Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 07, 2021
317 SW 2nd Street Fruitland, Idaho

Worship guidelines

 

 

 

Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

March 7, 2021

Third Sunday of Lent – Holy Communion

 
Prelude: In the Cross of Christ I Glory, Rathbun tune arr. Larry Shackley                                        
 

Welcome
 

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle
 

Interlude: The Old Rugged Cross by George Bennard
 
                                            
Inviting the neighborhood to worship
 
 
Call to Worship: 
 
 
Calling Song​    I Come with Joy       ​​​UMH #617
 
I come with joy to meet my Lord, 
forgiven, loved and free, 
in awe and wonder to recall 
his life laid down for me, 
his life laid down for me.
 
And thus with joy we meet our Lord, 
His presence always near, 
is in such friendship better known; 
we see and praise him here, 
we see and praise him here.
 
 
The Apostles Creed
 
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
 
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, 
 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 
 
born of the Virgin Mary, 
 
suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
 
was crucified, died, and was buried; 
 
he descended to the dead. 
 
On the third day he rose again;​
 
he ascended into heaven, 
 
is seated at the right hand of the Father, 
 
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
 
the holy universal church, 
 
the communion of saints, 
 
the forgiveness of sins, 
 
the resurrection of the body, 
 
and life everlasting.
 
Unison Invocation​​​​​​​
 
O God our Father, who sent your Son to be King of kings 
and Lord of lords; 
 
we pray that all the kingdoms of this world 
 
may become His kingdom 
 
and learn from him the way of grace and truth. 
In His name we pray. Amen.
 
 
Old Testament Reading​​​​​       Exodus 20:1-17
 
New Testament Reading​​​​     1 Corinthians 1:18-25
 
 
Message​​ “He Knew what was in them”           John 2:13-25
 
 
 
The Communion Service
 
 
  Communion Hymn      Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus​      
 
O soul, are you weary and troubled;
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior
And life more abundant and free.
 
 
 
(Refrain) Turn your eyes upon Jesus. 
Look full in his wonderful face.
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim 
in the light of his glory and grace.
 
 
Through death into life everlasting
He passed and we follow him there.
Over us sin no more has dominion
For more than conquerors we are! Turn your eyes . . .
 
 
 
Our Lord invites to his table all who love him, 
 
Who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.
 
Let us confess our sin before God and one another.
 
 
 
  Prayer of Confession and Pardon
 
 
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
 
Our faith has been tested and we have stumbled.
 
Our feet have strayed from the path of Christ and we have wandered from you.
 
We have put our faith in the loud voices of this world, ignoring your whispers.
 
Forgive us, we pray.
 
We do want to follow Jesus, the Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
 
 
 
Hear the good news;
 
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. That proves God’s love for us.
 
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
 
 
 
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
 
Thanks be to God!
 
 
 Bread and Cup
 
Please take the bread.
 
Please take the cup.
 
Please pray:
 
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
 
in which “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
 
Strengthen us in mind, body and soul for the days ahead.
 
May your Spirit fill us as we live and pray in Jesus’ name.
 
Amen.
 
 
 
Benediction
 
May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you 
wherever he may send you.
 
May he guide you through the wilderness, 
 
protect you through the storm.
 
May he bring you home rejoicing 
at the wonders he has shown you.
 
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
 
 
 
Postlude: Ev'ry time I feel the Spirit, African- American spiritual, arr. by Dan Fox
 

(CCLI Licens#1552544)

 

Recording crew:

 

Glenora Wright

 

Iran Trenkel

 

Jeff and Leslie Ward

Jim and Pam Hardenbrook

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

 

 

February 28, 2021

 

Second Sunday of Lent

Prelude: O How He loves You and Me, by Kurt Kaiser     

Welcome

Interlude: Beneath the Cross of Jesus, St. Christopher tune arr. By Frederich Maher​    

  

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship

  Calling Song​   ​       Bless His Holy Name​​    TFWS #2015         

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, 

and all that is within me, bless his holy name. (Repeat)

 

He has done great things, he has done great things, he has done great things, bless his holy name.
 
Bless the Lord, O my soul, 
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
 
  Responsive Reading from Psalm 22:22-24
Leader: I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.
People: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! 
Leader: Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
All: For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
  
Unison Invocation​​​​
 
Heavenly Father, by the power of your Holy Spirit 
open our eyes, ears, hearts, and minds 
to your presence 
so that today we may worship you 
and be equipped to faithfully serve you.
We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Old Testament Reading​​​​             Genesis17:15-17

New Testament Reading​​​​              Romans 4:18-24    

God’s Word for God’s people

Thanks be to God

 

Choruses​​           Change My Heart and Spirit of the Living God

 

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true.

Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.

You are the Potter, I am the clay.

Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.

Change my heart O God, make it ever true.

Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.

 

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

 

Prayers of the People    

 

Message​                   “What Good is That?”​          Mark 8:31-38             

 

Commitment Hymn​      Take My Life, and Let It Be         UMH #399                

 

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.

Take my moments and my days; 

let them flow in ceaseless praise. 

Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love. Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

 
Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is thine own, it shall be thy royal throne. Take my love, my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.
 
Benediction
May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you 
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness, 
protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing 
at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
 
Postlude: I Love You, Lord, by Laurie Klein 
 
Recording crew:
Lyna Kittlemann Wilkins
Iran Trenkel
Jeff and Leslie Ward
Jim and Pam Hardenbrook
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

February 21, 2021

First Sunday of Lent

 

Prelude: God of Grace and God of Glory, Ancient Welsh tune arranged by Fred Bock     

 
Welcome
 
Interlude: Down to the River to Pray, African American spiritual arranged by Sharon Wilson                            
 
 
Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

Calling Song                  It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord                 UMH #352

 

Refrain: It’s me (it’s me, it’s me), O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

It’s me (it’s me, it’s me), O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

 

Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O Lord.

Standing in the need of prayer.

Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O Lord.

Standing in the need of prayer.

It’s me (it’s me, it’s me), O Lord...

 

Not the preacher, not the deacon, but it’s me, O Lord.

Standing in the need of prayer.

Not the preacher, not the deacon, but it’s me, O Lord.

Standing in the need of prayer.

It’s me (it’s me, it’s me), O Lord…

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 25:1-5

Leader: In you, Lord, my God, I put my trust.

People: I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, do not let my enemies triumph over me.

Leader: No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

All: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God, my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

 

   Unison Invocation                                  A Liturgy for Common Radicals

 

Heavenly Father, we pray you will keep us humble enough to learn from those whom we least expect to be our teachers. Help us to listen for your truth.

We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Hymn                                            Steal Away                      UMH #704                         

Steal away, steal away; steal away to Jesus.

Steal away, steal away home.

I ain’t got long to stay here.

 

Green trees a-bending, poor sinners stand a-trembling;

The trumpet sounds within-a my soul.

I ain’t got long to stay here.

 

Steal away, steal away; steal away to Jesus.

Steal away, steal away home.

I ain’t got long to stay here

 

Old Testament Reading                                                      Genesis 9:8-17

New Testament Reading                                                   1 Peter 3:18-22   

God’s Word for God’s people

Thanks be to God

 

Prayers of the People   

Message                         “The Time Has Come”             Mark 1:9-15            

 

Commitment Hymn          There is a Balm in Gilead           UMH #375

Refrain: There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole;

There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.

 

Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my work’s in vain.

But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.

There is a balm…

 

Don’t ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend,

And if you look for knowledge hei’ll ne’er refuse to lend.

There is a balm…

 

If you can’t preach like Peter, if you can’t pray like Paul,

Just tell the love of Jesus, and say he died for all.

There is a balm…

 

Benediction

May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

 

Postlude: Down to the River to Pray/On Jordan’s Stormy Banks, African-American spiritual arranged by Glenda Austin

 

Recording crew:

Iran Trenkel

Jeff and Leslie Ward

Jim and Pam Hardenbrook

 
(CCLI License #1552544)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

February 14, 2021

Transfiguration Sunday - Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude: Open my eyes that I may see, by David Hegarty     

Welcome

Interlude: Steal away, African American spiritual, arr. Philip Keveren                            

 

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

Calling Song                       Holy Ground                      TFWS #2272

 

We are standing on holy ground,

and I know that there are angels all around;

Let us praise Jesus now; we are standing

in his presence on holy ground.

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 50:1-6

Leader: The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.

People: From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth.

Leader: Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.

People: He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people.

Leader: “Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me.”

All: And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God alone is judge!

 

   Unison Invocation                                                      UMH #259

Holy God, upon the mountain you revealed our Messiah,

who by his death and resurrection would fulfill

both the law and the prophets.

By his transfiguration enlighten our path

So that we dare to suffer and serve with him

sharing the joy of his company,

and the everlasting glory of him

who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, for ever. Amen

 

Hymn                     Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                 UMH #703

 

Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home;

Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.

 

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see,

Coming for to carry me home?

A band of angels coming after me,

Coming for to carry me home. Swing low…

 

If you get there before I do, coming for to carry me home;

Tell all my friends I’m coming too,

Coming for to carry me home. Swing low…

 

I’m sometimes up, I’m sometimes down,

Coming for to carry me home;

But still my soul feels heavenly bound,

Coming for to carry me home. Swing low…

 

Old Testament Reading                                             2 Kings 2:1-12

New Testament Reading                                    2 Corinthians 4:3-6   

God’s Word for God’s people

Thanks be to God

 

Prayers of the People   

Message                            “Listen to Him”                             Mark 9:2-9            

 

Commitment Hymn          Open our Eyes                       TFWS 2086

 

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,

To reach out and touch him, and say that we love him.

Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen.

Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.

Benediction

May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

 

Postlude: Mine eyes have seen the glory, words by Julia Ward Howe; music by William Steffe

Announcements

Recording crew:

Jim and Pam Hardenbrook

Iran Trenkel

Jeff and Leslie Ward

 

(CCLI License #1552544)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

 

February 7, 2021

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

 

Prelude: “What wondrous Love is This?” arr. Larry Shackley

 

Welcome

Interlude: “There is a Balm in GileadAfrican-American spiritual, arr. Philip Keveren                        

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

 Calling Song                Thy Word Is a Lamp                  UMH #601   

 

Refrain

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.

 

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way,

still you’re there right beside me,

and nothing will I fear as long as you are near.

Please be near me to the end.

 

Refrain

 

Now I will not forget your love for me and yet
my heart forever is wandering.

Jesus, be my guide and hold me to your side,

and I will love you to the end.

 

Refrain

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 147

Leader: Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God.

People: He covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow on the hills.

Leader: Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

People: His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the power of human legs;

All: The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

 

   Unison Invocation

Almighty God, we thank you for all those in whose words and writings your truth has come to us.

For those who wrote the Hebrew Bible;

For those who wrote the New Testament;

For the inspiration of the Holy Spirit;

For all whom in every generation have taught and explained and preached the word of Holy Scripture;

We thank you, O God.

Give us minds that can see at once the difference between the true and the false

So that nothing false may ever take us from the Way, the Truth, and the Life in whose name we pray.

Amen.

 

Hymn                                 Guide My Feet                    TFWS #2208

 

Guide my feet

While I run this race.

Guide my feet

While I run this race.

Guide my feet

While I run this race

For I don’t want to run this race in vain.

 

Hold my hand...

I’m your child…

Stand by me…

 

Old Testament Reading                                           Isaiah 40:21-31

New Testament Reading                                 1Corinthians 9:16-23   

God’s Word for God’s people

Thanks be to God

 

Prayers of the People   

Message                             “Let’s Go”                        Mark 1:29-39            

 

Commitment Hymn                                                   Give Me Jesus            

I heard my mother say, I heard my mother say,

I heard my mother say, “Give me Jesus.”

 

Refrain

Give me Jesus. Give me Jesus.

You may have all this world. Give me Jesus.

 

In the morning when I rise…

 

Oh, when I come to die…

 

Benediction

May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

 

Postlude: “What a Friend we have in Jesus” by Charles Converse, arr. Glenda Austin

 

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Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

January 31, 2021     Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

 
 

Prelude: “Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah” arr. John Hughes

Welcome

Interlude: “Be Thou my vision” Trad. Irish tune, arr. Glenda Austin

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

 Calling Song                   Humble Yourself                   TFWS #2131         
       

Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord.

(Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord.)

Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord,

(Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord,)

And he (And he) shall lift (shall lift) you up,

higher and higher,

And he (And he) shall lift (shall lift) you up.

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 111

Leader: I will praise the Lord with all that I have wherever good people gather.

People: Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

Leader: Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

People: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

All: To him belongs eternal praise.

 

Unison Invocation

Lord Jesus,

We know you as both Lion and Lamb.

Following you we see both your strength and humility.

We come to this time of worship in awe of your power and overwhelmed that you welcome us into the family of God.

Amen.
                    

Old Testament Reading                               Deuteronomy 18:15-19

Gospel Reading                                                          Mark 1:14-20    

God’s Word for God’s people
Thanks be to God
 

Prayers of the People

 

Hymn           Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing             UMH #400          

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.

Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,

Mount of thy redeeming love.
 
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,

Seal it for thy courts above.
 

Message          “Knowing Isn’t Everything”             1 Corinthians 8:1-13              

 

Commitment Hymn     Lord, I Want to Be a Christian      UMH #402

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart;

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.

 

(Refrain)

In my heart, in my heart,

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.

 

Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart;

Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart. (Refrain)

 

Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart;

Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart. (Refrain)

 
Benediction
May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you wherever he may send you.  
May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.  
May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you.  
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
 
Postlude: “Come, let us worship and bow down” by Dave Doherty
 

Recording crew:

Jim and Pam Hardenbrook

Iran Trenkel

Jeff Ward

 Glenora Wright

  

(CCLI License #1552544) 

 

 

 

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Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

January 24, 2021

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude: “Carillon Toccata” by Douglas Wagner  

Welcome

Interlude: “Rock of Ages” arranged by Thomas Hastings

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

    Reading from Psalm 62

Leader: Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.

People: Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 

Leader: Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

All: One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard; “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love.”

   

Calling Song           Holy, Holy, Holy     TFWS #2007

Holy, holy, holy. My heart, my heart, adores you!

My heart knows how to say to you: You are holy Lord!


Santo, santo, santo, mi corazon te adora!

Mi corazon te sabe decir: Santo eres, Dios!


Unison Invocation

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.

Our faith has been tested and we have stumbled.

Our feet have strayed from the path of Christ and we have wandered from you.

We have put our faith in the loud voices of this world, ignoring your whispers.

Forgive us, we pray.

We do want to follow Jesus, the Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

             

Old Testament Reading             Jonah 3:1-5 and 10  

Gospel Reading                           Mark 1:21-28      

God’s Word for God’s people

Thanks be to God


Prayers of the People


Hymn                  More Like You             TFWS #2167

More like you, Jesus, more like you.

Fill my heart with your desire to make me more like you.

More like you, Jesus, more like you.

Touch my lips with holy fire and make me more like you.


Message                         “I Knew It”                 Jonah 3:1-5 and 10               


Commitment Hymn    Here I Am Lord                 UMH #593

I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?


Refrain

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? 

I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.


I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them. They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send? (Refrain)


I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? (Refrain)

Benediction

May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you 

wherever he may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness, 

protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing 

at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.


Postlude:  “Fanfare for a New Day” by Lani Smith

Recording Crew:

Jim and Pam Hardenbrook

Iran Trenkel

Jeff and Leslie Ward

Lyna Kittleman Wilkins

 

(CCLI License #1552544) 

 

 

 

 

 

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Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

January 17, 2021

Second Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude      

Welcome

Interlude                             

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

Reading from Psalm 139

        

        Leader: You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;

        you perceive my thoughts from afar.

        People: You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

        Leader: Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely. Such knowledge is too great                    for me, too lofty for me to attain.

        People: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

 

        All: See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  

Calling Song                          Change My Heart, O God      TFWS #2152

 

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true.

Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.

 

You are the potter, I am the clay.

Mold me and make me, that is what I pray.

 

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true.

Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.

 

Unison Invocation    

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.

Our faith has been tested and we have stumbled.

Our feet have strayed from the path of Christ and we have wandered from you.

We have put our faith in the loud voices of this world, ignoring your whispers.

Forgive us, we pray.

 We do want to follow Jesus, the Christ, in whose name we pray.

Amen.

                                                              

 

 Old Testament Reading                                                     1 Samuel 3:1-10 

Gospel Reading                                        John 1:29-34 and 40-42     

 God’s Word for God’s people

 Thanks be to God

 

Prayers of the People

 

Hymn                  Just a Closer Walk with Thee                     TFWS #2158

I am weak but thou art strong; Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk, close to thee.

     Refrain

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it Jesus, is my plea,

Daily walking close to thee;

Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

Through this world of toils and snares,

if I falter, Lord, who cares?

Who with me my burden shares?

None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

 

When this feeble life is o’er, time for me will be no more;

Guide me gently, safely o’er to thy shore, dear Lord, to thy shore.

Message                            “Come and See”                         John 1:35-39              

 

Commitment Hymn              More Like You                         TFWS #2167

More like you, Jesus, more like you.

Fill my heart with your desire to make me more like you.

More like you, Jesus, more like you.

Touch my lips with holy fire and make me more like you.

                            

Benediction

May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

January 10, 2021

First Sunday after Epiphany

Prelude     

  Shall We Gather at the River/On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand

African-American Spirituals arranged by Glenda Austin

Welcome

Interlude                             Deep River    arranged by Ethel Smith              

Welcoming the neighborhood to worship

Call To Worship:

Reading from Psalm 29

Leader: Praise the Lord, you angels in heaven. Praise the Lord for his glory and strength.

People: Praise the Lord for the glory that belongs to him. Worship the Lord because of his beauty and holiness.

Leader: The Lord rules from his throne as King forever.

People: The Lord give strength to his people.

All: The Lord blesses his people with peace.

  

Calling Song

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

O come, ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.

Come and behold him, born the King of angels;

Refrain

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him.

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord!

 

For he alone is worthy.

For he alone is worthy.

For he alone is worthy.

Christ the Lord!

 

Unison Invocation                                                                      

Eternal God,

We know that you do not exist to answer our prayers.

Please forgive us when we act differently.

But we are needy people. Needy for you.

Inspire us with the fire of your Spirit
to join in the transforming work of Jesus.
We ask this in his name.

Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                           Genesis 1:1-5

Gospel Reading                                                            Mark 1:4-11

God’s Word for God’s people

Thanks be to God

 

Prayers of the People

 

Hymn                  On Jordan’s Stormy Banks                  UMH #724

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
and cast a wishful eye
to Canaan's fair and happy land,
where my possessions lie.

Refrain:
I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land;
oh, who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.

No chilling winds or poisonous breath
can reach that healthful shore;
sickness and sorrow, pain and death,
are felt and feared no more. [Refrain]

When I shall reach that happy place,
I'll be forever blest,
for I shall see my Father's face,
and in his bosom rest. [Refrain]

 

Message                             “They Invited Him”             Acts 19:1-7              

 

Commitment Hymn                       Amazing Grace                     UMH #

 

Benediction

May the peace of the Lord Jesus go with you
wherever he may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness,

protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

 

Postlude                Wade in the Water         arranged by Dan Fox   

 

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