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Sunday Worship Bulletin, June 9 2024

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!”

June 9, 2024

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10:20 Gathering and Prelude

Sting-A-Lings: Musicians and Choir

Tom Cuilla, Usher

Jerry Brines, Usher

Rev. Phil Hodson, Scripture Reader

Sue Ferrozzo, candle lighter

Scotty Patton, Zoom Monitor

Rev. Gen Heywood, Pastor

 Rev. Phil Hodson, Guest and Acting PNCUCC Conference Minister

 

10:30am    Worship begins

We worship on the unceded traditional territory of the Spokane, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Coeur d’Alene, and other tribes. We acknowledge the history of indigenous genocide, removal, and erasure that continues to this day.  We recognize the role that Christian communities played in these injustices, and we recommit ourselves to seeking more peaceful, just, and neighborly ways of sharing this land with all who call it home.

 

Community Affirmation

God guides us...all the time!  All the time...God guides!

 

Service and Fellowship Opportunities 

Bible Study off for the Summer

Silent Prayer, Tuesday 9:00 to 9:30am

String-A-Lings practice Wednesday, 5:30pm 

Sing-A-Lings (a.k.a.Choir) practice Wednesday 6:30pm

Meet and Greet Rev. Phil Hodson, Acting Conference Minister

Community giving this month: Birthday Kits

 

Welcoming the Light of Christ

*Hymn: Come in, Come in and Sit Down by Jim Manley

Chorus:​ Come in, come in and sit down, you are a part of the family. We are lost and we are found, and we are a part of the family.


You know the reason why you came, yet no reason can explain;


so share in the laughter and cry in the pain, for we are a part of the family. 

God is with us in this place, like a mother's warm embrace. We're all forgiven by God's grace, for we are a part of the family. Chorus:​


Children and elders, middlers and teens, singles and doubles and in-betweens, strong eighty-fivers and streetwise sixteens, for we are a part of the family, Greeters and shoppers, longtime and new, nobody here has a claim on a pew, and whether we’re many or whether we’re few, we are a part of the family. Chorus:​

 

Community Prayer

How could anyone ever tell you, you are anything less than beautiful? How could anyone ever tell you, you are less than whole?

How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle.

How deeply you’re connected to my soul.

Prayers of Gratitude 

Prayers of Concern

Prayers in Silence

 

 Lord’s Prayer

Response:  Sing Amen

(Sing Amen) Amen, we praise your name, O, God

(Sing Amen) Amen, we praise your name, O, God

(Sing Amen) Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen,

we praise your name, O, God

 

A Time of Offering

 An Invitation to Share

Dedication Hymn (p.113 Red Book)

In moments like these, I sing out a song. I sing out a love song to Jesus. In moments like these, I lift up my hands, I lift up may hands to the Lord. Singing I love you, Lord. Singing I love you, Lord. Singing I love you, Lord. I love you.

Dedication Prayer

  Holy One, bless our offerings of time, talent, and treasure that all that we have and all that we are may be a joy in your company. Amen

 

Listening for God

Leviticus 1:1 The Lord summoned Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting, saying,

Leviticus 16:1-2  The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the Lord and died. 2 The Lord said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron not to come just at any time into the sanctuary inside the curtain before the cover that is upon the ark, or he will die, for I appear in the cloud upon the cover.

 

Message: Strange Fire

Rev. Phil Hodson

Meditation in Music String-A-Lings

Peace Prayer verses 1-3

Lord, make me a means of your peace. Where there’s hatred grown, let me sow your love. Where there’s injury, Lord, let forgiveness be my sword. Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, make me a means of your peace. Where there’s doubt and fear, let me sow your faith. In this world’s despair, give me hope in you to share. Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, make me a means of your peace.When there’s sadness here, let me sow your joy. When the darkness nears, may your light dispel our fears. Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Announcement Reminder

 

Our Light moves into the World God Loves

Closing Hymn: Peace Prayer verses 4-6 

Lord, grant me to seek and to share. Less to be consoled than to help console, less be understood than to understand your good. Lord, make me a means of your peace. 

Lord, grant me to seek and to share. To receive love less than to give love free, just to give in Thee, just receiving from your tree. Lord, make me a means of your peace. 

Lord, grant me to seek and to share. To forgive in Thee, you’ve forgiven me. For to die in Thee is eternal life to me. Lord, make me a means of your peace. 

 

Benediction 

Communal Blessing

Be Yourself.

Grow in Christ.

Live with Compassion




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