What is your image of God? Most of us grew up with an image of God who was kind to believers and wrathful against the wicked. But Jesus says God is kind to everyone, including the ungrateful and the wicked. God is kind. You are loved.
Prelude – Jean Herrera Adam: God be with you. All: And also with you. Welcome and Announcements – Adam Lighting of the Peace Candle – Jessica 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 – Luke 6:27-38 Call to Worship – Amy Brinkley and Larry Kirk *One: Please join us in the call to worship… One: We come from many different places to worship today. All: For wide is God’s welcome and you are welcome here. One: If you are young, old, or in the middle, you are welcome here. All: If you are black, brown, Asian, or white, you are welcome here. One: If you are single, married, never married, divorced, or widowed, you are welcome here. All: If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or straight, you are welcome here. One: If you are happy or sad, healthy or ailing, you are welcome here. All: If you believe in God some of the time, none of the time, or all of the time, you are welcome here. One: So come, let us worship our welcoming God. Children’s Moment - Passing of the Peace – Erika Beseda One: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. Song: Lead Me Lord – Debbie Meyer, Rhonda and Dave Frick-Wright, and Jeff Pratt Invitation to the Offering Community Prayer and Lord’s Prayer Our God, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be 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 – The Most Godlike Thing You Can Do Unison Benediction - Charlie Hinkle 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