UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
June 14, 2020 * Second Sunday After Pentecost
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!
Affirmation Of Faith
I believe in a God
who created all things
and seeks for all to be in communion as God’s people.
I believe in Jesus Christ
who showed us how to share love,
and who commissioned us to go out into the highways and byways
inviting all to be a part of God’s work in the world.
I believe in the Holy Spirit
who leads and guides us into the world,
then touches the lives of those around us
in ways that make them receptive to love.
I believe in the harvest
and the call for laborers to receive and respond,
sharing light and life with the world. Amen. (tt)
Song of Centering. Go To The World Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Rev. Rae Kim
Scripture Reading in Japanese Matthew 9:35-10:8 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “Laborers Into The Harvest” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection. Build My Life by Pat Barrett
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
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30
From your computer or smartphone, join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 8141 6160
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* 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
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: (tt) Tim Tate, “Affirmation of Faith (inspired by Matthew 25:16-20; Matthew 9:35-38)” http://www.warrentonumc.org/
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
10Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. 2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
5These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.