Dear Veradale Friends and Members,
Have you gotten your vaccine? As of this week, all in my family who are 16 and above are fully vaccinated! Please, let me know how is is going for you.
Please, keep in prayer
Marilyn, she is home with her daughter Mary and still very weak from Covid.
Helen, she is home and still needs to gain strength.
The students and their families in Rigby, ID where the motive for the school shooting is still unknown.
Our nation’s violence that includes the violence against with words, laws, loop holes, denial of healthcare, hate, and guns.
The conflict between Israel and Palestine. (See our UCC statement: https://www.ucc.org/ucc-disciples-condemn-israeli-attacks-on-palestinians-oppose-evictions-of-jerusalem-families/)
Do you want to read scripture for this Sunday? Let me know.
This Sunday we have lots of room for in-person as well as Zoom and Facebook. Zoom link and Bulletin are below.
For those in-person, we still follow our Covid Careful process
- Enter through front door (church wings will both be closed).
- Only the one bathroom by the front doors will be used.
- Temperature and names will be taken at the door.
- Masks are required (we will have masks for forgetful folk). No Face shields unlessthey include a cloth mask which MUST be worn over the nose. The new more contagious strain of covid requires us to be more vigilant. So, masks must be worn over the nose.
- Chairs are set at 6’ apart. Please, do not move chairs.
- The Bibles, Hymnals, pens, pencils, coloring pages are all removed from the sanctuary. If you want to print your own bulletin or bring your own Bible, that is fine.
- There will be absolutely no eating or drinking in the building.
- Singing in the sanctuary is with masks on and seated.
I hope to see you on Sunday!
Join our Sunday Zoom Gathering
Meeting ID: 878 8402 0669
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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!”
May 16, 2021 • 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
Welcoming the Light of Christ:
Hymn: “Sing Them Over Again to Me” 319 (NCH)
1 Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life; let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life; words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty:
Refrain: Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life; beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
2 Christ, the blessed One, gives to all wonderful words of life; mortal, list’ to the loving call, wonderful words of life; all so freely given, wooing us to heaven: [Refrain]
3 Sweetly echo the gospel call, wonderful words of life; offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life; Jesus, only Savior, sanctify forever, [Refrain]
Response: Amen, amen, amen
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 angles all around. Let us praise Jesus now. We are standing in his presence on holy ground.
Dedication prayer: Beloved God, we thank you for the blessing to be able to give. May all that we have, all that we are, and all that we do bring forth your vision . May it be on Earth as it is in Heaven. Amen
Listening for God
John 17:6-19 NRSV
“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.
Message: Out to the World
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: “God Reigns o’er All the Earth” 21(NCH)
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God reigns o’er all the earth! Green hills and valley’s 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 stream 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!
Benediction and Love Round
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.
Please, remember offerings can be given through the church website at https://veradaleucc.org
There is an orange donate button on the right side of the page.
send checks to Veradale UCC, 611N Progress Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99037
We are Facebook on Tuesday mornings from 9am to 9:30am. Drop in to the Facebook prayer time or pause for a moment wherever you are and offer up prayers of gratitude and concern.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours a day in English and Spanish.