Veradale United Church of Christ
An Open & Affirming Congregation
Worshiping God in Christ – Welcoming All – Working for Justice & Peace
“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
Sunday, April 24, 2022• 10:30 a.m.
10:20 Gathering and Prelude
Wayne Shull, Music Director
Charlie Salt, Acolyte and AV
Naomi Hanvey Facebook Monitor
Scotty Patton, Zoom Monitor
Rev. Gen Heywood, Pastor
10:30am Worship begins
God restores us … all the time!
All the time … God restores us!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
Hymn: “God Reigns o’er All the Earth” 21 (NCH)
God reigns o’er all the Earth! Green hills and valleys low, the farms and towns in golds and browns God’s grace and beauty show. God reigns o’er all the Earth! Stone banks and spreading plains, in rainbow hues – reds, yellows, blues, of streams and country lanes.
God reigns o’er human life! Through youth and aging years, in death, in birth, in grief, in mirth, in all our hopes and fears. God reigns o’er human life! Our inspiration still. Through all our schemes, in all our dreams, we see God’s reigning will.
God reigns o’er time and space! In history’s bygone days, Christ’s faithful folk in reverence spoke to bring God earnest praise. God reigns o’er time and space! O’er galaxy and sun, through timeless years the cosmos hears the heavenly music run.
God reigns! Emmanuel! God with us every day in all our past and to the last, our comfort and our stay. God reigns! Emmanuel! Let praise to Christ be sung! God’s presence here makes all things dear. Let joyful bells be rung!
Response: “Amen, amen, amen” 812 (NCH)
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
Dedication Hymn: “Holy Ground”
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We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around. Let us praise Jesus now. We are standing in his presence on holy ground.
Giver of Light, bless these gifts of our time, talent, and treasure to bring your healing to the world. May these small tokens show forth your love through our lives. Amen
Listening for God
Message to Young Heart
Bring something that symbolizes what you like best about the Earth.
A message of Hope from Lindsay Bell, Program Assistant of Earth Ministries/Washington Interfaith Power & Light
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: “Let Justice Flow Like Streams” 588 (NCH)
Let justice flow like streams of sparkling water pure, enabling growth, refreshing life, abundant, cleansing, sure.
Let righteousness roll on as other’s cares we heed, and ever flowing stream of faith translated into deed.
So may God’s plumb line, straight, define our measure true, and justice, right, and peace pervade this world our whole life through.
benediction and “Love Round”
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.