Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
317 SW 2nd Street Fruitland, Idaho

Worship guidelines

 

 

Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

November 22, 2020

Prelude          Now Thank we all our God (Nun Danke Alle Gott)   Johann Sabastian Bach

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

Interlude              Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Piano Sonata     Ludwig Beethoven

Ringing the Church Bell

Call to Worship:

Responsive Reading                                                        Psalm 100

Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

People: Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Leader: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

All: For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Chorus                O Come, All Ye Faithful                               UMH #234

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  
                                               

Heavenly Father, send your transforming power into our lives as we come to you in this time of worship.

Use these moments to bring wisdom, courage, grace, and strength so that we might faithfully follow your Son

in whose name we pray. Amen.
 
Hymn              Let All Things Now Living                            TFWS #2008
 
Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving
to God the Creator triumphantly raise,
who fashioned and made us,
protected and stayed us,
who guides us and leads to the end of our days.
 

God’s banners fly o’er us; God’s light goes before us,

a pillar of fire shining forth in the night,
till shadows have vanished
and darkness is banished,
as forward we travel from light into light.
 
Prayers of the People
 
Message                                                                     Danny Crego    
 

Hymn                          The Summons                           TFWS 2130

 

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?     

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,

will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?        

Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?   

Will you kiss the leper clean, and such as this unseen,   

and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

 

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same. 

In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

 

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 ye Thankful People, Come              St. George’s Windsor tune arranged by Paul Davis                                                                    

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

November 15, 2020

 

Prelude   

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

Interlude    

Ringing the Church Bell

Call to Worship: Responsive Reading from Psalm 123 (The Message)

Leader: I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look to you for help.

People: Like servants, alert to their master’s commands, like a maiden attending her lady, we               are watching and waiting, holding our breath, awaiting your word of mercy.

All: Mercy, God, mercy.

 

Chorus                           This is the Day                         UMH #657

This is the day, this is the day

That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice, let us rejoice

And be glad in it, and be glad in it.

 

This is the day that the Lord has made;

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

 

Unison Invocation                                                 

Lord Jesus, we boldly declare our love for you without shame.

You are the Lord of life, the light in the darkness, the salvation for the world.

Help us make this a day of celebration simply because you are God and have called us to follow you. Amen.

 

Hymn                     This Is My Father’s World             UMH #144

This is my Father’s world,

and to my listening ears all nature sings

and round me rings the music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world;

I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees,

of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.

 

This is my Father’s world.

O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong
seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world;

Why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King;
let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                          “I Trust You”                Matthew 25:14-30    

 

Hymn                          You are salt for the earth           TFWS 2190

You are salt for the earth O people,
salt for the kingdom of God!
Share the flavor of life, O people;
life in the kingdom of God!
Bring forth the kingdom of mercy,
bring forth the kingdom of peace.
Bring forth the kingdom of justice,
bring forth the city of God.

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
 
                                                                   

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Payette and Fruitland United Methodist Churches

November 8, 2020

Prelude                                                               

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

Interlude                                       

Ringing the Church Bell

Call To Worship

Responsive Reading from Psalm 78 (NIV)

             Leader: I will open my mouth in parables. I will utter things hidden from of old.

People: We will not hide them from our children; we will tell the next generation the       praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.

Leader: So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and           they in turn would tell their children.

      All: Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would       keep his commands.

 

Chorus                   I Love to Tell the Story                      UMH #156

 

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,

Of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story, because I know ‘tis true;

It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.

 

I love to tell the story,

‘twill be my theme in glory,

To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

 

 

 

 

Unison Invocation                                                 

How merciful you are Lord!

You forgive our sins…all our sins.

Teach us the art of confessing our sins.

Keep us from shamelessly pointing out the failures of others.

Help us be more like Jesus in whose name we pray. Amen.

 

 

Hymn                           Fairest Lord Jesus                     UMH #189

 

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,

O thou of God and man the Son,

Thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,

Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

 

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,

And all the twinkling starry host.

Jesus shines brighter,

Jesus shines purer than all the angels heaven can boast.

 

Beautiful Savior! Lord of all nations!

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, praise, adoration,

now and forever more be Thine!

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                          “Here He Comes!”          Matthew 25:1-13     

 

Hymn                                                             While We Are Waiting

 

While we are waiting, come.

While we are waiting, come.

Jesus, our Lord, Immanuel.

While we are waiting, come.

 

With power and glory, come.

With power and glory, come.

Jesus, our Lord, Emmanuel.

While we are waiting, come.

 

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                                                           

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

Communion Sunday

All Saints Day

November 1, 2020

 

Welcome and Announcements

Please have the elements of communion prepared.

We will celebrate communion later in the service.

Prelude                            For All the Saints                   William How and Ralph V. Williams   

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

CALL TO WORSHIP

        Musical Interlude                     O How He Loves You and Me                        Kurt Kaiser

        Ringing of the church bell

Hymn                                        “Open Our Eyes Lord”                              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.

 

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

Gracious and holy God,

We ask that this time might correct our thinking and influence our actions.

We come to worship you and only you.

We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus, the Christ.

Amen.

 

All Saints Prayers of the People

Arden Steiniker

Hal King

Darrell Carr

Karen Pollack

Ken Frasure

 

Joanne Good

Ben Kerfoot

George Strange

Beverly Perkins


 We give you thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshipped you
Whether around campfires at a church camp or in cathedrals,
Weathered wooden churches filled with memories or crumbling cement basements of church buildings
Where your name was lifted and adored.

We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:
Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,
Strong hands and those gnarled with age
Holy hands that have held hymnbooks and Bibles, that have prepared casseroles and desserts for potlucks and funeral dinners, that have been clasped with ours as we prayed together.

We thank you, God, for hardworking saints;
Whether hard-hatted or steel-booted, wearing an apron or with dirt under their finger nails.
Educators. Farmers. Office managers. Electricians. Business owners. Mothers. Fathers. Brothers. Sisters. Grandparents. Daughters.

They left their mark on the earth for you, for us, for our children to come.

Thank you, God, for the tremendous sacrifices made by those who have gone before us.
Bless the memories of your saints, God, for they have shown us the way by walking it.

May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love. 

      The Lord’s Prayer 

 

      Message                                   “You Must be Careful”                             Matthew 23:1-12

 

       Hymn                                       “Lord of the Dance”                                        UMH #261

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,

And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,

And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth.

At Bethlehem I had my birth.

 

Refrain

Dance, then, wherever you may be;

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.

And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be

and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

 

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,

But they would not dance and they would not follow me;

I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;

They came to me and the dance went on.

 

Refrain

     

The Communion Service

           Communion Hymn                     

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.

Forgive us, we pray.

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

Forgive us, we pray.

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.

 

                Unison 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.

 

God be with you ‘til we meet again.

 

Postlude                                           Marching to Zion                                         Robert Lowry       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

October 25, 2020

 

Prelude:           Go Down, Moses              arr. Philip Keveren             

Welcome and Announcements

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

 

Interlude:           Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  arr. Philip Keveren    

              


Ringing the Church Bell

 

Call To Worship:

 

Responsive Reading   Psalm 90:1-2 (Christian Standard Bible)

 

Leader: Lord, you have been our refuge in every generation.

 

 

People: Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world. 

 

 

All: from eternity to eternity, you are God.

 

 

Chorus              Halle, Halle, Halleluja    TFWS #2026

 

 

 

Halle, Halle, Halleluja!

 

 

Halle, Halle, Halleluja!

 

 

Halle, Halle, Halleluja!

 

 

Halleluja! Halleluja!

 

 

Unison Invocation

Almighty God,

 

You have sent Jesus to show us how to live.

 

Remind us through these songs and scriptures

 

To keep our eyes on Him who is indeed Lord of all.

 

We pray, sing, and come to you ihis name. Amen.

 

HymnYou Are My Hiding Place                  TFWS #2055  

 

You are my hiding place.

 

You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance,

 

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you,

 

I will trust in you.

 

Let the weak say, “I am strong in the strength of the Lord.”

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message   “That About Sums it Up”           Mathew 22:34-40 Danny Crego

 

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.

 

Lord, you are my mercy. Lord, you are my grace.

 

All my deepest sins have forever been erased.

 

Draw me in your presence. Lead me in your ways.

 

I long to bring you glory in righteousness and praise.

 

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

 

Postlude                    Prelude in G Minor                    J. S. Bach                

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

October 18, 2020


Prelude:   
                  


Welcome

 

Interlude:          

Ringing the Church 
Bell

 

Call To Worship:

 

Reading from Psalm 99:1-3


Unison Invocation

 

Lord,


May your trumpet sound in the songs we 
sing,

 

in the prayers we pray, and in the lives we lead.

 

Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

 

Amen.

 

Chorus                        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…

 

Stand by me…

 

I’m your child…

 

Search my heart…

 

Old Testament Reading     Exodus 33:12-23

 

New Testament Reading    I Thessalonians 1:1-10

 

God’s Word for God’s people

 

Thanks be to God

 

 

Hymn“Lead Me, Lord”      UMH #473

 

Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness;

 

Make thy way plain before my face.

 

For it is Thou Lord, Thou Lord only,

 

That makest me dwell in safety.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message      Plans To Trap Him  Matthew 22:15-22  

                        

Hymn               I Surrender All                      UMH #354

 

All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give;

 

I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.

 

I surrender all.

 

I surrender all.

 

All to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

 

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                   

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

 

October 11, 2020

Prelude:                   Hie to Kolob            arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams                   

Welcome and Announcements

Interlude:      Standin’ in the Need of Prayer      arr. Sharon Williams   

Ringing the Church Bell

Call To Worship:

Chorus                      “The Servant Song”                   TFWS #2222 

 

Brother, sister, let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you;

Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.

 

We are pilgrims on a journey; we’re together on this road,

We are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load.

 

When we sing to God in heaven, we shall find such harmony,

Born of all we’ve known together of Christ’s love and agony.

Responsive Reading from Psalm 106

             Leader: Praise the Lord.

People: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

Leader: Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise?

All: Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.

Unison Invocation                                                 

Heavenly Father,

We pray that our love may abound more and more

in knowledge and depth of insight,

So that we may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ

Through whom we pray. Amen.

 

Hymn                         “Be Not Afraid”                   Bob Dufford S.J.

You shall cross the barren desert
But you shall not die of thirst
You shall wander far in safety
Though you do not know the way
You shall speak your words in foreign lands
And all will understand
You shall see the face of God and live

[Chorus]
Be not afraid
I go before you always
Come follow me
And I will give you rest

Blessed are your poor
For the kingdom shall be theirs
Blessed are you that weep and mourn
For one day you shall laugh
And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me
Blessed, blessed are you

[Chorus]
Be not afraid
I go before you always
Come follow me
And I will give you rest
.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                 “I Will Say it Again”                Philippians 4:1-9              

 

Hymn                              “Through It All”                       UMH #507

Through it all. Through it all.

I’ve learned to trust in Jesus.

I’ve learned to trust in God.

 

Through it all. Through it all

I’ve learned to depend upon his word.

 

Stewardship Moment

 

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                      Rise Up, O Men of God       

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

World Communion Sunday

OCTOBER 4, 2020

 

Welcome and Announcements

Please have the elements of communion prepared.

We will celebrate communion later in the service.

Prelude                Brethren, We Have Met to Worship          William Moore

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

CALL TO WORSHIP

Musical Interlude         Shall We Gather at the River?                Robert Lowery

Ringing the church bell

Hymn           “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”                      UMH #526

 

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

 

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

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

Gracious and holy God,

We ask that this time might correct our thinking and influence our actions.

We come to worship you and only you.

We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus, the Christ.

Amen.

 

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.

 

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 toil and snares, if I falter, Lord, who cares?

Who with me my sorrow shares? None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

 

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.

 

The Lord’s Prayer 

 

Message          “He Was Talking About Them”                 Matthew 21:33-46

 

The Communion Service

Communion Hymn                     “Open Our Eyes Lord”                              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.

 

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.

Forgive us, we pray.

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

Forgive us, we pray.

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.

 

Unison 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.

 

God be with you ‘til we meet again.

 

Postlude     They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love   arr. Fred Bock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

September 27, 2020

 

Prelude:                                                                 

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

Interlude:                                       

Ringing the Church Bell

Call To Worship:

Responsive Reading from Psalm 25

Leader: To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

 

People: O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame.

 

Leader: Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

 

All: Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

 

Chorus                         “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.

Lord, you are my mercy. Lord, you are my grace.

All my deepest sins have forever been erased.

Draw me in your presence. Lead me in your ways.

I long to bring you glory in righteousness and praise.

 

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.

Unison Invocation                                                               

Heavenly Father,

We come into your presence in the name of Jesus.

Our prayer is that you will use every part this service

from the ringing or the church bell to the final “Amen”

to make us more like him

in whose name we pray.

Amen

 

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.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                      “On Second Thought”                Matthew 21:23-32               

 

Chorus                         “This Little Light of Mine”                   UMH #585

This little light of mine, I’m goin’a let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m goin’a let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m goin’a let it shine.

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

 

 

Stewardship Moment

 

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                                                                    

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

September 20, 2020

 

 Prelude:   Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”                

Welcome and Announcements

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

 

Interlude:                    “The Angel of the Twilight        Fredric Lacey           

 

Ringing the Church Bell

Call To Worship:

Responsive Reading from Psalm 145:1-3 and 8

Leader: I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

 

People: Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.

 

Leader: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praises; his greatness if unsearchable.


All: 
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

 

Chorus                  Great Is the Lord”                  TFWS #2022  

 

Refrain

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just; 

by his power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true; 

by his mercy he proves his love.

 

Great is the Lord and worthy of glory!

Great is the Lord and worthy of praise.

Great is the Lord; now lift up his voice, now lift up is voice;

Great is the Lord! Great is the Lord!

 

Refrain

 

Great are you Lord and worthy of glory!

Great are you Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great are you Lord; I lift up my voice, I lift up my voice:

Great are you, Lord!

Great are you Lord!

 

Unison Invocation


Gracious God,

What else can we do but keep coming to you, even when we feel alone? What else can we do but sing when we feel afraid? What else can we do but pray when we feel lost?

So, we pray, sing, and come to you in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Hymn   Have Thine Own Way, Lord    UMH #382

 

Have thine own way, Lord!

Have thine own way!

Thou art the potter; I am the clay.

Mold me and make me, after thy will,

While I am waiting, yielded and still.

 

Have thine own way Lord!

Have thine own way!

Wounded and weary, help me I pray!

Power, all power, surely is thine!

Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!

 

Have thine own way, Lord!

Have thine own way!

Hold o’er my being absolute sway.

Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see

Christ only, always, living in me!

 

Prayers of the People

 

MessageThat’s Not Fair –It’s Grace          Matthew 20:1-16    

 

Hymn               Amazing Grace              UMH #378

 

Amazing grace! 

How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found;

Was blind, but now I see.

 

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.

 

Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.

 

Stewardship Moment

 

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                      Postlude  Carl Kern

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

September 13, 2020

 

Prelude: “Lord Be Glorified”                arr. Bob Kilpatrick

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

 

Interlude:                    “Make Me a Servant”           arr. Kelly Willard

 

Ringing the Church Bell

Call To Worship:

Responsive Reading from Exodus 15

 

Leader: Then Moses and the people of Israel sang the song of the Lord saying:

 

  People: I will sing to the Lord who has triumphed gloriously.

 

  Leader: The Lord is my strength and has become my salvation.

 

People: This is my God whom I will praise!

 

Leader: In your steadfast love, you have led the people whom you have redeemed out of slavery in Egypt.

 

  All: Be exalted Lord in your strength. We will sing and praise your power.

 

 

Gospel Song       “There’s A Sweet, Sweet Spirit”          UMH 334  


There’s a sweet, sweet Spirt in this place;

 

and I know that it’s the Spirt of the Lord;

 

there are sweet expressions on each face,

 

and I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

 

Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly Dove,

 

stay right here with us, filling us with your love;

 

and for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise; without a doubt we’ll

 

know that we have been revived when we shall leave this place.

 

Unison Invocation


Gracious God,

We come into your presence now with the realization that we have no right to be here.

 

You are holy. We are not.  So we ask that you might grace us with your presence as

 

we humbly pray in the name of Jesus.

 

Amen.

 


Hymn“Lord, Listen to Your Children”   TFWS #2193

 

Lord, listen to your children praying,

 

Lord, send your Spirit in this place;

 

Lord, listen to your children praying,

 

Send us love, send us power, send us grace.



Prayers of the People

 

 

Message                 Stop It!    Romans 14:1-12

 

 

Chorus “They’ll Know We Are Christians”  TFWS #2223

 

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,

 

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord,

 

And we pray that all unity may one day be restored:

 

Refrain

And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love;

 

Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.

 

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,

 

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand,

 

And together we will spread the news that God is in our land:

 

Refrain

We will work with each other, we will work side by side,

 

We will work with each other, we will work side by side,

 

And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and crucify our pride:

Refrain

All praise to the Father, from whom all things come,

 

And all praise to Christ Jesus, God’s only Son,

 

And all praise to the Spirit, who makes us one:

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 “To God Be the Glory”arr. Garrett Parker

 

 

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

September 6, 2020

 
Note: All vocal music is covered by CCLI License #1552544.

Prelude:  (violin and piano)  “Spirit of God, Descend Upon my Heart”  by F. C. Atkinson

Welcome and Announcements

Iran  and Jim Trenkel are our musicians

Leona Whitcomb is the liturgist

Rev. Donald Watt is our guest preacher


Welcoming the Light of Christ


Interlude:  (violin and piano)  “Amazing Grace”  early American hymn tune arranged by Don Whitman


Ringing the Church Bell

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  May those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord.”

People:  Yea, our heart is glad in God, because we trust in God’s holy name.

Leader:  Let us make a joyful noise to God with songs and words of praise!

People:  We praise you, O God;  we acknowledge you to be the Lord.


Calling Song  “All Creatures of our God and King”  #62 UM Hymnal

         1. All creatures of our God and King,

Lift up your voice and with us sing,

O praise ye!  Alleluia!

O brother sun with golden beam,

O sister moon with silver gleam!

Refrain 

    O praise ye!  O praise ye!

    Alleluia!  Alleluia!

          2. O brother wind, air, clouds, and rain,

By which all creatures ye sustain

O praise ye!  Alleluia!

Thou rising  morn, in praise rejoice,

Ye lights of evening, find a voice!

Refrain

          3.  O sister water, flowing clear,

Make music for they Lord to hear,

Alleluia! Alleluia!

O brother fire who lights the night,

Providing warmth, enhancing sight,

Refrain 

          4.  Dear mother earth, who day by day

Unfoldest  blessings on our way,

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,

Let them God’s glory also show!

Refrain


Responsive Reading from  Psalm 148

Leader: Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens,

             Praise the Lord, in the heights

People:  Praise the Lord, all his angels,

               Praise the Lord, all his hosts!

Leader: Praise the Lord, sun and moon,

               Praise the Lord, all shining stars!

People:  Praise the Lord, highest heavens,

               And all waters above the heavens!

Leader:  Let them praise the name of the Lord,

Who commanded and they were created,

People:  who established them for ever and ever,

And fixed their bounds which cannot be passed.

Leader:  Praise the Lord from the earth,

Sea monsters and all deeps,

People:  Fire and hail, snow and smoke,

Stormy wind fulfilling God’s command!

Leader:  Mountains and all hills,

Fruit trees and all cedars!

People:  Beasts and all cattle,

Creeping things and flying birds!

Leader:  Kings of the earth and all peoples,

Princes and all rulers of the earth!

People:  Young men and maidens together,

Old men and children!

Leader:  Let them praise the name of the Lord,

Whose name alone is exalted,

Whose glory is above earth and heaven.

People:  God has raised up a horn for his people,

Praise for all his faithful ones,

For the people of Israel who are near their God.

Praise the Lord!


The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

  Maker of heaven and earth.

And 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, dead and buried;

  The third day he rose from the dead;

  He ascended into heaven,

  And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

  From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy  Spirit,

  The holy catholic church

  The communion of saints,

  The forgiveness of sins,

  The resurrection of the body,

  And the life everlasting.  Amen.


Unison Invocation

O God, you have bound us together in this life.  Help us to understand

how we can share and work together to change and transform our 

society and this world, so that it might more fully reflect your spirit.

Also, o Lord, give us grace to understand how our lives depend on the

courage, the industry, the honesty, and the integrity of all who labor.

May we be mindful of their needs, grateful for their faithfulness, and

faithful in our responsibilities to them;  through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


Hymn  “For the Healing of the Nations”  #428  UM Hymnal

1.  For the healing of the nations, Lord we pray with one accord;

    For a just and equal sharing of the things  that earth affords;

     To a life of love in action help us rise and pledge our word,

     Help us rise and pledge our word.

2.  Lead us forward into freedom;  from despair your world release ,

     That, redeemed from war and hatred, all may come and go in peace.

     Show us how through care and goodness fear will die and hope increase,

     Fear may die, and hope increase.

3.  All that kills abundant living, let it from the earth be banned;

     Pride of status, race or schooling, dogmas that obscure your plan.

     In our common quest for justice may be hallow life’s brief span,

     May we hallow life’s brief span.

4.  You, Creator God, have written your great name on humankind;

     For our growing in your likeness bring the life of Christ to mind,

    That by our response and service earth its destiny may find,

    Earth its destiny may find.


Pastoral Prayer


Scripture:  Exodus 12:1-4  and Romans 13:8-12


Message   (“Looking toward Change”     Rev. Don Watt

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

   

The Great Thanksgiving

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Pastor:  Lift up your  hearts.

People:  We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:  It is right to gve our thanks and praise.

Pastor:  It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

  always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

  father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

              And so, with your people on earth

              And all the company of heaven

              We praise your name and join their unending hymn:

All:  Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

        Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

           Hosanna in the highest.

       Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

           Hosanna in the highest.


(Pastor continues and concludes with:)

      And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in 

      Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

          As a holy and living sacrifice,

           In union with Christ’s offering for us,

      As we proclaim the mystery of faith.

All:  Christ has died;  Christ is risen;  Christ will come again.

(Pastor concludes communion service)


Commitment Hymn  “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee”  #175 UM Hymnal

1.  Jesus, the very thought of thee

     With sweetness fills the breast;

     But sweeter far thy face to see,

     And in thy presence rest.

2.  O hope of every contrite heart,

     O joy of all the meek

     to those who fall, how kind thou art!

    How good to those who seek!

3.  But what to those who find!

     Ah, this nor tongue nor pen can show;

    The love of Jesus what it is,

    None but his loved ones know.

4.  Jesus, our only joy be thou,

    As thou our prize wilt be;

    Jesus, be thou our glory now,

    And through eternity.


Unison 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: (organ and piano duet) “ God Be With You Till We Meet Again”  

                                                               Arranged by William Tomer

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

August 30, 2020

 

Note: All vocal music is covered by CCLI License #1552544.

Prelude: “Change My Heart, Oh God”  (guitar) Albert Gyorfi

Welcome and Announcements

                Our speaker today is Danny Crego from the Payette UMC

                Our liturgist is Holly Hutchinson from The Fruitland UMC

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ

 

Interlude: “Sweet Hour of Prayer”, Craig Dobbins, guitar

Ringing the Church Bell

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

CALLING SONG “Amazing Grace” #378 in the UM Hymnal

   Lyrics by John Newton;  music  “New Britian” arranged  by Edwin Excel

  

Amazing Grace! 

How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost, but now am found.

Was blind, but now I see.

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved.

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come.

 T’is grace has brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

And when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil

A life of joy and peace. 

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine.

But God who called me here below

Will be forever mine.

 

When we’ve been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun.

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun.

 

RESPONSIVE READING   Selections from Psalm 105

 

Leader:  O give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name,

                Make known God’s deeds among the peoples!

People: Sing to the Lord, sing praises!

              Tell of all God’s wonderful works!

Leader: Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice

People: Seek the Lord, his strength, and his presence continually

Leader: Remember the wonderful works God has done.

All:         They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

   

UNISON INVOCATION

We praise you with joy, O loving god, for your grace is better than life itself. 

You are sustaining us through the darkness, and you bless us with life in this new day. 

In the shadow of your endless love, we sing for joy and bless your holy name.

 

 

HYMN “What a Friend We have in Jesus”  UMH 526

 

What a friend we have in Jesus

All our sins and griefs to bear.

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer.

O what peace we often forfeit
O what needless pain we bear

All because do not carry

Everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden

Cumbered with a load if care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee

Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

Scripture Matthew 16;13-28 NRSV 

 

MESSAGE “God’s Grace Abounds by Love”  Danny Crego

 

COMMITMENT HYMN “How Great Thou Art” # 77UMH

  Sung by Lauren Daigle

 

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout the universe displayed

 

And when I think of God his son not sparing

Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in:

That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin.

            (refrain)

    Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee

    How great thou art, how great thou art.

    Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee

    How great thou art, how great thou art.

           

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow in humble adoration,

And there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!

            (refrain)

 

BENEDICTION  given by Danny Crego

  

COMMUNITY REPONSE

 

    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: “Love Lifted Me”  Alan Jackson

          

 UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is currently involved with 3 major disasters:

                  *recovery after the Dercho storm in Iowa
                  *assistance with refugees from wildfires n California
                  *providing basic needs for people in Louisiana and Texas whose homes have been destroyed by                          Hurricane Laura.
 
If you would like to support these United Methodist disaster reams and be part of the UMCOR mission contributions can be made on at www.umcor.org, or you can contribute by sending a check, as you would  your regular offering, but mark it on the notation line UMCOR advance #901670

 

 

 

 

 

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