UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
May 24, 2020 * 7th Sunday of Easter * Memorial Sunday
Image: "Feet of Christ" by Garrett Masterson
Remembering all those who went before us.
Blessings to you this Sunday morning as we lift our spirits in worship and remember loved ones who have gone on before us. You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!
Call To Worship
One: Come, people of God!
Take refuge in the Lord,
who listens when we cry out,
who rescues us when we call,
and who leads and guides us according to his unfailing love.
Many: You are our God;
our lives are in your hands.
All: Let’s worship God together! (cl)
Song of Centering How Firm Is A Foundation Rebecca Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Rev. Rae Kim
Scripture Reading in Japanese 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Virtual Choir Bow The Knee
Sermon “Messages From Beyond” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection Cast My Cares Miko Elliott, Carly Thelander, Rae Kim
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.
Worship Resource: (cl) Christine Longhurst, “Easter 5: Call To Worship 2 (based on Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16)” https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/05/call-to-worship-for-easter-5.html
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30
From your computer or smartphone, join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 8141 6160
Or call: +1 669 900 6833
* Zoom Sunday School at 1pm today
Meeting ID: 850 7599 8856
* 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
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. 6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
8Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.
10And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.