Updated: Nov 21, 2021
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
September 12, 2021 * 16th 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!
The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Call To Worship
Great is the Lord!
God’s greatness is beyond our understanding.
Yet God has revealed God’s self in Jesus Christ.
Through Jesus we have come to know the absolute love of God.
Lift up your hearts and praise the Lord!
May God continue to bless God’s people with peace. Amen. (nct)
Songs of Centering “Oh, Worship The King" Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children's Time Maggie Ikeda-Pendleton
Sermon “Once Upon A Time…Ripples of Peace” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Song of Reflection "It Is Well" Becky Messer
Song of Sending Forth "Living Hope" 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: (nct) Nancy C. Townley, “Call To Worship #1” from “Worship Connection: May 30, 2021” https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/2826/worship-connection-may-30-2021
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
Take some time to reflect as a family on what you learned and experienced during worship.
Family Reflection Questions
1. Take a few moments as a family to practice mindfulness. Use this video:
2. What helps you feel peaceful when you feel anxious?
3. What do you think it means that we call Jesus “The Prince of Peace?”