UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
November 15, 2020 * 24th 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: Lift your eyes to God: Many: in the highest heavens, we see your glory, Great Creator. One: Reach out your hands to Jesus: Many: in the compassion of an enemy, we know your love, O Christ. One: Feel the breath of the Spirit: Many: in our sinews and in our souls, the Spirit whispers hope. One: Let us worship the God who reigns, by entering the depths of our humanity Many: and setting the humble soaring on the wings of the Spirit for the sake of eternity. Amen. (am)
Song of Centering
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Rev. Rae Kim
Scripture Reading in Japanese Judges 4:1-7 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “Full of Surprises” 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.
Go Now in Peace
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Worship Resource: (am) Anita Monro, “Call To Worship (inspired by Psalm 123),” slightly adapted http://mad-e-lena.blogspot.com/
4The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, after Ehud died. 2So the Lord sold them into the hand of King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-ha-goiim. 3Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help; for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and had oppressed the Israelites cruelly twenty years.
4At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. 5She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgment. 6She sent and summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you, ‘Go, take position at Mount Tabor, bringing ten thousand from the tribe of Naphtali and the tribe of Zebulun. 7I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to meet you by the Wadi Kishon with his chariots and his troops; and I will give him into your hand.’”