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Sunday Worship Bulletin, Oct 16, 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!”

October 16, 2022 • 10:30am

10:20am Gathering & Prelude

Wayne Shull, Music DirectorCharlie Salt, AVNaomi Hanvey, Facebook MonitorScotty Patton, Zoom Monitor

Diane Smith, Acolyte • Jan Young, Scripture Reader

10:30am Worship begins

God invites us to a life of faith . . . all the time!

All the time . . . God invites us to a life of faith!

Passing the Peace and Welcoming the Light Christ

Hymn: “Great is Your Faithfulness”

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Great is your faithfulness, O Our Creator, with you no shadow of turning we see.

You do not change, your compassions they fail not. All of your goodness forever will be.

(refrain)

Great is your faithfulness! Great is your faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see.

All I have needed your hand has provided. Great is your faithfulness, God unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above;

Join with all nature in manifold witness to your great faithfulness, mercy, and love. (refrain)

The Community at Prayer

Sharing Prayers of Gratitude & Celebration

All: Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

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Sharing Prayers of Concern

All: Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

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Sharing Prayers Which Take Us Beyond Words Into Silence

All: Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am God.

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The Lord’s Prayer

(in the spirit of diversity, you are invited to use the words most familiar to you)

Response: “Four-fold Amen”

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A Time of Offering

An Invitation to Share

Dedication Hymn: “a Doxology”

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Praise God for love in all its forms Love sees us through both calm and storms.

God’s love is meant for us to share. May we, in love, reach out with care. Amen.

Dedication Prayer

All: O God of Abundant Grace, you call us and empower us to be your people.

May we learn to share your gifts so that they fly forth into the world on the wings of your Spirit,

bringing healing and transformation. Amen.

Listening for God

Scripture

Then Jesus said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” (Luke 24: 44-49)

Pastoral Reflection: Wait for It!

Silence for Reflection

Announcements

We Carry God’s Light Into the World God Loves

Hymn: “May the Sending One Defend You”

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May the Sending One defend you, may the Seeking One amend you,

may the Keeping One befriend you, in your gladness and in your grieving.

May the Given One receive you, may the Gifted One relieve you,

may the Giving One receive you, in your failing and your restoring.

May the Binding One unite you, may the Beloved One invite you,

may the Loving One delight you. Three-in-One – joy in life unending.

Blessing for Departing

Closing Song: “Like a Healing Stream”

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Like a healing stream in a barren desert, Spirit water bringing life to dusty earth.

God is trickling through our lives as in a dream unfolding,

promising revival and rebirth ... like a healing stream.

Like a gentle rain on a thirsty garden, Spirit water come to nourish tiny seed,

God is bubbling through the soil to coax a new creation,

yearning for an end to want and need ... like a gentle rain.

Like a river strong with a restless current, Spirit water rushing on to distant shore,

God is carving out a channel in a new direction,

calling for an end to hate and war ... like a river strong.

Like a mighty sea reaching far horizons, Spirit water with a love both deep and wide,

God is working in our hearts to shape a new tomorrow:

God will always challenge and provide!

… Like a mighty sea ... Like a river strong ... Like a gentle rain ... Like a healing stream.

Postlude

You are invited to spend a few minutes in quiet reflection& allow the music to wash over you.


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