UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
August 8, 2021 * 11th Sunday After Pentecost
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!
“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?
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 "Grace Greater Than Our Sin" Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Summer Sunday School has begun in-person, so Children’s Time will resume August 15. Thank you!
Sermon “You Are A Mist” Rev. Akiko Miyake - Stoner
Song of Sending Forth "I Give You My Heart" Becky Messer
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: email@example.com
Go Now in Peace Becky Messer
Worship Resource: (dc) Daniel Commerford, “Call To Worship (inspired by Joel 2: 13-15, Hosea 14:1, Psalm 145:8, Zechariah 1:3)” https://www.liturgylink.net/
Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town and spend a year there, doing business and making money.’ 14Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.’