: How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord of heavenly forces!
Many: Our very beings long, even yearn, for the Lord’s courtyards. Our hearts and our bodies will rejoice out loud to the living God!
One: Yes, the sparrow too has found a home there; the swallow has found herself a nest where she can lay her young beside your altars, Lord of heavenly forces, our King, our God!
Many: Those who live in your house are truly happy; they praise you constantly. Selah!
One: Those who put their strength in you are truly happy; pilgrimage is in their hearts.
Many: As they pass through the Baca Valley, they make it a spring of water.
One: Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings.
Many: They go from strength to strength, until they see the supreme God in Zion.
One: This is our prayer.
Many: Lord, hear our prayer.
Opening Prayer - Danny Crego
God of love, to whom our hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse our hearts by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord, amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Old Testament Reading Sirach 35:12-17 (CEB)
Gospel Reading p.81 Luke 18:9-14(CEB)
Children’s Time Charlene Wimpy
Praise Hymn “There’s a Fountain Free” Music Team
Prayers of the People
Prayer Hymn: “Soon and Very Soon” UMH#706 all vs.
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Revelation 22:1-7, 20-21 (CEB)
Response Song “The Blessing” Music Team
Commitment Hymn: “Joy in the Morning” TFWS#2284 all vs.
Sending Forth/Unison Benediction
One: 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. Amen.
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