Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
317 SW 2nd Street Fruitland, Idaho
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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

Holy Communion

July 5, 2020

Prelude: “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” (Navy Hymn), William Whiting; Philip Keueren, arranger

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

CALL TO WORSHIP

          Musical Interlude: “O Rest in the Lord,” Felix Mendelssohn

          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,

Long ago, your people brought their gold to Aaron,

asking him to make an idol they could worship.

If we, your people, have become idolaters we humbly repent.

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.

 

       Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer 

 

       Message                                               “Real Rest”                                                          Matthew 11:28-30

 

       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.

Invitation       

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

          Communion Interlude: “As We Gather at Your Table,” Skinner Chavez-Melo

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: “My Country ‘tis of Thee,” Samuel Smith, Philip Keveren, arranger

 

 

 

 

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FRUITLAND AND PAYETTE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES

June 28, 2020

 

Note: All vocals have been pre-recorded and are covered by CCLI License #1552544.

 

Prelude: “Ave Maria,” Franz Shubert

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ

 

 

Interlude: “Make Me a Servant,” Kelly WIllard

 

Ringing the Church Bell

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Calling Song                             Thou art Worthy                     TFWS #2041

Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy O Lord;

To receive glory, glory and honor, glory and honor and power.

For Thou hast created, hast all things created.

Thou hast created all things;

And for Thy pleasure they are created,

Thou art worthy O Lord. (Repeat chorus)

Thou art worthy O Lord.

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 89  

Leader:   I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;

with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.

People:   I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;

              your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

Leader:   Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,

              your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.

All:          O Lord God of hosts, who is as mighty as you?

              Your faithfulness surrounds you.

 

Unison Invocation                                                                

Gracious God,

We love and need your church. We recognize that the church is more than a building and more than a gathering.

We also recognize that you love the church.

So we ask that you might grace us with your presence as we humbly pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                                 Psalm 13   

New Testament Reading                                                     Matthew 10:40-42                                                                               

 

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.

(Repeat all twice)

Send us love, send us power, send us grace. (Repeat twice)

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                                      “Let’s See What Happens”       Jeremiah 28:5-9

 

Commitment Hymn                         “Give Thanks”                     TFWS #2036

Give thanks with a grateful heart,

 

Give thanks to the Holy One;

 

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.

 

(Repeat)

 

And now, let the weak say, “I am strong;”

 

Let the poor say, “I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us.”

 

(Repeat)

 

Give thanks; give thanks.

 

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: “My Heart ever Faithful,” J.S. Bach

 

 

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

June 21, 2020

Prelude:

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ

Interlude: 

Ringing the Church Bell

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Calling Song   “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”         TFWS #2088

Lord, I lift Your Name on high;
Lord, I love to sing Your praises.

I’m so glad You’re in my life!

I’m so glad You came to save us!

You came from heaven to earth to show the way;

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay.

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift your name on high!

(Repeat all)

You came from heaven to earth to show the way;

From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay.

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift your name on high!

(Repeat)

Responsive Reading from Psalm 86

Leader: Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

People: Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;

Save our servant who trusts in you.

Leader: You are my God;

Have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.

All: Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.

Unison Invocation                                                  UMH page 6

Almighty God,

To you all hearts are open, all desires know,

And from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of you Holy Spirit,

That we may perfectly love you,

And worthily magnify your holy name,

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                                   Jeremiah 20:7-13

New Testament Reading                                                            Romans 6:1-11

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                 “On My Account”                Matthew 10:24-39

Commitment Hymn        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”      UMH #140

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father;

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness; great is Thy faithfulness;

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.

 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside.

 

Great is Thy faithfulness; great is Thy faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;

Great is Thy faithfulness,

Great is thy faithfulness,

Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto 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:

 

(CCLI License #1552544)

 

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 Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

June 14, 2020


Note: All vocal music for this service was pre-recorded and covered by our CCLI license #1552544.

 

Prelude: “Nearer my God to Thee,” by Lowell Mason 

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ

Interlude: “Open our Eyes,” by Robert Cull

Ringing the Church Bell

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 100

 

Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

 Worship the Lord with gladness;

 Come before him with joyful songs.

 Know that the Lord is God. 

People: 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: The Lord is good and his love endures forever;

    His faithfulness continues through all generations.

Calling Song           “Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down”    

Come let us worship and bow down;

Let us kneel before the Lord our god our maker.

Come let us worship and bow down;

Let us kneel before the Lord our god our maker.

For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture

And the sheep of his hand, just the sheep of his hand.

(Repeat all)

Just the sheep of his hand.

 

Unison Invocation

 

Heavenly Father, 

We gladly acknowledge your presence here today. 

May your Holy Spirit open our minds 

to understand your will and your ways.

We thank you for witnesses, who show us how to follow your Son, 

Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

 

Message                        “Are There Any Prayer Requests?”    

 

Matthew 9:35-10:8

 

Commitment Hymn.  “Freely, Freely”                     P UMH #389

 

God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name,

I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name,

And in Jesus’ name I come to you, 

To share his love as he told me to.

He said, “Freely, freely you have received, 

Freely, freely give. 

Go in my name, and because you believe, 

Others will know that I live.”

All power is given in Jesus’ name,

In earth and heaven in Jesus’ name,

And in Jesus’ name I come to you,

To share his power as he told me to.

 

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: “America the Beautiful,” by Samuel A. Ward

 
 
 
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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

Trinity Sunday and Holy Communion

June 7, 2020

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

CALL TO WORSHIP

Musical Interlude

Ringing of the church bell

Calling Song            “Father, I Adore You”            TFWS #2038

Father, I adore you,

Lay my life before you;

How I love you.

 

Jesus, I adore you…

 

Spirit, I adore you…

 

Responsive Excerpts from Psalm 33

 

Leader: Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;

For like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.

 

People: The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor

and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. 

Leader: Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it only leads to evil.

For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. 

People: The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming. 

Leader: Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.


All: The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord. He is our stronghold in time of trouble.

         

Unison Invocation

 

Almighty God, you have made yourself know to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Right now we really don’t know what to do except come to you. We humbly ask that you would make yourself known to us in such a way that will know your will and your way. We offer our prayers in the name of Jesus, the Christ.

Amen.

 

Hymn                     “Holy, Holy, Holy!”               UMH #64           

 

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,

Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

Only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

Perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord, God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

 

Prayers of the People

 

Message                      “In Those Days”                    Acts 6:1-7

 

Response to the Word 

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 the saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

 

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.

 

Commitment Hymn      “Walk with Me”             TFWS #2242

 

Walk with me, I will walk with you

and build the land that God has planned

where love shines through.

And when you share your faith with me

And work for life made new,

The witness of your faithfulness

Calls me to walk with you.

Walk with me, I will walk with you

and build the land that God has planned

where love shines through.

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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