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Order of Worship October 10, 2021

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

UJCC Sunday House Worship Service

October 10, 2021 * 20th Sunday After Pentecost * Generosity Movement

The Peace of Christ be with you! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together!

Worshipping at home

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain

Opening Prayer

Inexhaustible source of love and life, be with us in our time of worship

as we seek the love it takes to walk in the ways of your Son.

Help us love our enemies

and bless those who wrong us, for we cannot do so alone.

Teach us the joy of treating others

with all the same respect and goodness with which we hope to be treated.

May our every word and deed make known that we are your beloved children

and vessels of your love. Amen. (bjb)

Song of Centering "Build My Life" Becky Messer

We Humbly Adore and Receive

Children's Time Chris Takeda

Sermon “Generous Relationships” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner

For more details about the UJCC Generosity Project, please go to and select the 2021-22 UJCC Generosity Project Post.

Song of Sending Forth "Lord of all Hopefulness" Becky Messer

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.

* If you or your kids would like to contribute to our virtual worship by music, painting, photos, recipes, or anything, please contact Nathan:

Postlude "Go Now In Peace" Becky Messer

Worship Resource: (bjb) B.J. Beu, “Opening Prayer (Luke 6),” Worship Elements: February 24, 2019

Luke 6:35-38

Love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.’

Questions for Reflection:

1) What is the hardest thing for you when it comes to "relational generosity?"

  • Patience

  • Empathy

  • Giving others space when they're moody or upset

  • Not taking things personally

  • Not keeping score of the times I get the silent treatment

  • Other

2) What is one thing you can do to try and work on being more relationally generous?

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