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God Is She Who Is Wise. And Calvinism is Wrong.

Welcome everyone! Today we will celebrate Communion. All are welcome to the Table. Feel free to get some juice, coffee, or water and some bread or a cookie in preparation for Communion.

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

Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen
 
Lighting of the Peace Candle – Amira Stanley 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. Amira will lead us in the liturgy as Abbie lights the candle…
Amira: 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 world.
 
Scripture Readings
Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30
 
*Call to Worship – Amira
Amira: Please join us in the call to worship…
Amira: Come, all of you who are burdened racism, prejudice, power, struggle, materialism, poverty.
All: Come, so that we can carry these burdens together.
Amira: Come, all of you who are burdened by responsibilities to family, friends, work, or even to God.
All: Come, so that we can carry these burdens together.
Amira: Come, all of you who hope for a better world.
All: Come, so that we can hope together. Amen.

Children’s Moment
 
*Passing of the Peace – Amira
Amira: 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.
Amira: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.
 
Special Music – Hallelujah – Written by Leonard Cohen, sung by Melody and Maddie (Maddie sings first, Melody second.)
 
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
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 – God Is She Who Is Wise. And Calvinism is Wrong.
 
Communion – Amira and Adam

*Unison Benediction – Amira
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