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Sunday Worship Bulletin, July 17 2022

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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!” July 17, 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 listens. . . all the time! All the time . . . God listens! Passing the Peace and Welcoming the Light Christ (What does it mean to “Keep Trying”?) Hymn: “How Great Thou Art” (melody NCH 35) CCLI license #11038266 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed. Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee, “How great Thou art, how great Thou art.” (repeat) And when through the woods, and forest glades I wander, and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; when I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur and see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze. (refrain) And when I think, that God’s own Son not sparing; sent him to die, I scarce can take it in; that on the Cross, my burden greatly bearing, he bled and died to bring me home again. (refrain) When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart. Then I shall bow, in humble adoration, and then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!" (refrain) Community Prayer Hymn: “ Amazing Grace” verse 4 Public Domain My God has promised good to me, whose word my hope secures; God will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. Prayers of gratitude My God has promised good to me, whose word my hope secures; God will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. Prayers of concern My God has promised good to me, whose word my hope secures; God will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. Silent prayer My God has promised good to me, whose word my hope secures; God will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. Lord’s Prayer Response 812 (NCH) Amen, amen, amen. A Time of Offering An Invitation to Share *Dedication Hymn: #277 verse 1 Holy, holy, holy, God the Almighty! Early in the morning we praise your majesty. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity! Dedication prayer: Giver of New Life, we offer these small tokens to your service and dedicate our lives to love of all your creation. Guide us. Strengthen our faith. Increase our hope. May your vision be fulfilled for this your church, our world, and for our lives. Amen. Listening for God Time with Young Hearts What does it mean to “Keep Trying”? When do you give up? When do you ask for help? Luke 11:1-10 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” So he said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, may your name be revered as holy.
 May your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins,
 for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial.” And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything out of friendship, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Message: Ask, Seek, Knock Silence Announcements Our Light moves into the World God Loves *Hymn Ask, Seek, Knock 1. Sometimes it’s hard to believe in someone my eyes can’t see. Sometimes I question and doubt the way Thomas did. But God’s not the kind who says don’t use your mind, so when questions trouble my soul, I trust in the promise that Jesus made to us all… Chorus: When we ask, seek knock we will receive from God! When we ask, seek knock, surely we’ll find! When we ask, seek knock, doors will swing open wide! So let us, ask, seek knock, all of our lives! 2. Sometimes when I’m feeling strong I promise things I can’t keep. Sometimes I let Jesus down the way Peter did. But God gives me grace to learn from my mistakes, and pick up the pieces again, and trust that the Savior is working good through it all! Chorus: Used with permission from Bryan Sirchio Benediction and Love Round Public Domain Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all. Postlude

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