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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, August 16, 2020 • 10:30 a.m.
CCLI license #11038266
10:30am Worship begins
God shows us the way. . all the time! All the time . . . God shows us the way!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
Hymn: “O Christ, the Healer, We have Come”
melody is Tallis’ Canon tune 100(NCH) CCLI #11038266
1 O Christ, the healer, we have come to pray for health, to plead for friends. How can we fail to be restored, when reached by love that never ends?
2 From every ailment flesh endures our bodies clamor to be freed; yet in our hearts we would confess that wholeness is our deepest need.
3 In conflicts that destroy our health, we diagnose the world’s disease; our common life declares our ills: is there no cure, O Christ, for these?
4 Grant that we all, made one in faith, in your community may find the wholeness that, enriching us, shall reach and proper humankind.
Response: Amen, amen, amen
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
*Dedication 780 (NCH) Public Domain
Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above, you heavenly hosts: Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost.
We offer our gifts of time, talent, and treasure, to your work, dear God, through this little congregation. Bless us know know we are in your presence even when we are apart. Guide us. Deepen our love for you and for one another. We ask praying with great faith. Amen
Listening for God
Message with Young Hearts: Being Kind.
Draw a picture, take a picture, write a poem, or tell a story about a time someone surprised you with kindness.
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 NRSV
Thus says the Lord:
Maintain justice, and do what is right,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my deliverance be revealed.
And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it,
and hold fast my covenant—
these I will bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.
Thus says the Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel,
I will gather others to them
besides those already gathered.[
Matthew 15:21-28 NRSV
Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.
Message: “Wow” said Jesus.
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: “I am the Light of the World” 584 (NCH) vs 2-4
I am the Light of the World. You people come and follow me. If you follow and love, you’ll learn the mystery of what you were meant to do and be.
- To find the lost and lonely one, to heal that broken soul with love, to feed the hungry children with warmth and good food, to feel the earth below the sky above! (Refrain)
- To free the prisoner from all chains, to make the powerful care, to rebuild the nations with strength and goodwill, to see all God’s children everywhere.(Refrain)
- To bring hope to every task you do, to dance at a baby’s new birth, to make music in an old person’s heart, and sing to the colors of the earth! (Refrain)
*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
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