Updated: Jun 15
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
November 22, 2020 * Reign of Christ Sunday
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!
Prelude Marissa Honda
God of Heaven,
Open my eyes
to see as you see and weep as you weep.
Open my heart
to love the broken and care for those without hope.
Open my hands
to hold what I have lightly and to share cheerfully.
Open my mouth
to speak for the voiceless and to shout for mercy.
Open my ears
to the gentle whispers of your Spirit and to obey what you say.
Open up my life
to the call of your voice and the needy cries of the dying. Amen. (fd)
Song of Centering God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time Rev. Rae Kim
Scripture Reading in Japanese Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Kumiko Jones
Sermon “Taking Stock” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection I'll Give Thanks
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 Ban
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.
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Go Now in Peace
Worship Resource: (am) Anita Monro, “Call To Worship (inspired by Psalm 123),” slightly adapted http://mad-e-lena.blogspot.com/
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
11For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. 14I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. 16I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice. 20Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, 22I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.