Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 15, 2020
317 SW 2nd Street Fruitland, Idaho
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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

August 16, 2020

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

PRELUDE:   “Simple Gifts”  arranged by Lani Smith

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our musicians today are Iran and Jim Trenkel

Our liturgist today is Chuck Kinney from the Payette UMC

The message will be brought by Pastor Letha Essinger

 

INTERLUDE:   “O Master, Let me Walk With Thee”       arranged by Percy Smith

 

RINGING of the CHURCH BELL

CALL TO WORSHIP

CALLING  SONG:   “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”  #176  UM Hymnal

Majesty, worship his majesty;

Unto Jesus be all glory, honor, and praise.

Majesty, kingdom authority,

Flow from his throne unto his own, his anthem raise.

*So exalt, lift up  on high the name of Jesus,

 Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King.

Majesty, worship his majesty,

Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings*.

 

RESPONSIVE READING

Leader:   Holy, Holy God,

People:  Giver of Life, Source of Hope,

Leader:   Present in all our questions,

People:  Hidden in every “Why?”

Leader:   Holy, Holy God,

People:  Walking through every valley,

Leader:  Wiping away every tear,

People:  Blessing each precious memory,

Leader:   Letting pass each cry of anger,

People:  Working for a new day and a renewed song;

Leader:   Holy, Holy God,

People:  Giver of Life, our Source of Hope and Peace.

 

UNISON INVOCATION:

Great Healer, make us aware of your great Spirit here in this place

where you find us today.  Touch and heal our brokenness and lift

us out of despair and doubt.  Dry our tears of pain and sorrow. 

Comfort and nourish us with the many blessing of your great love,

O God.  May we flourish and blossom in the warmth and compassion 

of your healing love and grace.  Amen.

 

PRAYER  HYMN:   “Shine, Jesus, Shine”  #2173  The Faith We Sing

            Lord, the light of your love is shining

            In the midst of the darkness, shining

            Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us

            Set us free by the truth you now bring us

            Shine on me, shine on me.

 

            Shine, Jesus, shine

            Fill this land with the Father’s glory.

            Blaze, Spirit, blaze

            Set our hearts on fire.

            Flow, river, flow

            Flood the nations with race and mercy

            Send forth your word

            Lord, and let there be light.

 

            Lord, I come to your awesome presence

            From the shadows into your radiance

            By the blood I may enter your brightness

            Search me, try me, consume all my darkness

            Shine on me, shine on me.

 

            As we gaze on your kingly brightness

            So our faces display your likeness

            Ever changing from glory to glory

            Mirrored here may our lives tell your story

            Shine on me, shine on me.

 

PASTORAL  PRAYER , concluding with the Lord’s Prayer

 

HYMN:  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”  # 140 UMH

 

1.  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.

                                    Refrain:

            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!

 

2.  Summer, and winter and spring-time and harvest,

     Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above

    Join with all nature in manifold witness

    To thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Refrain:

 

3.  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!

                                    Refrain

 

SCRIPTURE:  Genesis 45:1-15

 

MESSAGE:      Known By The Scars                   Pastor Letha Essinger

COMMITMENT  HYMN:  “Open My Eyes, That I may See”  #454 UMH

 

1.  Open my eyes, that I may see

     Glimpses of truth thou hast for me;

     Place in my hands the wonderful key

     That shall unclasp and set me free.

            Silently now I wait for thee,

            Ready my God, thy will to see

            Open my eyes, illumine me,

            Spirit  divine.

                       

2.  Open my ears, that I may hear

     Voices of truth thou sendest clear,

     And while the wave notes fall on my ear

    Everything false will disappear.    

            Silently now I wait for thee,

            Ready my God, Thy will to see                      

Open my ears illumine me,

            Spirit divine.

 

3.  Open my mouth, and let me bear

     Gladly the warm truth everywhere,

    Open my heart and let me prepare

    Love with thy children thus to share.

            Silently now I wait for thee,

            Ready my God, thy will to see.

            Open my heart, illumine me,

           Spirit divine.

 

UNISON  BENEDICTION:

    May the peace of God go with you, wherever God may send you.

    May God guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm,

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

    May God bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.  Amen.

 

POSTLUDE:   “We’re marching To Zion”   arranged by Robert Lowry

 

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FRUITLAND AND PAYETTE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES


August 9,2020

 

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

 

PRELUDE   “And Can it Be that I Should Gain”  Charles Wesley

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

WELCOMING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

 

INTERLUDE “Amazing Grace”   John Newton

 

RINGING OF THE CHURCH BELL

 

CALL TO WORSHIP  (unison)

 

Jesus our friend and brother invites us to come together to worship him.
Jesus calls us.  We are ready. Here we are, Lord.

 

CALLING SONG “Trust and Obey” UM Hymnal #467 v1  (from First UMC Houston)

 

When we walk with the Lord in the light of his word

What a glory he shines on our way.

While we do his good will, he abides with us still

And with all who trust and obey

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

 

 

RESPONSIVE READING Psalm 105

 

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

People: Sing to the Lord, sing praises

Tell of all God’s wonderful works.

Leader: Glory in God’s holy name

Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

People: Seek the Lord and his strength

Seek the Lord’s presence continually

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

 

UNISON INVOCATION

 

We who are sheltering in place, have waited long and are weary.  
Though separated by space, we sit side by side in Spirit with each other today.
We share the same wisdom drawn from the same source which quiets our hearts

and minds and nourishes us with holy strength.  Let us share the same mind,

the same heart, and the same unity.  Lord, in you we find our peace.  Amen

 

 

HYMN: What A Friend We Have in Jesus -  UMH 526  (The Hymn Makers)

 

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 bear?

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

 

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of 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

 

 

SCRIPTURE     1Kings 17:8-16; Mark 12:41- 44

 

MESSAGE  “A Relationship”  Jay Whitcomb

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

HYMN   To God Be the Glory UMH 98

(from Royal Albert Hall in London, October 2012)

 

To God be the glory, great things he hath done

So loved he the world that he gave us his son

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin

And opened the lifegate that all may go in.

(refrain)

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice

O come to the Father through Jesus the Son

And give him the Glory, great things he hath done.

(refrain)

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood

To every believer, a promise of God.

The vilest offender who truly believes

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

(refrain)

Great things he has taught us, great things he hath done

And great our rejoicing,  through Jesus the Son.

But purer and higher and greater will be

Our wonder, or transport when Jesus we see.

(refrain)

 

 

BENEDICTION

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

May he guide you through the wilderness and 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.  Amen

 

Postlude “And Can it Be that I Should Gain”  (reprise)   Charles Wesley

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

August 2, 2020

PRELUDE:  “To God Be The Glory”   by W. H. Doane

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The liturgist today is Sharon Wada from the  Payette UMC. 

The message will be brought by Dr. D. Scott Allen, pastor of Living Hope Kuna UMC.

The instrumental musicians are Macy Steckley from Payette, piano, and Dr. Scott Allen, guitar.

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ

INTERLUDE:  “Fairest Lord Jesus”     A Silesian melody arranged by Tedd Smith

RINGING of the CHURCH BELL

CALL TO WORSHIP

CALLING  HYMN:  “Spirit of God”   #2117  The Faith We Sing,   verses 1, 3, & 5

1. Spirit of  God, bright Wind, breath that bids life begin,

Blow as you always do, create us anew.

Give us the breath to sing, lifted on soaring wing,

Held in your hands, borne on you wings.

Alleluia!  Come, Spirit, come!

Alleluia!  Come, Spirit, come!

3.  Spirit of God, bright Hands, even in far off lands

You hold all the human race in one warm embrace.

No matter where we go, you hold us together so,

Held in your hands, borne on your wings.

Alleluia!  Come, Spirit, come!

Alleluia! Come, Spirit, come!

5.  Spirit of God in all, we gladly hear your call,

The life in our hands that sings, the power of your wings.

Born of your grace we rise, love shining in our eyes,

Held in your hands, borne on your wings,

Alleluia,!  Come, Spirit, come!

Alleluia!  Come, Spirit, come!

 

RESPONSIVE READING:  from  Psalm 17: 6-8, 15

Leader:   I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God,

People:  Incline your ear to me, hear my words

Leader: Wondrously show your steadfast love.

People:  Guard me as the apple of your eye: 

Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

All:  Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior

of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.

UNISON  INVOCATION:

O God, who is our hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the storm:

During this, our worship,   help us to turn from the tumult and clamor of

the world to the calm of your Great Assurance; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

Amen

PRAYER  HYMN     “Sweet Hour of Prayer”    #496 United Methodist Hymnal

1.  Sweet hour of prayer!  Sweet hour of prayer! 

That calls me from a world of care,

And bids me at my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief,

And oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

2.  Sweet hour of prayer!  Sweet hour of prayer!

The joys I feel, the bliss I share

Of those whose anxious spirits burn with strong desires for thy return!

With such I hasten to the place where God my Savior shows his face,

And gladly take my station there, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

3.  Sweet hour of prayer!  Sweet hour of prayer! 

Thy wings shall my petition bear

To him whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless.

And since he bids me seek his face, believe his word, and trust his grace,

I’ll cast on him my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

SCRIPTURE:  Matthew 14:13-21

 

          Leader:  The Word of God for the people of God

          People:  Thanks be to God.

COMMUNION  MEDITATION:  “Are You Hungry?”    Dr. D. Scott Allen

COMMUNION  LITURGY:  (including 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 arose 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 resurrection  of the body,

And the life everlasting.  Amen

 

HOLY  COMMUNION

 

COMMITMENT  HYMN   “Standing on the Promises”  #374 United  Methodist Hymnal

1.    Standing on the promises of Christ the King

Through the eternal ages let his praises ring.

Glory in the highest I will shout and sing

Standing on the promises of God.

 

Refrain

 

Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior

Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.

 

2.    Standing on the promises that cannot fail

        When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail

         By the living word of God I shall prevail.

         Standing on the promises of God.

  Refrain

3.  Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,

         Bound to him eternally by love’s strong cord,

         Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

         Standing on the promises of God.

  Refrain

 

4.  Standing on the promises I cannot fall,

          Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call,

          Resting in my Savior as my all in all,

          Standing on the promises of God.

 Refrain

 

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.  Amen

 

POSSTLUDE:  “I Surrender All”    by David Hagarty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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