Dear Veradale Friends and Members,
We had a fun party for Rosa Parks. You can still bring something and drop it off Sunday before worship.
Prayers requests that I have at this time:
Scott Davies daughter who is pregnant and has Covid is struggling. May healing come and strength be renewed.
Walter Wilson’s care giver has she grieves the death of her 23 year old son.
For Barbara Paro at the death of her daughter Ginny.
For Diane Jeffers’ granddaughter who was hospitalized due to seizures.
For the healing of Raymond and Tom
Gratitude that the vaccine is being distributed. Bless the process, make a way to overcome the obsticles .
Help all who are having emotional and mental stress due to the deadly reality of Covid 19 and the mutating variation
Help those who refuse to wear masks to be moved to love their neighbor and take the steps needed.
Gratitude that Louise Tajuddin and Naomi Hanvey have chosen us as their church.
As is our custom, every Sunday in February, we share a story from Black History. Let me know if you want to bring the story of a person who is important to you. Sunday February 21 is the only one still available.
Below is tomorrow’s bulletin. Remember, to bring bread and drink for communion.
Remember, we will have a small in-person gathering as well as Zoom, Facebook, and with Radio Daniel at 89.3 (in the parking lot). If you want to worship in-person, let me know as we have a limited number of spaces. For those who come in person, expect:
- 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.
- There will be no singing in the sanctuary. We will have hymns but only those on Facebook and Zoom can sing.
Thank you for keeping flexible about worshiping in person.
Let me know if you will be in-person this Sunday.
Sunday Morning Worship
Time: Feb 7, 2021 10:20 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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!”
February 7, 2021 • 10:30 a.m.
Wayne Shull, Music Director
Charlie Salt, Acolyte and AV
Naomi Hanvey Facebook Monitor
Scotty Patton, Zoom Monitor
10:30am Worship begins
God strengthens us . . . all the time!
All the time . . . God strengthens us!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light Christ
*Hymn: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Lift ev’ry voice and sing,
‘Til earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on ’til victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
‘Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land.
Response: Amen, amen, amen
The Lord’s Prayer using whatever translation which is meaningful to you.
Response 769 (NCH) Hear our prayer, O God, hear our prayer, O God; Incline your ear to us, and grant us your peace.
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
Story form Black History
Don Young tells us about Mary Fields, “Stage Coach Mary”
Dedication 780 (NCH)
Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen
Loving God, we offer ourselves completely in praise to you and in service to others. May these gifts of our time, talent and treasure fulfill your vision for our lives, our world, and this your church. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Listening for God
Message: Renewed Strength
Sharing Holy Communion
Pastor: Friends in Christ, we gather at this table mindful of the presence of your Spirit that is here with us. We seek to honor the request of Jesus given in the scripture. Of all the teachings Jesus gave to our ancestors, this is one thing he asked them and us to do for him. He asked us to remember.
When Jesus and his friends sat together at a Passover meal, Jesus took bread; giving God thanks and praise, he broke the bread. He gave it to his friends saying, “Take this all of you and eat of it. This is my body that is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
After the meal had ended, Jesus poured out the cup and again he gave God thanks and praise. He gave the cup to his friends and said, “Take this all of you and drink from it. This is the cup of the new covenant. Do this as often as you drink of it in remembrance of me.”
Let us pray.
All: Loving God, you are everywhere and we are grateful. As we enter into this Black History Month, we are especially mindful of the systemic racism in our country that keeps us from full communion with all. Let your presence and love give us strength to transform systems of oppression into communities of full inclusion.
Come, Holy Spirit come. Bless this bread and this cup and all who have gathered far and near. Refresh us and renew us as Christ’s body in the world today. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Pastor: Let us open our hearts, minds, and souls to remembering that Jesus was born, lived, died, and lives still among us.
All: We share the bread and cup remembering that Jesus welcomed all. He revealed that God is one who draws together people of every kind. There is no one outside of God’s love. As we share in this holy communion, may our eyes be opened to recognize the risen Christ amongst us in all of creation.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
All: We thank you, God, for your presence at our many tables where we have known the presence of Christ. Help us to live more fully the way of Christ. Strengthen our faith, increase our love for one another, and let us show forth your praise in our lives, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
* Hymn: “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”
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Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.
You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
and over the eons you called to each thing;
“Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”
You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand
and you goaded your people with a law and a land;
and when they were blinded with idols and lies,
then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.
You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill,
then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
and down in the city you called once again,
when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.
You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes.
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions your people arise.
Benediction and “What does the Lord Require?”
- What does the Lord require of you? What does the Lord require of you? 2. Justice, kindness, walk humbly with your God. 3. To seek justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.
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