“God and the Coronavirus.” Join Clackamas UCC as we welcome our guest preacher, Thomas Jay Oord. Did God cause the coronavirus to teach us a lesson? Is it a punishment from God? What might God be calling us to do in this moment? Check out Tom’s sermon and stick around for the Q&A afterward for more conversation about God and the coronavirus.
Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen
Lighting of the Peace Candle – Adam Ericksen and Amira Stanley
All: We pray for peace
in our hearts,
in our homes,
in our community,
in our nation,
and in our world.
*Call to Worship – Amira and Tom
Amira: We come together in the midst of chaos and confusion.
All: For in being together we know we are not alone.
Tom: We come together in the midst of fear and anxiety.
All: For in being together we know that we are not alone.
Amira: We come together trusting that God loves us through this wilderness experience.
All: For in being together we know that we are not alone. Amen.
*Passing of the Peace – Amira and Tom
Amira: Introduce the Passing of the Peace.
Tom: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.
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 – Amira
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 – God and the Coronavirus – Tom Oord
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
*Join us two minutes after worship for a coffee hour Q&A with Tom!