Dear Veradale Friends and Members,
We will have to-go mulled apple juice again after worship this Sunday and one more Sunday. Next month the suggestion is either Chai Tea with milk or Hot Chocolate. Which would you prefer? Are you willing to supply the yummy goodness one or all of November?
This is the third Sunday with our Tree of Life, Caring and Communication show and tell. This Sunday we share what we know about bark — what do you know about tree bark? Do you have some bark for show and tell?
Bible Study continues on Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm. Join in person or on our Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 8661 0296
This Sunday we will hear from Jerry Brines in our How this Became My Church portion of worship. Is there a Sunday you would tell your story in just 3-5 minutes? Is there a new comer who wants to speak this Sunday?
Sunday, Oct 31, we will give out candy from 5:30pm to 7pm. Want to help?
Please, continue remember in prayer:
Janey’s wife Stacy as she grieves his death.
Al Komarek, Lee Chilberg, Kaye Hult, Deb Bradshaw, Louise Tajuddin, Wayne Shull and Jan’s cousin Bobby who continue to recover from surgery.
Polly Komarek whose energy and strength are low.
Deb and Melodie Bradshaw as they help Linda Pruit downsize her living arrangements.
Sam as she seeks a job where her talent and skills are used.
Penny as she recovers from a TIA.
Naomi as she may have a labral tear in her hip.
Paul Fawcett’s friend Allison Bennet as she undertakes a 1 1/2 to 2 year soul journey.
Almira community at the loss of their beloved school.
Maverick as he begins moving toward a law enforcement job
Jim King as he seeks advice on treating his cancer
Our planet, may all those in power and leadership take the hard steps to reduce the effects of climate change.
Those who have lost their homes and are having a hard time finding affordable housing. May they find the help they need.
Our little community that reaches out into the world that God so loves. We are grateful.
We will be on Zoom and Facebook and in person this Sunday.
For those in person this Sunday, we are continuing our Covid Careful practice:
- Enter through the front doors.
- Use only the one bathroom by the front doors.
- Take temperature, contact information, and names at the door. PLEASE, I need your contact information if it is not in the directory. If we have a covid exposure, I need to contact you. Thanks!
- Wear a maskWe have N95 masks for all that want them.We will whisper sing hymns.
- Keep chairs at 6’ apart.
Below is this Sunday’s bulletin, and the Zoom link.
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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!”
Sunday, October 24, 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
Rev. Gen Heywood, Pastor
10:30am Worship begins
God restores us … all the time!
All the time … God restores us!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
Hymn: “There is a Balm in Gilead” 553 (NCH)
Refrain: There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.
- Sometimes I feel discouraged and think my work’s in vain, But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again. Refrain
- Don’t ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend; who if you ask for knowledge, will never fail to lend. Refrain
- If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul, you can tell the love of Jesus, who died to save us all. Refrain
How this Became My Church
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 angels all around. Let us praise Jesus now. We are standing in his presence on holy ground.
Giver of Light, bless these gifts of our time, talent, and treasure to bring your healing to the world. May these small tokens show forth your love through our lives. Amen
Listening for God
Message to Young Hearts
(What do you know about tree bark?)
Mark 10:46-52 read by Marsilius Flumo
46-48 They spent some time in Jericho. As Jesus was leaving town, trailed by his disciples and a parade of people, a blind beggar by the name of Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, was sitting alongside the road. When he heard that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by, he began to cry out, “Son of David, Jesus! Mercy, have mercy on me!” Many tried to hush him up, but he yelled all the louder, “Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!”
49-50 Jesus stopped in his tracks. “Call him over.”
They called him. “It’s your lucky day! Get up! He’s calling you to come!” Throwing off his coat, he was on his feet at once and came to Jesus.
51 Jesus said, “What can I do for you?”
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “On your way,” said Jesus. “Your faith has saved and healed you.”
In that very instant he recovered his sight and followed Jesus down the road.
Message: I want to see
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: “Amazing Grace” 547 (NCH)
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see
T’was grace that taught my heart to fear and grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come ‘tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home
My God has promised good to me, whose word my hope secures; God will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we’d first begun.
benediction and “Love Round”
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.
Wednesdays from 7-8pm in person and on Zoom at:
Topic: Bible Study
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Meeting ID: 825 8661 0296
Please, thank our many ministry leaders.
Veradale’s ministry is blessed because of you!
After School Snacks Leaders: Jerry Brines and Karla McNeilly
Church Council: Wayne Shull, Jerry Brines, Charlie Salt, Diane Smith, Marvin Wilson, Sam Mumford, Michael Pflieger, Don Young
Blessing Box: Maureen Carroll
Facebook Moderator: Naomi Hanvey
Facilities Care provider: Charlie Salt
Front Gardens Team Leader: Gregg Glisson (just agreed this week to help organize us in the care of the front gardens)
Lawn Care Leader: John Carroll
Longevity Committee: Cherall Anne St. James, chair, and Marvin Wilson, vice chair
Progress Elementary Liaison: Karla McNeilly
Refugee Liaison: Louise Tajuddin
Tree of Life, Caring, and Communication Team Leader: Maureen Carroll
Website Master: Justin Hanvey
Zoom Moderator: Scotty Patton