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Blessing of the Animals: Animals Belong, Too

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Prelude - Jean Hererra

Adam: God be with you.
All: And also with you.

Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen

Lighting of the Peace Candle – Amber Kearney
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. 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 Readings
John 6:35; 41-51

Call to Worship (based on Isaiah 11:6-9) - Amber
One: Please join us in the call to worship…
One: The wolf shall live with the lamb.
All: The leopard shall lie down with the goat.
One: The calf and the lion and the baby sheep shall be together.
All: The cow and the bear will graze together.
One: The nursing child and the asp will play together.
All: And no one will harm anyone again. Amen.

Children’s Moment - Adam

Passing of the Peace - Amber
One: Friends, we come to the moment where we pass the peace. I invite you to open your palms up as we pass the peace to one another.
One: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.

Song: Down to the River to Pray

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 - Amber
Our God,
Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be 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 – Animals Belong, Too. - Adam

Unison Benediction - Amber
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