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July 25th Service

Sunday, July 25, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
”O Worship the King”…………….UMH 73

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: Let your hearts be open to the Lord today.
All: Let our spirits be ready to feel God’s power and love.
Leader: Let go of all the things that bind your life up.
All: Help us to place our trust in God.
Leader: Come, let us praise the God of love.
All: Let us bring our hearts to God. AMEN.

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

*Opening Prayer
                

*Hymn
”He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought”…..….UMH  128

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out to “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
”Break Thou the Bread of Life”…………..UMH 599

Sharing of the Word

Epistle Reading

Ephesians 3:14-21….Page 950
*Gospel Reading

John 6:1-21 ………Page 867

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”Bread and Fish”

Prayer

*Hymn
”Sent Forth by God’s Blessing”………….UMH 664

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, July 25

10:30 a.m. – Worship
Shalom Sunday
Sunday, August 1
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Communion
Sunday, August 8
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Teen Challenge
Community Meal
Friday, August 13
5:00 p.m. – Strawberry Social
Sunday, August 15
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, August 22
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist – David Grossman

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News


June 20th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, June 20, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Father’s Day
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
”Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”…….. UMH  133

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: God’s love for us is great!
All: God is like a loving parent who watches over us.
Leader: God’s mercy for us great!
All: God reaches out to us in healing, patience and peace.
Leader: Praise be to God who has called us here.
All: Praise be to God whose love and mercy is given to us. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri……………………………UMH 70

*Affirmation of Faith
– The Nicene Creed…………….UMH 880

*Hymn
”Children of the Heavenly Father”……………….UMH 141

Recognition of Father’s Day

Prayers of the People
– Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out to “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
”For the Beauty of the Earth”..…………UMH 92

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading

1 Samuel 17:32-37, 48-49………Page 228
*Gospel Reading

Mark 4:35-41….…..Page 816

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”Jesus Does Not Sleep Through Everything”

Prayer

*Hymn
”It Is Well with My Soul”……………….UMH 377

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements
Sunday, June 20
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Father’s Day
Tuesday, June 22
Newsletter deadline
Sunday, June 27
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Shalom Sunday
Deadline to donate books to Love, Inc.
Sunday, July 4
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Sunday, July 11
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
Our Office email is ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com 

Look us up on the web at Claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist,  – Darwin Parsons

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

June 6th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Second Sunday After Pentecost
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
”Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”.…UMH 126  

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: People of God, enter this place with thanksgiving and praise,
All: For the Lord is good.
Leader: Come and rejoice, sing glory to God,
All: For the Lord is good.
Leader: Remember, the steadfast love of God endures forever,
All: For the Lord is good.

*Gloria Patri……………………………UMH 70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn
”Here, O My Lord, I See Thee”……………………UMH 623

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out to “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
”Be Still, My Soul”..………………..UMH 534

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading

Psalm 138…….Page 503

*Gospel Reading
Mark 3:20-35….….Page 814

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”A House Divided”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn
”Rise Up, O Men of God”…………….UMH 576

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, June 6
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Return to After-church coffee hour
Sunday, June 13
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Special Remembrances
Thursday, June 17
1:00 p.m. – UMW Meeting
Sunday, June 20
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Father’s Day
Tuesday, June 22
Newsletter deadline
Sunday, June 27
10:30 a.m. – Worship
Shalom Sunday
Deadline to donate books to Love, Inc.

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
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

May 16 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 16, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 Ascension Sunday
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song……”He Has Made Me Glad” (2 Times)……TFWS 2270  

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: Welcome! We are gathered here to celebrate the great promise!
All: Our hearts are ready to receive this good news.
Leader: Jesus asked all of his friends to live lives reflecting the love of God.
All: We are numbered among these friends!
Leader: Open your hearts today. Hear God’s special word just for you!
All: Lord, help us to be ready to receive your word and to live in your love. Amen.

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

Opening Prayer

*Hymn…………………”My Hope Is Built”…………………….UMH 368

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the children out to “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, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”..…….UMH 173

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
…..Psalm 47…….Page 450
Epistle Reading
……Ephesians 1:15-23…..Page 949
*Gospel Reading……. Luke 24:44-53…….Page 861

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson

We Are To Return To Jerusalem With Great Joy!”

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

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements

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
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day

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 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 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