Youth homelessness is a crisis in Oregon and throughout the United States. Fortunately, there are ways we can solve it. Adam Jenkins (of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon) and Leon Burris presented the causes of youth homelessness and ways we can help solve it. Thank you Adam and Leon for your great work!
If you are interested in helping youth homelessness, you can help through the following organizations:
Youth Action Board (Clackamas County): https://www.clackamasyab.com/
The Living Room: https://www.thelivingroomyouth.org/
Youth ERA: https://www.youthera.org/clackamas-drop
Ant Farm: https://antfarmyouthservices.com/
Northwest Family Services: https://www.nwfs.org/
True Housing: https://truehousing.org/
Second Home: https://emoregon.org/second-home/
Here Together: https://heretogetheroregon.org/
Prelude – Jean Herrera Adam Ericksen: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen Lighting of the Peace Candle – Adam Jenkins 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 – Adam Ericksen Mark 9:30-37 *Call to Worship – Adam Jenkins One: Please join us in the call to worship… One: Our world offers many paths and streets to walk. All: Our God invites us to walk the road of love and service. One: Our society suggests we root ourselves in shallow soil of pleasure and greed. All: Our God seeks to plant us in the soil of hope, watered by the rivers of joy and grace. Our culture promotes achievement, success, climbing to the top, and winning at the expense of others. All: Our God tells us if we want to be first, we will discover it at the end of the line. May we find God there. Amen. Children’s Moment – Adam Ericksen Passing of the Peace – Adam Jenkins 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: Allelujah, Gracious Jesus Invitation to the Offering Adam Ericksen Community Prayer and Lord’s Prayer – Adam Ericksen 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. Serom – Adam Jenkins and Leon Burris Unison Benediction – Adam and Adam 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 *Based on Thom Shuman’s Lectionary Liturgies website.