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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

March 28, 2021 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday March 28, 2021
Palm Sunday
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song  Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” ver. 1-3        UMH #278    

Prelude

*Processional – Waiving our palms

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

Leader: Let all creation shout!

All: Let us wave the palm branches high. Jesus is coming!
Leader: He comes in humility to claim God’s own.
All: May he claim us this day and heal our hearts!
Leader: Hosanna to the Son of David.
All: Hosanna to the blessed Son of God. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri                                                                      UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn              “Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus”              UMH #277       

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.

Shalom Sunday Offering

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology                                                                           UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn            In the Cross Of Christ I Glory”               UMH #295

Sharing of the Word

*Gospel Readings:  Mark 11:1-11, Mark 15:1-39               Page 823                        

  (We will stand for just the first reading of Mark)

Message    “Cleaning House”                                        Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn             Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross”            UMH #301

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Calendar and Announcements.

Sunday, March 28, 2021
9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship 
Palm Sunday
Shalom Sunday

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 2, 2021
2:00 p.m. Good Friday Service

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Easter Sunday

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

Pianist​​​​:  Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist:   Art Grumm
Ministers​:  All People As We Live the Good New

November 8th Service

November 8, 2020  10:30 a.m.

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “Rejoice the Lord is King” #715

Prelude

Processional (Altar candles to be lighted)

*Call to Worship
Leader: Today God’s Word will be spoken to your hearts.
All: Open our ears and hearts to receive God’s Word.
Leader: Today God’s love will be poured into your life.
All: Prepare us, Lord, to receive your love.
Leader: Hallelujah!
All: Hallelujah!

*Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” #405

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “Steal Away to Jesus” #704

Sharing the Word –
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 78: 1-7 (pg. 468)
*Gospel Reading: Matthew 25: 1-13 (page 806)

Message: Being Prepared for Jesus’ Coming -Pastor Gary

Hymn: “Blessed Assurance” #369

Benediction

Postlude

After using Hymnals and Bibles, please leave them on the pew/seat for cleaning! Thank you!

Calendar and Announcements

Sundays in November……..Food Bank Mission
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4:30pm……Worship Design
6:30pm…………….Trustees
7:00pm…………Ad Council
November 29………First Sunday of Advent and
Lighting of the 1st Advent Candle

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

October 25th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 25, 2020  10:30 a.m.
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Reformation Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” – #110

Prelude

*Call to Worship
Leader: We do not gather in vain, for God is working
in our hearts.

All: The love of Jesus Christ calls us together.
Leader: Our worship strengthens and empowers us to
share the gospel.

All: The love of Jesus Christ shines in our lives.
Leader: Proclaim the good news with boldness!
All: The love of Jesus Christ is at work in the
world. AMEN

*Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer

Recognizing The Reformation

Hymn: “The Gift of Love” – #408

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s’ Time

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “Jesu, Jesu” – #432

Sharing the Word –
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 20:1-17
*Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:34-46

Message Ten Down to Two Pastor Gary

Prayer

Hymn: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” – #557

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements 
Today, October 25, 10:30am……… Shalom Sunday
Wednesday, Oct. 28 th …………….RADA orders due
Sunday, November 1, 10:30am……..All Saint’s Day
Sunday, November 1, 10:30am……Communion
FOOD BANK SUNDAY is November 22 nd !!

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

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Dar Parsons
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News

October 18 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 18, 2020  10:30 a.m.

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements – Kathy Ohman

Praise Song: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” – #103

Prelude

Processional

*Call to Worship – Konnie Grant
Leader: Sisters and brothers, we are loved by God.
All: The ruler of heaven and earth knows us by name.
Leader: God hears and answers our cries for help.
All: God shows compassion and kindness to us.
Leader: May our lives praise and magnify our great and awesome God.
All: We have come to worship the one whose images is imprinted within us.

*Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer – Art Grumm

Hymn: “Abide With Me” #700

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns – Edie Bogart

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves – Art Grumm

Prayer of Dedication – Art Grumm

Hymn: “Take Time to Be Holy” #395

Sharing the Word – Konnie Grant
Old Testament Reading: Exodus 33:12-23
*Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:37-40 / Mark 12:29-31

Message Lonely or Alone – Edie Bogart

Witnessing

Prayer – Edie Bogart

Hymn: “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” #672

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements 
Today, October 18, 10:30am……………Laity Sunday
Sunday, October 18, 9:30am………..Adult SS began
Tuesday, October 20, 5:00pm – Worship Design Cmt.
Sunday, October 25, 10:30am……… Shalom Sunday
Wednesday, Oct. 28th…………….RADA orders due
Sunday, November 1, 10:30am……..All Saint’s Day

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

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Laity
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News

October 4 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
October 4, 2020  10:30 a.m.
World Communion Sunday

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song: “How Great Thou Art”

Prelude

Call to Worship ( = stand as you are able)
Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God.
All: The skies proclaim the work of God’s hands.
Leader: Day and night return endlessly, showing God’s steadfast love.
All: The sun shines upon the earth, reflecting God’s light.
Leader: The law of God is perfect, reviving the soul.
All: The decrees of God bring wisdom, making wise the pure of heart.
Leader: The heavens are telling the glory of God.
All: The skies proclaim the work of God’s hands.
Leader: Come! Let us worship the living God.

*Gloria Patri

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “This Is My Song”

World Communion Sunday

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn: “There Is a Balm in Gilead”

Sharing the Word
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 19
*Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:33-46

Message: Do We Hold Our Preachers to a High Level? Pastor Gary

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

Hymn: “I Come with Joy”

Benediction

Postlude

Calendar and Announcements
Today, October 4, ……………..World Communion Sunday
Thursday, October 15, 1:00pm………………..UMW Meets
Sunday, October 18, 10:30am…………………Laity Sunday
Sunday, October 18, 9:30am….Adult Sunday School begins
Tuesday, October 20, 7pm……………………Ad Council??

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

Pianist: Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Reba Peterson
Ministers: All People As We Live the Good News