15303 SE Webster Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267
PO Box 2562, Clackamas, OR 97015
(503) 654-0741
info@c-ucc.org

Transformational Love

God’s Love is Awesome and It Will Challenge You

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Prelude – El Shaddai, by Jean Herrera
  
 Adam: God be with you.
 All: And also with you.
 
 Welcome and Announcements – Adam Ericksen
 
 Lighting of the Peace Candle – Rae Parker 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. Rae will lead us in the liturgy as Gavin lights the candle…
  
 Rae: 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
 Mark 1:2-9
 
 *Call to Worship – Rae
 Rae: Please join us in the call to worship…
  
 Rae: God touches the world,
 All: and the world changes.
  
 Rae: God touches us,
 All: and we are transformed.
  
 Rae: Love enters the world and meets us where we are,
 All: in our despair and in our hope.
 
 Rae: And in this time, we invite God to transform us,
 All: that we might receive God’s love and boldly share it with those we meet. Amen.
 
 Children’s Moment - Adam
 
 *Passing of the Peace – Rae
 Rae: 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.
  
 Rae: Beloved of God, may the peace of Christ be with you.
 All: And also with you.
 
 Song: In God’s Hands by Rev. Tracy Howe Wisplewey
 
 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 - Rae
 
 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 – Transformational Love
 
 *Unison Benediction – Rae
 
 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