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Order of Worship April 4, 2021

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

UJCC Sunday House Worship Service

April 4, 2021 * Easter

Happy Easter! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

The Peace of Christ be with you! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!

Prelude “Thine Be The Glory” Worldwide United Methodist Virtual Choir

Flowering of the Cross UJCC Sunday School

Song of Centering Becky Messer

Call To Worship

You are making all things new! A new heaven A new earth A new way of thinking A new way of being.

You are making all things new! No more Death No more mourning No more crying No more pain.

You are making all things new! Renew our minds to renew the world by living out your commandment of love.

You are making all things new! Alleluia! (ww)

We Humbly Adore and Receive

Children’s Time Rev. Sungrae Kim

Japanese Scripture Reading Psalm 134 Miwa and Nanami Jones

Sermon “A Long Obedience: Community and Blessing” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner

Choral Anthem “Behold The Lamb” UJCC Choir

Time of Confession

Christ has risen

and we have risen to new life with him.

Yet we must confess the ways we have

continued to remain in our tombs of sin and death.

Living Lord,

when we stand before the empty tomb

we don’t always feel the joy of resurrection.

We feel fear, doubt, and distrust.

We feel empty.

Forgive the fear that paralyzes us at the brink of new life.

Forgive our doubt of your love.

Forgive our distrust of your surprising, joyous plan.

Fill our emptiness with your glorious light.

Raise us to abundant new life

for the glory of your name.

(time of silent prayer and confession)

Words of Assurance

Wake up, sleeper!

Rise from the dead,

and Christ will shine on you.

Sisters and brothers,

Christ has forgiven our sins.

Christ calls us to new life.

Christ will lead us into righteousness. Amen. (gs)

Song of Sending Forth “Living Hope” UJCC Band

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.

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

Meeting ID: 892 8141 6160

Or call: +1 669 900 6833

* Sunday School at 1 pm

Meeting ID: 833 3556 5421

* If you or your kids would like to contribute to our virtual worship by music, painting, photos, recipes, or anything, please contact Rev. Rae:

Easter Egg Hunt

Journey of the Easter Bunny

Go Now in Peace Becky Messer

Holy Communion

Holy Communion will also be celebrated during our Fellowship and Prayer Zoom meeting at 10:30 today. Please prepare the elements for your household. Any kind of bread or juice (even water) will be appropriate.

Worship Resources: (ww) Weekly Worship Page of the Christian Aid website, slightly adapted “Prayer Litany (inspired by Isaiah 43:18-19; 65:17, Revelation 21:5, Romans 12:2)”; (gs) Greg Scheer, slightly adapted “Easter Confession,”

Psalm 134 (The Message Translation)

1-3 Come, bless God, all you servants of God! You priests of God, posted to the nightwatch in God’s shrine, Lift your praising hands to the Holy Place, and bless God. In turn, may God of Zion bless you— God who made heaven and earth!

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