15303 SE Webster Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267
PO Box 2562, Clackamas, OR 97015
(503) 654-0741
info@c-ucc.org

Welcome to Clackamas UCC!

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Travel Light


Today we will worship with the Conference Minister of the Central Pacific Conference, United Church of Christ, the Rev. Tyler Conolley. We welcome Tyler as he preaches the Good News today! Oh! Sometimes people wonder who is welcome to worship at Clackamas UCC. So, we thought we give you this friendly reminder. God loves you just as you are and just as you are becoming!

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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
ZOOM Coffee Hour link after worship: https://zoom.us/j/7771597953?pwd=bHdFVXY2bnRIZnFmc0dYZkc3elJpdz09. The meeting ID is 777 159 7953 and the passcode is 424497. To join via your phone, dial 1 (253) 215 8782. The Meeting ID is 777 159 7953 and the passcode is 424497.

We’re so glad you’re here.

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

Important Notice – Due to Covid-19 concerns, we have moved to online Sunday morning worship. Please join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page, or right here on our website for live stream worship services. We also have online bible study, prayer group, and anti-racism events throughout the week. Stay up-to-date on how we can stay connected during this time by joining our email list below.

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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.