UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
June 27, 2021 * 5th 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!
“May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble always be a stranger to you.” -Irish blessing
Call To Worship
One: Living and faithful Spirit,
the God in whom we live and move and have our being,
the God who is made known in Christ Jesus,
bless us one and all as we wait on you this day.
Many: Please remove from our minds and hearts
whatever impediments hinder worship or dampen our joy.
Increase within us that holy longing for closeness which can open our lives to fuller delight
and to a deeper commitment.
One: May our hymns and prayers,
our searching thoughts, and our hearing of the Scriptures,
be an exercise in the holiest exercise of love.
All: By you, with you and for you, may our lives publish your praise.
In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen! (bp)
Song of Centering Be Thou My Vision Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Kevin Watkins
Sermon “The Steady Act of Believing” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection "Who You Are To Me" Miko Elliot, Carly Thelander, & Grant Yamashita
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: (bp) Bruce Prewer, slightly adapted “Opening Prayer: Drawing Closer,” http://www.bruceprewer.com/
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 27 It is good for one to bear the yoke in youth, 28 to sit alone in silence when the Lord has imposed it, 29 to put one’s mouth to the dust (there may yet be hope), 30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter, and be filled with insults.
31 For the Lord will not reject forever. 32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; 33 for he does not willingly afflict or grieve anyone.