Order of Worship August 16, 2020

UJCC Sunday House Worship Service

August 16, 2020 * 11th Sunday After Pentecost

* Calladiums, a photo taken by Karen Kurokawa

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

One: In a world that cries out, “Fear me!” Many: We will listen to Jesus’ words, “Don’t be afraid!”

One: In a world that wants us to hate the other… Many: We will live Jesus’ call to, “Love God.

Love your neighbor, as you love yourself.”

One: In a world that radicalizes… Many: We, too, will be radical. Radical with our hospitality. Radical with our hope. Radical with our love.

One: Then come to this place, ready to be who we are called to be. Many: Let us gather together and worship God. (rb)

Song of Centering "God Help The Outcasts Becky Messer

We Humbly Adore and Receive

Children’s Time Kevin Watkins

Scripture Reading in Japanese Matthew 22:34-40 Miwa and Nanami Jones

Sermon “Loving Yourself” Nathan Nakamura

Song of Reflection. Precious Lord, Take My Hand (cover) Larry Honda

* Video edited by Larry Honda

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: (rb) Richard Bott, “Call To Worship: Radical Love,” http://liturgy.richardbott.com/

Matthew 22:34-40

34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

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