Category Archives: Weekly Service

October 22nd Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 22, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Holy, Holy, Holy” SUMH #2007

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 here, 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
One: We belong to God.
All: ​God’s stamp is on our lives.
One: God’s love and compassion is built into us.
All: ​God’s mercy and hope flow through us.
One: Let’s celebrate the powerful presence of God.
All: ​Let’s rejoice in all the opportunities God gives us to serve. AMEN.

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 “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Days of Elijah” Overhead

​SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Psalm 99 ​Page 480
New Testament Reading 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Page 959

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“THE APOSTLE PAUL WRITES TO YOU”

Prayer

*Hymn “Jesus Calls Us” UMH#398

Benediction

Church Life​​
Sunday, October 22,, 2017
​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship

Monday, October 23, 2017 – Newsletter Deadline​
​5:30pm – Potluck/Movie Night​

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Shalom Sunday
​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Darwin Parsons
Nursery Karen Anderson
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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October 15th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 15, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Come, Rejoice in God” SUMH #2017

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 here, 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
One: Rejoice in God always! Again, I say rejoice!
All: ​Rejoice in God’s steadfast love.
One: Rejoice in Christ enduring grace.
All: ​Rejoice in God’s saving word.
One: Rejoice in the Spirit’s gentle guidance.
All: ​Rejoice in God’s healing presence.
One: Rejoice in God always! Again, I say rejoice!

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “There’s a Spirit in the Air” UMH #192

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Pass it On” UMH #572

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Exodus 32:1-14 ​Page 69
*Gospel Reading ​Matthew 22:1-14 ​Page 803

Special Reading

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO IGNORE THE INVITATION?”

Prayer

*Hymn “Spirit Song” UMH #347

Benediction

God Invites, You Decide

Church Life​​
Sunday, October 15, 2017
​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship
​1:30pm – CUMC Church Conference held at Montague UMC
​ (1:30pm gathering, 2:00pm worship, 3:00pm
Conference)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
​2:00pm – Card Making Party (Verify with Carol Adams)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
​1:00pm – UMW Meeting

Sunday, October 22, 2017
​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship

Monday, October 23, 2017 – Newsletter Deadline​

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Konnie Grant
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

October 8th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 8, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Come, Now is the Time to Worship” Overhead

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 here, 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
One: Brothers and sisters, we come from many houses. Welcome​to this household, the house of God.
All: ​Here we hear words that revive. Here we experience grace that makes our heart glad.
One: God offers light to our eyes.
All: ​Christ brings wisdom to our hearts and minds.
One: God’s teachings are sweeter than honey
All: ​Even honey dripping off the honeycomb!
One: They are more precious than gold
All: ​Even tons of pure gold!
One: Sisters and brothers, welcome to the house of God!

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Song of Promise” UMH #707

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me”
Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “This is the Day” UMH #657

​SHARING THE WORD
First Reading ​ Exodus 20:1-20 ​Page 58
Second Reading Psalm 19 ​Page 433

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“NINE OUT OF TEN”

Prayer

*Hymn “How Great Thou Art” UMH #77

Benediction

​​Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Bev Grumm
Nursery Bev Grumm
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

October 1st Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 1, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

World Communion Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “All Who Hunger” SUMH #2126

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 here, 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
One: Come, let us bow before the Holy One.
All: ​Come, let us confess God’s might.
One: Come, let us feel God’s mercy.
All: ​Come, let us live in God’s light.
One: As God’s people, we lift our voices in praise.
All: ​Glory to you, gracious and loving God!

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Here I Am, Lord” UMH #593

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns
Gloria Patri UMH #70

Children’s Time
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me”
Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “One Bread, One Body” UMH #620

​SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading ​Exodus 17:1-7 ​ Page 56
*Gospel Reading Matthew 21:23-32​ Page 802

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“WERE BOTH SONS OBEDIENT?”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving UMH #13

Prayer

*Hymn “Take Our Bread” UMH #640

Benediction
Prayer

Church Life
Sunday, October 1, 2017 – World Communion Sunday
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Monday, October 2, 2017
​​5:30pm – Movie/Potluck​

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – World Communion Sunday
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
​​4:00pm – Memorial for Carol Weller

Sunday, October 15, 2017
​​2:00pm – CUMC Church Conference held at Montague UMC
Claybanks UMC 9197 56th Ave. Montague, MI 49437

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Edie Bogart
Nursery Kathy Ohman

September 24th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 24, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Shout to the Lord” SUMH #2074

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 here, 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
One: Give thanks to the Lord!
All: ​Call upon the name of the Lord!
One:​God’s love and mercy are given daily for each of us.
All: ​God’s forgiveness and tenderness are poured out for us.
One: Praise be to God who deals so kindly with us.
All: ​Lord, help us offer the same compassion to others.
​Amen.

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “There’s Something About That Name” UMH #171

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – Shalom Sunday
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me”
Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Trust and Obey” UMH #467

​SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament ​Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 ​Page 484
New Testament ​​Philippians 1:12-21​Page 953

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“WHAT IS OUR GAIN?”

Prayer

*Hymn “Are Ye Able” UMH #530

Benediction

Church Life
Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Shalom
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Newsletter Deadline
​​5:30pm – Movie/Potluck​​
Friday, September 29, 2017 – Ragnar Relay ​​

Sunday, October 1, 2017 – World Communion Sunday
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ ​​​ Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

September 17th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 17, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “God, How Can We Forgive” SUMH #2169

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 here, 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
One: Sing praise to God who rescues us when we fall!
All: ​Sing praise to God who walks with us on our journeys!
One: Even though we fall, God lifts us and places us on paths of​peace.
All: ​Even though we stray, God finds us and brings us back to lives of hope.
One: Thanks be to God, whose love is continually with us.
All:​Praise be to God, whose mercy is over us all. Amen.
Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Help Us Accept Each Other” UMH #560

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me”
Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” UMH #390

​SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament ​Exodus 14:19-31 ​Page 53
*Gospel Reading ​​Matthew 18:21:35​Page 800

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“FORGIVENESS MAY BE HARD, BUT IT IS THE WILL OF GOD”

Prayer

*Hymn “Freely, Freely” UMH #389

Benediction

Church Life
Sunday, September 17, 2017
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Monday, September 18, 2017
​​5:30pm – Movie/Potluck​​

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
​​2:00pm – Card Making Party

Thursday, September 21, 2017
​​1:00pm – UMW Meeting

Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Shalom
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ ​​​ Konnie Grant
Nursery Edith Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

September 10th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
September 10, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Sing a New Song to the Lord” SUMH #2045

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 here, 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
One: ​How shall we live in the love of God?
All: ​We shall treat one another with fairness and dignity.
One: ​How shall we witness God’s forgiving love?
All: ​We will reach out to others with compassion.
One: ​Come, let us worship God who has always loved us.
All: ​Let our worship of God be reflected in our lives of hope and peace. Amen.

Opening Prayer

Sunday School Blessing and Recognition

*Hymn “Lord of the Dance” UMH #261

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me”
Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “We Are the Church” UMH #558

​SHARING THE WORD

Old Testament ​Psalm 149 ​Page 508
*Gospel Reading ​​Matthew 18:15-20​Page 799

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“THE POWER GIVEN TO THE CHURCH”

Prayer

*Hymn “Victory in Jesus” UMH #370

Benediction

Church Life
Sunday, September 10, 2017 – Offering for Harvey victims
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Monday, September 11, 2017
​​5:30pm – Movie/Potluck​​

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
​​6:00pm – Finance Committee Meeting
​​6:30pm – Trustees Committee Meeting
​​7:00pm – Ad Council Meeting

Sunday, September 17, 2017
​​9:30am – Adult Sunday School
​​9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​​10:30am – Worship

Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ ​​​ Art Grumm
Nursery Karen Anderson
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News