Sunday, October 18, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020 Travel Light Prelude – Jean Herrera Adam: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen Invocation – Acknowledging God’s Presence – Tyler Connoley God, we come to worship bringing only what we can carry. We come trusting that our presence itself is a blessing and a gift. We come knowing that wherever we gather in love, you are there in our midst. May we sense your presence among us, that we may be your people of peace. Amen. Lighting of the Peace Candle – Amira Stanley and Alison Gary Amira: Our tradition at CUCC is to light a peace candle at the beginning of each worship service to center ourselves around the Peace of God. Alison will lead us in the liturgy as Gavin lights the candle… Alison: I invite you to join us in lighting the peace candle… All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Scripture and Modern Testimony - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 translated by Tyler Connoley - Tyler Matthew 10:5-13, adapted from the Common English Bible - Alison Modern Testimony Amira: Our first modern testimony is from Made For Goodness by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth Adam: Our second modern testimony is from God Is Not Christian by Archbishop Desmond Tutu Song: Simple Gifts, by Rhonda, Dave, and Jeff *Call to Worship – Amira: Please join us in the call to worship… Amira: Arrive in this space today, knowing that you are a blessing. All: I am a blessing! Tyler: Arrive in this space today, knowing that you are loved. All: I am loved! Alison: Arrive in this space today, and offer one another your peace. All: I give you my peace Adam: Bring what you have to this space that we may share in God’s goodness. All: Amen! May it be so! Children’s Moment - Adam Acknowledging Our Humanness - Alison Alison: Please join me in acknowledging our humanness … God, sometimes we doubt that our lives are a blessing and a gift. Sometimes we hoard possessions, not trusting that you will give us what we need. Sometimes we gather, and forget to offer peace to one another. Help us to live in your love so that, by relying on each other, we may find we have what we need for this journey. *Passing of the Peace – Amira Amira: Friends, although we are physically separated as we practice social distance, in reality we are all connected. And so we come to the point in our service where we pass the peace with one another. I invite you to open your palms up like this and imagine yourself connected to everyone watching this livestream as we pass the peace to one another. Amira: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. Invitation to the Offering – Adam Prayer of Dedication God of abundant love and justice, thank you for allowing us to partner with you in bringing peace to our world. Take these gifts we bring today. Take our whole selves as well, that we might live always with your children in a realm of abundant love and justice. Amen. Song: Together We Are Strong Prayers of the People – Adam (After each prayer, Adam will say, “God in your love” and you are invited to respond with “hear our prayers.”) Community Prayer and Jesus’s Prayer - Alison Our God, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Sermon – Travel Light – Rev. Tyler Connoley *Unison Benediction – Amira May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace. This day and forever more. Amen -Numbers 6:24-26
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Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” Rep. John Lewis
Clackamas UCC is a Just Peace congregation. We are open and affirming of our LGBTQ siblings and believe God calls us to love all of our neighbors, including those who are black, brown, white, rich, poor, religious, atheist, documented, and undocumented.