Updated: Nov 21, 2021
UJCC Sunday Home Worship Service
September 26, 2021 * 18th 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!
Eternal God, you create us and you rescue us. Be here with us now.
Help us know how much we need you.
Teach us that no other power can support us like your power.
As you share your power with us, teach us to be Christ to the world, proclaiming your reign for all people.
As you lavish your love upon us, help us receive that love and offer it to the world, in Jesus’ name. Amen. (abh)
Songs of Centering “I'm Gonna Sing" Becky Messer
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children's Time Hannah Nii
Sermon “The Hell, With Jesus” Rev. Dr. Norman Broadbent
Choral Anthem “You Are My Light” UJCC Virtual Choir
Song of Sending Forth "Everlasting God" 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: (abh) Amy B. Hunter, “Opening Prayer (Psalm 124, Mark 9),” https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6269/worship-elements-september-26-2021
38 John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ 39But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. 40Whoever is not against us is for us. 41For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.
42 ‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. 47And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
49 ‘For everyone will be salted with fire. 50Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.’
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?