Updated: Aug 14, 2020
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
August 2, 2020 * 9th Sunday After Pentecost
* Image: Blessing Bread and Fish’ by Sadao Watanabe
Blessings to you this Sunday morning! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!
Saving God, we come to you this day from times that are hectic.
We are pulled in many directions.
Open our hearts to receive you.
Deliver us from the temptation to just give up and flounder in the rough waters of life.
Reach out to us with your strength and power and bring us closer to you.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray, amen. (nct)
Song of Centering. Nothing Else Becky Messer
Children’s Time(VBS Day 4) Rev. Rae Kim
Scripture Reading in Japanese Matthew 14:13-21 Miwa and Nanami Jones
* Image: <a href='https://pngtree.com/so/pink'>pink png from pngtree.com</a>
Sermon “Next To Nothing” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection. "The Blessing" by Elevation Worship (cover)
* Video Editing & Sound Editing: Evan Hamada
* Instruments & Sound Editing: 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.
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30
From your computer or smartphone, join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 8141 6160
Or call: +1 669 900 6833
Virtual VBS at 1PM: Click HERE
Meeting ID: 850 7599 8856 / Password: 0701
* If you or your kids would like to contribute to our virtual worship by music, painting, photos, or anything, please contact Rev. Rae: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Communion will also be celebrated during our Fellowship and Prayer Zoom meeting at 11:30 today. Please prepare the elements for your household. Any kind of bread or juice (even water) will be appropriate.
Worship Resource: (nct) Nancy C. Townley, “Worship Connection: August 2, 2020: Invocation,” https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/1353/worship-connection-august-2-2020
13Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” 18And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.