We gather today for worship and to celebate Communion! Feel free to bring bread and juice as we celebrate together. Because at Clackamas United Church of Christ we believe in the Realm of God that Jesus revealed, we proclaim that everyone is invited to Communion. You are invited to come to the Table if you identify as:-Lesbian -Gay-Bisexusl-Transgender-Queer-Straight-Atheist-Agnostic-Jewish-Muslim-Hindu-Buddhist-Christian-Black-Brown-White-Documented-Undocumented-Political-Nonpolitical-Etc. No matter how you identify, you are loved and invited to the Table of God.
Sunday, May 3, 2020 Listening to the Good Shepherd 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… 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 community, in our nation, and in our world. Scripture Readings John 10:1-11 *Call to Worship – Amira Amira: Please join us in the call to worship… Amira: God calls us each day… All: To the refreshing waters of peace. Amira: Jesus calls us each day… All: To the soft, green lawn of grace. Amira: The Holy Spirit calls us each day… All: To be the community of love and peace. May we be that for each other. 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. 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 – Listening to the Good Shepherd Communion – Adam and Abbie Ericksen *Unison Benediction – Amira Stanley ay 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