Here's a hint about worship today. It's Pride month. Today we specifically celebrate and name the divine image that resides within those of us who are LGBTQIA. God is with you. God is proud of you. And Clackamas United Church of Christ is with you and proud of you, too!
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Authority Is Not to Dominate the Streets. Authority Is to Love. Prelude Adam: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen Lighting of the Peace Candle – Charlie Hinkle and Adam Adam: 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. Charlie will lead us in the liturgy as Gavin lights the candle… Charlie: I invite you to join us in lighting the peace candle… All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our community, in our nation, and in our world. Scripture Readings Matthew 9:35-10:1 *Call to Worship – Charlie Charlie: Please join us in the call to worship… Charlie: Jesus summoned his disciples on a mission. All: And he summons us on a mission, too. Charlie: Jesus gave his disciples authority. All: And he gives us authority, too. Charlie: The authority to struggle for a more just and loving world. All: May we do so now and forevermore, amen. Children’s Moment *Passing of the Peace – Charlie Charlie: 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. Charlie: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. Song: Hard Times Come Again No More – written by Steven Foster, sung by Rhonda, Debbie, Jeff, and Dave Invitation to the Offering Adam Ericksen 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 Lord’s Prayer - Charlie 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 – Authority Is Not to Dominate the Streets. Authority Is to Love. *Unison Benediction – Charlie 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