Updated: Jun 13
UJCC Sunday House Worship Service
April 12, 2020 * Easter
Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Blessings to you this Sunday morning! You are invited to use the following prayers & order of worship as we lift our hearts to God together from our respective homes!
*Call To Worship
Leader: Christ is risen!
All: Christ is risen, indeed!
Leader: God is alive!
All: New birth is given.
Leader: Hope is alive!
All: A new age is dawning.
Leader: Joy is alive!
All: Redemption is here.
Leader: Love is alive!
All: Death cannot harm us.
Leader: We are alive!
All: New life is within us.
Leader: The church is alive…
All: God’s spirit is within us.
God of Life, we worship you.
God of Creation, we praise you.
God of Revelation, we learn from you.
God of Resurrection, we come to celebrate you. (lil)
Song of Centering & Flowering the Cross: "Crown Him with Many Crowns"
* Feature: Becky Messer, Larry Honda, Norman Ocampo, and Rev. Rae
* Flowers donated by Kiku Floral.
We Humbly Adore and Receive
Children’s Time The Empty Tomb (Skit)
* The two families were filmed separately at different times.
* Script from https://www.sunday-school-center.com/easter-skits.html
Scripture Reading in Japanese Matthew 28:1-10 Miwa and Nanami Jones
Sermon “And Love Will Rise Up and Call Us By Name” Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
Choir: Declare Your Maker's Praise (performed in 2016)
* Declare Your Maker's Praise
with Gabriel's Oboe Arranged by Lloyd Larson
United Japanese Christian Church Choir, February 7, 2016
Marissa Honda, oboe
William Whipple, piano
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.
Song of Reflection: Christ is Risen by Phil Wickham
* Feature: Evan Hamada, Miko Elliott, Jonah Wong, Alex Nii, and Rev. Rae Kim
* 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!
Special Activity: Virtual Easter Egg Hunt
* Please join in our Zoom Fellowship & Prayer meeting at 11:30
From your computer or smartphone, join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/840076506
Meeting ID: 840 076 506
Or call: +1 669 900 6833
Easter Greetings from Our Church Members:
Worship Resource: (lil) “Call To Worship for the Easter Season,” Life in Liturgy, slightly adapted http://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/
* Here's a link to the Goleta Public Library list of things to do at home: