Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
317 SW 2nd Street Fruitland, Idaho

Worship guidelines

 


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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FRUITLAND  and  PAYETTE   UNITED METHODIST  CHURCHES

August 23, 2020

 

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

PRELUDE: “Draw the Circle Wide”    Gordon Light, Mark Miller

                 sung by Eastminster United Church Choir

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

            The musician are Jim and Iran Trenkel

            The liturgist today is Glenora  Wright

            The message will be brought by Rochelle Killett

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ

Interlude: “To God  Be The Glory”,  arranged by W.H. Doane

Ringing the Church Bell

CALL TO WORSHIP

CALLING SONG  “I Come With Joy”  #617  United Methodist Hymnal

            I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved and free,

            In awe and wonder to recall his life laid down for me,

            His life laid down for me.

 

            I come with Christians far and near to find, as all are fed

            The new community of love in Christ’s communion bread,

            In Christ’s communion bread.

 

            As Christ breaks bread and bids us share, each proud division ends.

            The love that made us makes us one, and strangers now are friends,

            And strangers now are friends.

 

            And thus with joy we meet out Lord, His presence always near,

            Is in such friendship better known;  we see and praise him here,

            We see and praise him here.

 

            Together met, together bound, we’ll go our different ways,

            And as his people in the world, we’ll live and speak his praise,

            We’ll live and speak his praise.

 

RESPONSIVE READING :   Psalm 61:1-5

Leader:   God, listen to my cry; pay attention to my prayer!

People: When my heart is weak, I cry out to you from the very ends of the earth. 

                 Lead me to the rock that is higher than I am

Leader:   Because you have been my refuge,  a tower of strength in the face of the enemy.

People: Please let me live in your tent forever!

                Please let me take refuge in the shelter of your wings!

Leader:  Because you, God, have heard my promises;

                You’ve given me the same possession as those who honor your name.

 

UNISON INVOCATION:

Gracious and Loving God, we come before you this morning with praise.  Praise for another good day, praise for life, praise for a wonderful world that sustains us in these times of anxiety and concern.  We praise you even when we cannot be together as a worshiping body.  Bless us as we worship in our separate places, as we turn our hearts to you.  Be especially with those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit.  Give us hope this morning as we turn to you.  As the Psalmist says, may we seek shelter in your wings?  Open our hearts, open our minds to hear the movement of your Spirit here with us.  Amen.

 

HYMN:   “Thy Word is A Lamp”  #601  United Methodist Hymnal

 

Refrain:  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet

                 And a light unto my path.

 

1.  When I feel afraid, and think I’ve lost my way,

     Still you’re there right beside me,

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

     Please be near me to the end.

Refrain:

 

2.  O will not forget your love for me

     And yet my heart forever is wandering.

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

     And I will love you to the end.

Refrain:

 

PASTORAL  PRAYER

 

SCRIPTURE:  Proverbs 2:1-11  CEB

MESSAGE:    Peace in a Time of Anxiety      Rochelle Killett

 

COMMITMENT  HYMN

 “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus”   #2129  The Faith We Sing

1.  I have decided to follow Jesus,

     I have decided to follow Jesus,

     I have decided to follow Jesus,

     No turning back, no turning back.

2.  The world behind me, the cross before me,

     The world behind me, the cross before me,

     The world behind me, the cross before me.

     No turning back, no turning back.

3.  Though none go with me, still I will follow,

     Though none go with me, still I will follow,

     Thou none go with me, still I will follow,

     No turning back, no turning back.

 

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 as the wonders God has shown you.

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

 

Postlude: “El Shaddai”   Michael Card and John Thompson 

 

 

 

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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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