Updated: Jun 29, 2022
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
June 20, 2021 * 4th Sunday After Pentecost * Fathers’ Day
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!
“Jealousy is a disease; love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy—in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.”
Robert A. Heinlein
God our protector,
you stood by David in the time of trial.
Stand with us through all life's storms,
giving us courage to risk danger
to protect those who are oppressed and poor,
that they may know you as their stronghold and hope. Amen. (vds)
Song of Centering Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Nathan Nakamura
Sermon "Lessons From Jealousy" Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection The Walk Garrett Masterson & Rev. Rae
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: (vds) Vanderbilt Divinity School, “Scripture (Series 1, semicontinuous)” https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/prayers.php?id=207
1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16
On David’s return from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand. Saul said to him, ‘Whose son are you, young man?’ And David answered, ‘I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.’
When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armour, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; as a result, Saul set him over the army. And all the people, even the servants of Saul, approved.
The next day an evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand; and Saul threw the spear, for he thought, ‘I will pin David to the wall.’ But David eluded him twice.
Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul. So Saul removed him from his presence, and made him a commander of a thousand; and David marched out and came in, leading the army. David had success in all his undertakings; for the Lord was with him. When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him. But all Israel and Judah loved David; for it was he who marched out and came in leading them.