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Jesus Does Not Make Peace with Injustice and Exclusions

Sunday, June 21, 2020 

Prelude - Precious Lord, Take My Hand, played by our music director, Jean Herrera 
Adam: God be with you. 
All: And also with you. 

Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen 

Lighting of the Peace Candle – Jeff Pratt 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. Jeff will lead us in the liturgy as Abbie lights the candle… 
Jeff: 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 10:34-39 

*Call to Worship – Jeff 
Jeff: Please join us in the call to worship… 
Jeff: We come to worship to be comforted and to be challenged. 
All: Knowing that God loves us and calls us to work for a more just world. 
Jeff: But sometimes our work for justice might cause division within our friends and families 
All: That’s okay. Jesus told us that might happen. 
Jeff: Let us move forward then, knowing that God is fathering us and mothering us into a future of love and justice for everyone. 
All: Let us work together for such a world of love and justice. Amen. 

Children’s Moment 

*Passing of the Peace – Jeff 
Jeff: 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. 
Jeff: 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 - 
Jeff: 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 – Jesus Does Not Make Peace with Injustice and Exclusion 

*Unison Benediction – Jeff Pratt 
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