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Order of Worship, April 26

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

UJCC Sunday House Worship Service

April 26, 2020 * 3rd Sunday of Easter

Blessings to you this Sunday morning in this holy season of Easter! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!

*Call To Worship

Leader: O come, let us worship the Lord

and consider what wondrous things God has done:

All: The Magi who study the heavens follow a guiding star!

Leader: O come, let us worship the Lord

and consider what wondrous things God has done:

All: The peoples who live in the shadows see a glorious light!

Leader: O come, let us worship the Lord

and consider what wondrous things God has done:

All: The Christ who embodies the Word unveils the hidden plan,

making us joint heirs of the promise of salvation through the gospel!

Leader: O come, let us worship the Lord,

All: for God has done wondrous things! (cicw)

Song of Centering "Called as Partners in Christ's Service" Becky Messer & Larry Honda

We Humbly Adore and Receive

Children’s Time "The Armor of God II" Rev. Rae Kim

* The inserted video, "Andy's Armor" was used under permission by Group:

Scripture Reading in Japanese Matthew 2:1-12 Miwa Jones

Sermon “An Easter Epiphany” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner

Song of Reflection "Same Power” by Jeremy Camp Becky Messer & Rae Kim

* You are invited to continue your spiritual practice of giving to the church. Please either mail your offering to the church (136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612) or try our online giving option (LINK HERE). Thank you!

Doxology Youth Band

Joys and Concerns & Time of Prayer

You are invited to share your joys and concerns with one another using our usual format:

Person lifting the prayer: “O God of Mercy;” everyone’s response: “This is our prayer.”

After you share your joys and concerns, go around the circle and offer prayer, praying freely or using this format:

“God, I thank you for…” and “God, I ask for…”

You are invited to close together with The Lord’s Prayer.

Worship Resource: (cicw) Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, “Epiphany Call To Worship,” from “The Visit of The Magi,”

* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30

From your computer or smartphone, join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 840 076 506

Or call: +1 669 900 6833

* Zoom Sunday School at 1pm today

Meeting ID: 935 6073 9216

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Matthew 2:1-12

1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ 3When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:

6 “And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.” ’

7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. 8Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ 9When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

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