Order of Worship, May 3

UJCC Sunday House Worship Service

May 3, 2020 * 4th Sunday of Easter

Blessings to you this Sunday morning! 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

Lord, take this prayer

and fill it with Your presence.

Let it bring a word of hope

to weary care-full hearts.

Take this prayer

and fill it, Lord.

Fill it with Yourself.

Lord, take my life

and fill it with Your praises.

Let me speak a word of peace

that Jesus brings in me.

Take this life

and fill it, Lord.

Fill it with Yourself.

Lord, take this place

and fill it with Your blessing.

Let it be a haven

where the poor in spirit sing.

Take this place

and fill it, Lord.

Fill it with Your praise. (nc)

Song of Centering "It is Well With My Soul"

- Piano, Vocal & Arrangement: Rebecca Messer

- Vocals: Rae Kim, Norman Ocampo

Children’s Time Rev. Rae

Scripture Reading in Japanese Acts 2:42-47 Miwa & Nanami Jones

Sermon “Suffering And the Kingdom of God” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner

Song of Reflection “The Father's Love” Garrett Masterson

* 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.

Holy Communion will be celebrated during our Fellowship and Prayer Zoom meeting at 11:30 today. Please prepare the elements for your household. Any kind of bread or juice (even water) will be appropriate.

* Holy Communion at Home:

* Our Memories with Rev. Kay and June

* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30

From your computer or smartphone, join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/840076506

Meeting ID: 840 076 506

Or call: +1 669 900 6833

* Zoom Sunday School at 1pm today

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 935 6073 9216

Password: 0701

Worship Resource: (nc) slightly adapted; Northumbria Community “Opening Prayer: A Haven,” http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/morning-prayer/

Acts 2:42-47

42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 47praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.