Monthly Archives: April 2021

May 2nd Service

Sunday, May 2, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song……………”God of the Ages(1-4)………..….UMH  698

Prelude

*Processional

In this place, among these people
God is worshipped, God is praised
We have seen the signs and wonders;
The lost are found, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t  you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
Leader: We come with joy to this celebration of God’s love!
All: Open our hearts, Lord, to receive your love.
Leader: We come with hope to this witness to God’s power!
All: Challenge and encourage our spirits to serve you, Lord.
Leader: We come with a willingness to proclaim God’s presence to all.
All: We thank God for this invitation to worship, witness and serve. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri…………………………………………………UMH 70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn
……….….”Take Time to Be Holy” (1-4)…………….UMH 395

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out – “Jesus Loves Me” At this time, children under five are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………………………………….…….UMH 95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn………..……… “Spirit Song” (1-2)………………UMH 347

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
…..Psalm 22:25-31…….Page 435
Epistle Reading
………….. Acts 8:26-40………….Page 892
*Gospel Reading……….….John 15:1-17….….….Page 878

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
What Do You Have To Throw Into The Fire”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn.………..”How Like a Gentle Spirit” (1-5)…………UMH 115

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, May 9
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, May 16
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Tuesday, May 18
4:30 p.m. – Design Team Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Nominations
6:30 p.m. – Trustee’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Admin. Council Meeting
Thursday, May 20
1:00 p.m. – UMW Meeting
Sunday, May 23
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, May 30
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Shalom Sunday

Claybanks United Methodist Church is located at 9197 56th Ave., Montague, MI 49437.  Our mailing address is P.O Box 104, Montague, MI 49437.

Pastor Gary Peterson can be reached at either 231-869-3373 (Home) or 616-644-5520 (cell). His email address is glpeterson@frontier.com 

Our office telephone is 231-923-0573 and our Office email is ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com 

Look us up on the web at Claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist,  – Reba Peterson
Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

April 25th Service

Sunday, April 25, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday of Easter
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song…..”We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”..….UMH  569

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people
God is worshipped, God is praised
We have seen the signs and wonders;
The lost are found, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t  you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
Leader: Love one another, even when love involves risk.
All: We love as God loves us.
Leader: Love and care for others, even when caring is hard.
All: We love and care as God loves and cares for us.
Leader: Love in truth and action.
All: By this we are known as children of God

*Gloria Patri…………………………………………………UMH 70

Opening Prayer
*Hymn
……….”Surely the Presence of the Lord”……………UMH 328

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out – “Jesus Loves Me” At this time, children under five are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

Shalom Sunday Offering
The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………………………………….…….UMH 95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn….….…….”This Little Light of Mine”………..…UMH 585

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
…..Psalm 111……….Page 490
*Gospel Reading
……..Matthew 28:19-20 ……Page 812

Message by Denise Schuitema
Peru Medical Mission 2021

Prayer

*Hymn.………” Let There Be Peace on Earth”………….UMH 431

Presentation of support for Denise

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcement
Tuesday, April 27
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Church Clean-up
Sunday, May 2
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School Resumes
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, May 9
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, May 16
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Tuesday, May 18
4:30 p.m. – Design Team Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Nominations
6:30 p.m. – Trustee’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Admin. Council Meeting

Claybanks United Methodist Church is located at 9197 56th Ave., Montague, MI 49437.  Our mailing address is P.O Box 104, Montague, MI 49437.

Pastor Gary Peterson can be reached at either 231-869-3373 (Home) or 616-644-5520 (cell). His email address is glpeterson@frontier.com 

Our office telephone is 231-923-0573 and our Office email is

ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com 

Look us up on the web at Claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist,  – Edie Bogart

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

   

April 18th Service

Sunday, April 18, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Third Sunday of Easter
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song……..”Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” ……….UMH 89

Prelude

*Processional

 In this place, among these people
God is worshipped, God is praised
We have seen the signs and wonders;
The lost are found, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t  you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
Leader: Eternal God, you raised from the dead our Lord Jesus,
All: And by your Holy Spirit brought to life your church.
Leader: Breathe upon us again with your spirit and give new life to your people,
All: Through the same Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
All: Amen.

*Gloria Patri…………………………………………………UMH 70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn
………………….….”He Lives”………………………….UMH 310

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out – “Jesus Loves Me” At this time, children under five are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………………………………………….UMH 95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn….……”Surely the Presence of the Lord”……..…UMH 328

                           Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Proverbs 3:5-6  .…………………………………………….Page 510
*Gospel Reading
Matthew 6:19-24 ……………………………………………Page 787
John 10:10……………………………………………………Page 872

Message by Jim Tanis
What Really Matters”

Prayer

*Hymn.……..”Easter People, Raise Your Voices”………..UMH 304

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, April 18
Jim Tanis Leading the service
Tuesday, April 20
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Church Clean-up
Newsletter deadline
Sunday, April 25 – Shalom Sunday
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Denise Schuitema Leading the service
Tuesday, April 27
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Alternate Church Clean-up
Sunday, May 2
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School Resumes
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Claybanks United Methodist Church is located at 9197 56th Ave., Montague, MI 49437.

Our mailing address is P.O Box 104, Montague, MI 49437.

Pastor Gary Peterson can be reached at either 231-869-3373 (Home) or 616-644-5520 (cell). His email address is glpeterson@frontier.com 

Our office telephone is 231-923-0573 and our Office email is

ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com 


Look us up on the web at Claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist,  – Art Grumm
Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

    Claybanks United

     Methodist Church

        A warm welcome is extended

        to all who worship here

April 11th Service

Sunday, April 11, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Second Sunday of Easter
Holy Humor Sunday
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song…..”Just a Closer Walk with Thee”………TFWS #2158

Prelude

*Processional

In this place, among these people
God is worshipped, God is praised
We have seen the signs and wonders;
The lost are found, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t  you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
Leader: Joy is loose,
All: In the wiggles of the children.
Leader: The whispers of the young at heart,
All: The smiles of adults.
Leader: We praise God for this glorious day.
All: Let the praise break forth in silly ways.
Leader: Joy and praise fills our hearts and in our songs.
All: Let the laughter be deep, for we are God’s people.

*Gloria Patri…………………………………………………UMH 70

Opening Prayer
Humor Time

*Hymn…………….”This Is The Day” (2 Times)……………UMH 657

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out – “Jesus Loves Me”
At this time, children under five are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology…………………………………………………….UMH 95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn….………………..”Christ Is Risen”…………………UMH 307

Sharing of the Word
Old Testament Reading:…..Psalm 133….Page 501
*Gospel Reading: ….…John 20:19-31…..Page 883

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
Peace Be With You!

Prayer

*Hymn…………..…..…”I Come with Joy”………..……….UMH 617

More Humor

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements

Thursday, April 15
1:00 p.m. – UMW Meeting
Sunday, April 18
9:15 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Jim Tanis Leading the service
Tuesday, April 20
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Church Clean-up
Newsletter deadline
Sunday, April 25 – Shalom Sunday
9:15 a.m.  Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Denise Schuitema Leading the service
Tuesday, April 27
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Alternate Church Clean-up

Claybanks United Methodist Church is located at 9197 56th Ave., Montague, MI 49437.
Our mailing address is P.O Box 104, Montague, MI 49437.

Pastor Gary Peterson can be reached at either 231-869-3373 (Home) or 616-644-5520 (cell). His email address is glpeterson@frontier.com 

Our office telephone is 231-923-0573 and our Office email is
ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com 

Look us up on the web at Claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist,  – Konnie Grant
Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

April 4, 2021 EASTER Service

Sunday April 4, 2021

*Indicates to stand as you are able

Visit To Empty Grave (Outside weather permitting)
Leader: Come Easter people, gather ‘round.
All: The first light of Easter has broken through.
Leader: This fire tells us that Easter has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as He said.
Leader: See the empty tomb, Christ has risen!
All: Christ has risen indeed!
Leader: Now all the prayers that we have prayed during Lent, we send to our risen Christ, in the first fire of Easter morning. Hear our prayers O light of God.

Hymn  …..….”Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”………..UMH #302
Gospel Reading  ……….….….John 20:1-8…….…………Page 882

Lighting The Easter Candle
Leader: We light the Christ CandleAll: With this candle, we carry the first light of Easter into our beautiful church building.
Leader: Easter people, gather ‘round, your Light has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as He said.
Leader: Christ has risen!
All: Christ has risen indeed!

Special Music (Short duration)

Easter Morning Prayer


All Process Into Sanctuary Together

Gospel Reading
 ……………..John 20:9-10………..……..Page 882

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song
 ……..”Up From The Grave He Arose”..……UMH #322
Prelude

Call To Worship 
Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made.
All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader: The crucified one is risen in glory.
All: The stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
Leader: This is the Lord’s doing.
All: It is marvelous in our eyes.
Leader: Let us rejoice and be glad in it. 

Gloria Patri
Opening Prayer
Hymn
…..……..”Crown Him With Many Crowns”…………UMH #327

Prayers Of The People – Joys and Concerns 

Children’s Time After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Afterwards, children five and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves 
Doxology
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn
.……………”The Day Of Resurrection”……..…….UMH #303

Sharing The Word 
Epistle Reading: Acts 10:34-43  – Page 895
Gospel Reading: John 20: 11-18 – Page 882
Message by Pastor Gary
– I Have Seen The Risen Lord!

Words of Assurance 
The Great Thanksgiving
 
Prayer 

Hymn
………………………”He Lives”…………………UMH #310
Benediction 
Postlude
Please Be Seated

Those who purchased Easter flowers can take them after worship

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, April 11, 2021
Holy Humor Sunday
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
6:00 p.m. Trustee’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. Ad Council Meeting

Claybanks UMC located at 9197 56th Ave. Montague, MI 49437
Mailing address: P.O. Box 104, Montague, MI 49437
Pastor Gary Peterson   Home: 231-869-3373
Cell: 616-644-5520 ​​ Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com                                                                                             
Office Telephone: 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​:  Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist:  Edie Bogart
Ministers:  All People As We Live The Good News

Good Friday Service

Friday April 2, 2021 – 2:00 p.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Good Friday

Quiet music playing as everyone enters

Call to Worship

Leader: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
All: We were the hollow echo of hosannas once spoken in love.
Leader: Were you in the garden when the disciples fell asleep?
All: We were the betrayal in Judas’s kiss.
Leader: Were you in the courtyard when the cock crowed?
All: We were the denial on Peter’s lips.
Leader: Were you among the scoffers when Jesus was flogged?
All: We were the whip in the soldier’s hand.
Leader: Were you in Pilate’s chamber when he washed his hands of Jesus’ fate?
All: We were the hated of the crowd, and the indifference in Pilate’s heart.
Leader: Were you with the powers of this world when the soldiers dressed Jesus as king?
All: We were the mockery in the crown of thorns.
Leader: Were you among the spectators at Golgotha?
All: We were the nails that pierced Jesus’ hands and feet.
Leader: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
All: Were the silence when no bird sang.

Opening Song    “Were You There” (vs 1-3)  UMH #288

First Reading  – Luke 22:39-53 (The first candle is extinguished)

Second Reading  – John 18:12-14 (The second candle is extinguished)

Song  “Go To Dark Gethsemane” (vs 1-2)   UMH #290

Third Reading – Luke 22:54b-62 (The third candle is extinguished)

Litany
Leader: There is no warmth in the fire.
All: Our blood runs as cold as the night.
Leader: The one we love is in peril.
All: Our courage blows away like the wind.
Leader: Strangers recognize our fellowship in Jesus.
All: Our denial pierces the soul like the cock’s crow pierces the dawn.
Leader: There is no warmth in the fire.
All: Our tears flow as cold as the night.

Fourth Reading – John 18:19-23 (The fourth candle is extinguished)

Fifth Reading – Matthew 27:1-2 (The fifth candle is extinguished)

Prayer

Sixth Reading – Matthew 27:3-10 (The sixth candle is extinguished)

Litany

Leader: Jesus stands condemned.
All: Wait! Stop the madness.
Leader: It is too late.
All: We will repent of our sin.
Leader: You have been well paid.
All: We don’t want blood money.
Leader: It is yours all the same.
All: Please, stop this madness.
Leader: It is too late.

Seventh Reading – John 18:33-38 (The seventh candle is extinguished)

Song  “What Wondrous Love Is This” UMH #292

Eighth Reading – Matthew 27:15-24 (The eighth candle is extinguished)

Prayer

Ninth Reading – Matthew 27:26-31 (The ninth candle is extinguished)

Song  “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” UMH #286

Tenth Reading – Matthew 27:32-37; John 19:20b-21 (The tenth candle is extinguished)

Reading  – The Three Trees

Eleventh Reading – Luke 23:35, 39-43 (The eleventh candle is extinguished)

Music

Litany
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our sins.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our desertions and our betrayals.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our accusations and our scorn.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our lives.

Twelfth Reading – Mark 15:33-34 (The twelfth candle is extinguished)

Thirteenth Reading – Mark 15:35-36 (The thirteenth candle is extinguished)

Fourteenth Reading –  Matthew 27:50-51

Our Funeral Church Bell is rung once (The fourteenth candle is extinguished)

Draping of the Cross (The Christ candle is extinguished)

*Please depart the Sanctuary in silence until reaching Fellowship Hall