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Bulletin, Sunday April 24, 2022

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.

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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!

Community Prayer

Spoken Prayer

Silent Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

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.

Dedication Prayer

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.

Isaiah 11

A message of Hope from Lindsay Bell, Program Assistant of Earth Ministries/Washington Interfaith Power & Light

Silence

Announcements

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”

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Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.

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