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Fishers for Humanity: Rethinking Jesus’ Call of the First Disciples

 Prelude Music by Jean Herrera
  Adam: God be with you.
  All: And also with you.
  
 Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen
  
 Lighting of the Peace Candle – Alexander Johnson and Adam Ericksen
 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. Alexander will lead us in the liturgy as Gavin lights the candle…
 Alexander: 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 – Romen Lu
 Mark 1:14-20
 
 *Call to Worship – Alexander Johnson
 Alexander: Please join us in the call to worship…
 Alexander: Jesus invites us, saying, “Come and follow me.”
 All: We come to this place, in this time, as the invitation of Jesus
 Alexander: In the midst of a world where cruelty so often abounds...
 All: We proclaim the God of compassion.
 Alexander: In the midst of despair that threatens to swallow us up...
 All: We proclaim the God of hope.
 Alexander: In the midst of indifference and apathy...
 All: We proclaim the God of love.
 Alexander: Let us take up the call of discipleship…
 All: And share God’s compassion, hope, and love with one another. Amen.
  
 Children’s Moment- Joel Ekdahl
  
 *Passing of the Peace – Alexander Johnson
 Alexander: Friends, I invite you to join me in the passing of the peace…Close your eyes…breathe…breathe again. Put your hands on your heart. In your mind’s eye, imagine the light that is in all of us. Some might call it the Soul or Conscience or Essence or maybe you call it God. Take a piece of that light and hold it close. Now hold out your hands, imagine the light, your light, traveling from your fingers out across the world, like a sun ray. As the rays travel, accept the light that is offered to you, as you offer light, as the light returns to you… Breathe. Breathe again. Hold the light close. May the Peace of Christ be with you…
 All: And also with you.
  
 Song: The River, sung by Rhonda and Dave Frick-Wright
  
 Invitation to the Offering Adam Ericksen
  
 Prayers of the People – Adam Ericksen
 (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 – Alexander Johnson
 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 – Fishers for Humanity: Rethinking Jesus’ Call of the First Disciples – Joel Ekdahl
  
 *Unison Benediction – Alexander Johnson
 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