UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
November 1, 2020 * 22nd 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!
Call To Worship
One: Lord, help us welcome you and all who come in your name.
Many: Give us a deep love for your living word
and for all our brothers and sisters.
One: Help us to avoid slander and deceit in all our dealings.
Many: Guide us, O God, by the law given by your Spirit
that our way may be blameless and pure.
One: Help us always seek to please you
rather than the favor of others.
Many: Make us gentle and compassionate, humble and forgiving,
just and holy in all our relationships.
One: Help us be like Christ in whom we believe.
Help us to meditate on his word and his example day and night.
Many: Lord, help us not only share the good news of your love
with all we meet, but also to share our very selves
One: Thanks be to you, O Lord, for the word you put upon our hearts,
Praise be to you, O God,
for the spirit which brings it to life in us. Amen. (rf)
Song of Centering Sweet, Sweet Spirit Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Rev. Rae Kim
Scripture Reading in Japanese I Thessalonians 2:9-13 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “God’s Word At Work” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection
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.
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 2:30 pm
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* 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
Worship Resource: (rf) Richard Fairchild, slightly adapted “Prayer for Grace (based on Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-40), http://www.rockies.net/~spirit/sermons/a-or30sm.php
I Thessalonians 2:9-13
9You remember our labor and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and God also, how pure, upright, and blameless our conduct was toward you believers. 11As you know, we dealt with each one of you like a father with his children, 12urging and encouraging you and pleading that you lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
13We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word, which is also at work in you believers.