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Order of Worship August 15, 2021

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

UJCC Sunday House Worship Service

August 15, 2021 * 12th Sunday After Pentecost

The Peace of Christ be with you! Today, our youth are leading worship as they reflect on their experiences of God at this year’s Junior High Camp and Asian (High School) Camp! Let us join together in spirit and in truth as we worship!

“The Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean—

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver

Call To Worship

Return to the Lord your God,

for God is gracious.

Confess to the Lord your God,

for God is merciful.

Repent to the Lord your God,

for God is slow to anger.

Praise the Lord your God,

for God abounds in steadfast love.

Worship the Lord your God.

Together, let us worship God! (dc)

Song of Centering “Not Be Shaken,” “I Belong” Camp Videos

We Humbly Adore and Receive

Children's Time Hannah Nii

Camp Reflection Halle Sembritzki, Luke Wong, Jonah Wong, Evan Hamada

Song of Reflection “Draw Me Close” Camp Video

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.

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

Go Now In Peace Becky Messer

Special Announcement

Next week on Sunday, August 22, we will be having a special fall kick off with many awesome treats:

  • We will have an art show featuring pieces from our own members, families, and friends

  • There will be an ice cream truck serving free ice cream after service

  • It is the first week of Sunday school and the Sunday school teachers are preparing some treats for the kids

  • We will be blessing the kids' backpacks. So, don't forget to bring one with you!

  • There will be a craft booth that the kids can enjoy after service

  • Rev. Akiko will be starting a sermon series related to children's stories

And so much more! We hope to see you there!

Scripture Texts

JHC - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV): 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

AC - James 4:8 (NLT): 8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

JHC/AC - Galatians 5:13-14 (NIV): 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”do this or that.’

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