Order of Worship Aug. 23, 2020
Updated: Jun 14, 2022
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
August 23, 2020 * 12th Sunday After Pentecost / VBS Sunday
Blessings to you this holy Sabbath day! 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: As we gather together to worship, let us remember the words of Scripture:
All: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
Leader: Jesus sent his disciples out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.
All: For with two, if you fall, someone is there to help you up.
Leader: Jesus says, “Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
All: Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm.
Leader: Every day the believers continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.
All: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
Leader: Let us consider how we may spur each other on toward love and good deeds.
All: A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Leader: So let us not give up meeting together, but let us encourage one another.
All: Let us worship God together. (jh)
Song of Centering Your Grace is Enough Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Scripture Reading in Japanese Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “Loving Others” Nathan Nakamura
VBS Reflections Sunday School
Song of Reflection “Here I Am” UJCC Choir
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
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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: (jh) Joanna Harader, “Call to Worship (from: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Mark 6:7; Matthew 18:20; Acts 2:46; Hebrews 10: 24-25)” https://spaciousfaith.com/2011/08/31/wednesday-worship-pieces-when-two-or-three-are-gathered/
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.