Fruitland First United Methodist Church
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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

Pentecost

May 31, 2020

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ – please light a candle

Call to Worship

          Interlude

          Ringing the church bell

Calling Song                    “Here I Am, Lord”                                   UMH #593

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?

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.

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 104:33-34

 

Leader: I will sing to the Lord all my life;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

 

People: May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.

 

Leader: Praise the Lord, my soul.

 

All:                                      Praise the Lord!

         

Unison Invocation

Lord Jesus, you promised life and life more abundant.

Today we confess that we have often chosen the ways of death and destruction.

Here we are, gathered to worship, asking you to help us choose life.

To speak truth, not perpetuate lies;

To face our fears, not rationalize them;

To befriend strangers, not protect ourselves from them;

To stand with those who suffer; to weep with those who weep.

We need you to show the way as we pray in your name.

Amen.

 

Hymn         “God of Grace and God of Glory”                          UMH #577          

 

God of grace and God of glory, on thy people pour thy power;

Crown thine ancient church’s story; bring her bud to glorious flower.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage;

For the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour.

 

Cure thy children’s warring madness, bend our pride to thy control.

Shame our wanton, selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul

Grant us wisdom; grant us courage;

Lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal,

Lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.

 

Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore;

Let the search for thy salvation be our glory evermore.

Grant us wisdom; grant us courage,

Serving thee whom we adore, serving thee whom we adore.

 

Offering our gifts and tithes

 

Offertory 

  

Offering prayer:

Heavenly Father, you are the “giver of every good and perfect gift.”

Thank you.

May our time, talents, and treasures be tools in your hands

So that your kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven.

We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Hymn       “Santo, Santo, Santo”               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!

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

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

 

 

Message                                     “What Does This Mean?”    Acts 2:1-12

 

Commitment Hymn                    Spirit of the Living God”    UMH #393

 

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.

 

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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Ascension Sunday – May 24, 2020

Prelude: “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” George F. Root; arranged by Robert J. Hughes

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ

Interlude:  “I need Thee every Hour,” Annie S. Hawks; Robert Lowry

Ringing the Church Bell

CALL TO WORSHIP

Calling Song    “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”          UMH #89

Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.

 

Responsive Reading from Psalm 68:32-35

 

Leader: The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed,

the world is established, firm and secure.

People:  Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.

Leader: The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice;

the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea -

People:  The Lord on high is mighty!

All: Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.

 

Unison Invocation

Heavenly Father,

We gladly acknowledge your presence here today.

May your Holy Spirit open our minds to understand your will and ways.

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

Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

 

Hymn   “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”            UMH #569

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,

that shall turn their hearts to the right,

a story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light,

a story of peace and light.

 (Refrain)

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,

and the dawning to noonday bright;

and Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,

the kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a message to give to the nations,

that the Lord who reigneth above hath sent us

his Son to save us, and show us that God is love,

and show us that is love.

(Refrain)

Gospel Reading                                       John 17:1-11                 

New Testament Reading                       1 Peter 5:6-11

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

Offering our gifts and tithes    

Offertory: “He Leadeth Me,” Joseph H. Gilmore; arranged by Lani Smith

Offering prayer of Francis of Assisi, 13th century:

O Divine Master,

Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Prayers of the People

 

Hymn           Come By Here, My Lord“”                                  

Come by here, my Lord, come by here.

Come by here my Lord, come by here.

Come by here, my Lord, come by here.

O Lord, come by here.

Someone needs you Lord, come by here.

Someone needs you Lord, come by here.

Someone needs you Lord, come by here.

Oh Lord, come by here.

Someone’s praying Lord, come by here.

Someone’s praying Lord, come by here.

Someone’s praying Lord, come by here.

Oh Lord, come by here.

 Message          “You Will Be My Witnesses”            Acts 1:1-11

Commitment Hymn          “Soon and Very Soon”                              UMH #706

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King;

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King;

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We’re going to see the King.

No more dying there…

No more crying there…

 

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: “The Faithful Word,” a medley of “Standing on the Promises,” R. Kelso Carter and “How Firm a Foundation,” K; arranged by Carter & Bradbury

 

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Fruitland and Payette United Methodist Churches

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 17, 2020

Prelude:

Welcome and Announcements

Welcoming the Light of Christ

Interlude:

CALL TO WORSHIP

Calling Song              “This Is My Father’s World”           UMH #144

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!

Responsive Reading from Psalm 66:16-20

Leader: Come and hear, all you who fear Go let me tell you what he has done for me..

People: I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.

Leader: If I had cherished sin in my heart the Lord would not have listened;

People: But God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.

All: Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me.

Unison Invocation

Heavenly Father,

we gladly acknowledge your presence among us today.

Use these moments of worship

to renew our love for you and our neighbors.

Help us reaffirm our decision to follow Jesus Christ

in whose name we pray. Amen.

Hymn                  “God Will Take Care of You”                                 UMH #130

Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you;

Beneath his wings of love abide, God will take care of you.

(Refrain)

God will take care of you, through every day, o’er all the way;

He will take care of you, God will take care of you. 

Through days of toil when heart doth fail, God will take care of you;

When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you. 

(Refrain) 

No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you;

Lean, weary one, upon his breast, God will take care of you. 

(Refrain)

Gospel Reading                      John 14:15-21                  

New Testament Reading   Acts 17:22-31


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

Offering our gifts and tithes    

Offertory:

Offering prayer:

Gracious, giving God,

we acknowledge your faithfulness.

With you we always have plenty and enough to share.

Forgive us when we have focused on ourselves

And have failed to see those around us.

Help us become more like Jesus,

the one through whom we pray. Amen.

Prayers of the People

Hymn                          “In His Time”                                    TFWS #2203

In his time, in his time; he makes all things beautiful in his time.

Lord, please show me every day as you’re teaching me you way,

That you do just what you say in your time. 

In your time, in your time;

You make all things beautiful in your time.

Lord, my life to you I bring; may each song I have to sing

be to you a lovely thing in your time.

 

Message       “Always Be Ready”             1 Peter 3:13-22

 

Commitment Hymn                 “Pass It On”                  UMH #572

 

It only takes a spark to get a fire going,

And soon all those around can warm up to its glowing.

That’s how it is with God’s love once you’ve experienced it;

You spread his love to everyone; you want to pass it on.

 

What a wondrous time is spring, when all the trees are budding,

The birds begin to sing, the flowers start their blooming.

That’s how it is with God’s love once you’ve experienced it;

You want to sing, it’s fresh like spring, you want to pass it on.

 

I wish for you, my friend, this happiness that I’ve found;

You can depend on him, it matters not where you’re bound.

I’ll shout it from the mountain top; I want my world to know;

The Lord of love has come to me, I want to pass it on.

 

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

 

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Postlude:

 

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