UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
July 4, 2021 * 6th Sunday After Pentecost
Come, Holy Spirit!
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!
“I simply think God is greater than our weakness. In fact, I think it is our weakness that reveals how great God is.” -Max Lucado
Call To Worship
One: We have come to worship God, the living God,
All: Who calls prophets and teachers to bear witness.
One: We have come to praise God, the almighty God,
All: Who answers the forces of hatred and hurt with the power of grace.
One: We have come to worship God, all-gracious God,
All: Who chooses even you and me, to receive and carry the Word of life and hope. All glory to God! (ww)
Song of Centering This is my Father's World Julia Baldwin & Norman Ocampo
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Nathan Nakamura
Sermon “Power Made Perfect In Weakness” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection "Unashamed" JHC Worship Team
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 Rev. Rae: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Now in Peace Becky Messer
Worship Resource: (ww) United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive, “Call To Worship: We Have Come,” https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/01/call-to-worship-we-have-come.html
II Corinthians 12:2-10
I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. 3And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— 4was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. 5On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 6But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, 7even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given to me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. 8Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, 9but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.