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8.2.20

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God’s People Gather *Welcome with Christina

 *Prelude with Amy & Emma

Prelude Pondering
Hunger feels like pincers,
like the bite of crabs,
it burns and has no fire.
Hunger is a cold fire.
Let us sit down to eat
with all those who haven't eaten;
let us spread great tablecloths,
put salt in the lakes of the world,
set up planetary bakeries,
tables with strawberries in snow,
and a plate like the moon itself
from which we can all eat.
For now I ask no more
than the justice of eating.
-- Pablo Neruda, excerpt from “The Great Tablecloth”

*Call to Worship with Jodi & Joplin

Leader: To those who are hungry, Jesus offers bread, saying:
People: “Come and eat! There’s more than enough for all!”
Leader: To those who are thirsty, Jesus offers the cup, saying:
People: “…

7.26.20 - The Kingdom of God is Like...

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God’s People Gather *Prelude with Amy
Prelude Pondering
The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. It happens quietly. It happens inevitably. Don’t underestimate God’s power. --Alistair Begg
*Welcome with Christina

*Call to Worship with Glenn and Gail
Leader: We gather to worship an amazing God.
People: What miracles there are in God’s world!
Leader: We stand in awe at the wonders of creation.
People: From the tiniest seeds to the mighty sequoias.
Leader: We gather in the name of Christ, who speaks to us through worship and word
People: And we gather to be nourished, so that we may grow in faith.
Leader: From tiny seeds, great things can grow.
People: And from each of us, even if we feel insignificant, the Spirit will cultivate great gifts.
Leader:…
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This week's service is CommUNITY Vacation Bible School Worship! It will go live at 9:00 AM on July 19, 2020 Enjoy! https://youtu.be/CdVDqJNkZA8

7.12.20 - The Seeds, the Soil, the Sower

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Prelude Pondering Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.     --May Sarton


God’s People Gather *Welcome with Christina

*Prelude with Emma & Erik

*Call to Worship (Isaiah 55:10-13)with Segue

Leader: It is God who makes the rain come from heaven to water the earth.
People: Giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater.
Leader: God sows the seed and causes the grain to grow.
People: God’s word does not return empty, but accomplishes God’s purposes.
ALL: Let us worship God!

*Opening Song - Open My Heart

*Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession, & Assurance of Pardon

So many times in our lives, we hold back, failing to even try to follow Jesus. Other ti…

7.5.20 - Freedom and Independence

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God’s People Gather *Welcome with Christina

*Prelude with Amy

*Call to Worship

Leader: Young and old, far and near, all people: come and worship!
People: If you are wide awake, or if you are tired —come and worship!
Leader: Let go of all the burdens you carry; leave behind all that weighs you down — come and worship!
People: Listen to what Jesus wants to tell you—come and worship!
Leader: See if you can discover how Jesus wants to use you— come and worship!
People: For Jesus is humble and gentle. He will give us everything we need to follow him.
ALL: Let us worship God!

*Opening Song - You Are My All in All

*Call to Confession (based on Matthew 11:28), Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Pardon

Jesus said, Come to me, all you who are tired, who are worn out from carrying heavy…