Updated: Nov 21, 2021
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
October 24, 2021 * 22nd Sunday After Pentecost
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!
We invite you to prepare for worship by lighting a candle. May it be a reminder that, wherever you are, is your sanctuary in this time of worship. May it be a reminder that you are inviting God’s spirit into your midst and that you are seeking to honor God in your worship.
“The end of Job is a reminder to anyone sitting in the ashes – and to all of us who will one day sit in the ashes – that as bad as things may get, as low as we may feel, one day all shall be well again. And that is the very root and foundation of our faith. Alleluia.” – Rev. Rick Morley
Call To Worship
We look in the mirror and what do we see? We see people who try to be faithful, even as questions and struggles challenge our faith. We look in the mirror and how do we see? We see with hearts which are open to God's love, with lives which seek to trust when all the evidence tells us not to be so foolish. We look in the mirror and who do we see? We see Jesus, the One who struggles with the questions we raise, who models faithfulness for all who would follow. (ts)
Songs of Centering "Your Grace Is Enough" Nathan Nakamura &
We apologize if the audio for the songs this week is hard to hear. We are in a period of transition and hope to resolve any technical issues soon. Thank you for your patience!
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children's Time Marcia Chung
Sermon “The Promise of Restoration” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Sending Forth "Give Thanks" Nathan Nakamura
& Norman Ocampo
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.
Postlude "Go Now In Peace" Nathan Nakamura and Norman Ocampo
Worship Resource: (ts) Thom Shuman, “Call To Worship: Looking in the Mirror” https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2018/10/call-to-worship-looking-in-mirror.html
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Then Job answered the Lord: 2 ‘I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 3 “Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?” Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. 4 “Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you declare to me.” 5 I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; 6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.’
10 And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring. 12The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand donkeys. 13He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14He named the first Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch. 15In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers. 16After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children’s children, four generations. 17And Job died, old and full of days.