In today’s sermon, Jeff Pratt explores the cosmos that God so loves. Humans have had many different theories about the universe, from an earth centered universe to the Big Bang Theory, which Jeff calls the “Big Fizz.” Imagine the universe beginning more like the fizz of opening a soda can than like the bang of an atomic bomb. Jeff takes us deep into the universe’s history, back to the first one trillionth of a second of time, then discusses the first three minutes of the universe. What a beautiful, weird, and mysterious world we live in!
Welcome and Announcements – Adam Prelude – Jean Herrera Lighting of the Peace Candle – Jessica and Melanie 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 Psalm 19: 1-4a The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; Yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Psalm 104: 24 O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all. Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. Niels Bohr Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. Call to Worship – Raleen and Luke Passing of the Peace – Alesia: Friends, we come to the moment where we pass the peace. I invite you to stand as you are able, look around and share a Peace-greeting with each other. Alesia: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. Song - Amazing Grace - Rhonda, Debbie, Jeff, and Dave Invitation to the Offering - Adam Community Prayer and Lord’s Prayer – Amy and Charlie Sermon – Let’s get metaphysical! - Jeff Unison Benediction – Judy 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