Updated: Nov 21, 2021
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
October 3, 2021 * 19th Sunday After Pentecost *
Generosity Movement * World Communion Sunday
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!
“You have been chosen. Long ago. Before God even made the world. That means before you could do anything to deserve it. Before you did anything right. Before you did anything wrong. [God] chose you. [God] chose you to be alive. [God] chose to reach you with [God’s] love.”
-René Schlaepfer, Richer Life: How The Generosity Mindset Transforms You & Changes The World
Call To Worship
One: Let us join together in Psalm 113:1–4, 9b:
Many: Praise the Lord!
One: Praise, O servants of the Lord;
Many: praise the name of the Lord.
One: Blessed be the name of the Lord
Many: from this time on and forevermore.
One: From the rising of the sun to its setting
Many: the name of the Lord is to be praised.
One: The Lord is high above all nations,
Many: and his glory above the heavens.
All: Praise the Lord! (coc)
Songs of Centering "Friend of God" Becky Messer
"There is None Like You"
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children's Time Nathan Nakamura
Sermon “Our Generous God” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Sending Forth "Go Light Your World" 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: email@example.com
Postlude "Go Now In Peace" Becky Messer
Worship Resource: (coc): “Call To Worship,” Worship Resources—22 September 2019https://www.cofchrist.org/worship-resources-22-september-2019, slightly adapted
People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. 16But Jesus called for them and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 17Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’
Over lunch or sometime this afternoon, you are invited to reflect on today’s worship as a family. What did you learn and/or experience at church today?
1. What are you practicing right now? What is something you want to learn to do?
2. What does it mean to be patient?
3. Share a time when you waited for something and it turned out to be really great.
4. What does God teach us about waiting for God’s timing?