Dear Veradale Friends and Members,
This is our last Sunday with to-go mulled apple juice after worship. Anyone want to be incharge of November’s hot chocolate to-go?
This Sunday we continue to talk about trees. Show and tell about why/how trees are messy.
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 Wayne Shull 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?
After worship this Sunday, Oct 31, we will make goodie bags to give from 4:30pm to 6pm. Want to help?
Worship team will meet on Wednesday, November 3, from 6pm to 7pm in person AND on the Zoom link for Bible Study. Want to join the team?
Is there someone you want to remember in prayer this Sunday? A gratitude you want to share?
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, the Zoom link, and more.
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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 31, 20121• 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 loves us . . . all the time! All the time . . . God loves us!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
(Lighting of Candles for the Saints in our lives)
*Hymn: “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” 295 (NCH)
- I sing a song of the saints of God, faithful their whole lives through, who bravely labored, lived, and died for the God they loved and knew. And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on the green: they were saints of God if you know what I mean. God help me to be one, too.
- They loved their God and they lived that love. It was loving that made them strong; They did what was right, for Jesus’ sake, lived justly their whole lives long. And one was a prophet, and one was a priest, and one was slain by a fierce wild beast; there is no earthly reason, none in the least, why I shouldn’t be one, too.
- They lived not only in ages past; there are hundreds of thousands still. The world is filled with living saints who choose to do God’s will. You can meet them in school, on the road or at sea, in church, in a train, in a shop, or at tea; for the saints are folk like you and like me, and I mean to be one, too.
Prayer with Thanksgiving for the Saints
ALL: Holy One, the light from these candles is a reminder of the light we have known through others. These are the saints in our lives. Some live among us and some have gone from this life. May your Spirit continue to shine their light through us. Make us reflections of your love, justice, and compassion. Amen
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.
Dedication Prayer for our offerings to the church and the Kitchen Kits
Giver of all Life, we thank you with humble hearts that we can offer of ourselves, our time, and our treasure. Bless these gifts for the ministry of this church and the welcoming of the refugees. May these Kitchen Kits help our new neighbors feel at home. May we be a means of your peace. Amen.
Listening for God
Message with Young Hearts
Our last Sunday with trees: Question: Why are trees messy?
Ruth 1:1-19 (The Message) read by Naomi Hanvey
1 1-2 Once upon a time—it was back in the days when judges led Israel—there was a famine in the land. A man from Bethlehem in Judah left home to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The man’s name was Elimelech; his wife’s name was Naomi; his sons were named Mahlon and Kilion—all Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They all went to the country of Moab and settled there.
3-5 Elimelech died and Naomi was left, she and her two sons. The sons took Moabite wives; the name of the first was Orpah, the second Ruth. They lived there in Moab for the next ten years. But then the two brothers, Mahlon and Kilion, died. Now the woman was left without either her young men or her husband.
6-7 One day she got herself together, she and her two daughters-in-law, to leave the country of Moab and set out for home; she had heard that God had been pleased to visit his people and give them food. And so she started out from the place she had been living, she and her two daughters-in-law with her, on the road back to the land of Judah.
8-9 After a short while on the road, Naomi told her two daughters-in-law, “Go back. Go home and live with your mothers. And may God treat you as graciously as you treated your deceased husbands and me. May God give each of you a new home and a new husband!” She kissed them and they cried openly.
10 They said, “No, we’re going on with you to your people.”
11-13 But Naomi was firm: “Go back, my dear daughters. Why would you come with me? Do you suppose I still have sons in my womb who can become your future husbands? Go back, dear daughters—on your way, please! I’m too old to get a husband. Why, even if I said, ‘There’s still hope!’ and this very night got a man and had sons, can you imagine being satisfied to wait until they were grown? Would you wait that long to get married again? No, dear daughters; this is a bitter pill for me to swallow—more bitter for me than for you. God has dealt me a hard blow.”
14 Again they cried openly. Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye; but Ruth embraced her and held on.
15 Naomi said, “Look, your sister-in-law is going back home to live with her own people and gods; go with her.”
16-17 But Ruth said, “Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I’ll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me God—not even death itself is going to come between us!”
18-19 When Naomi saw that Ruth had her heart set on going with her, she gave in. And so the two of them traveled on together to Bethlehem.
When they arrived in Bethlehem the whole town was soon buzzing: “Is this really our Naomi? And after all this time!”
Mark 12:28-34 (The Message)
28 One of the religion scholars came up. Hearing the lively exchanges of question and answer and seeing how sharp Jesus was in his answers, he put in his question: “Which is most important of all the commandments?”
29-31 Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.”
32-33 The religion scholar said, “A wonderful answer, Teacher! So clear-cut and accurate—that God is one and there is no other. And loving God with all passion and intelligence and energy, and loving others as well as you love yourself. Why, that’s better than all offerings and sacrifices put together!”
34 When Jesus realized how insightful he was, he said, “You’re almost there, right on the border of God’s kingdom.”
After that, no one else dared ask a question.
Message: A Song of the Saints
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
*Hymn: “ I Woke Up this Morning” 85 (NCH)
- I woke up this morning with my mind Stayed on Jesus, (repeat 2x more),
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.
- Sing and praying with my mind, stayed on Jesus. (repeat 2x more) Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.
*Benediction and “Love Round”
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.
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Please, thank our many ministry leaders.
Veradale’s ministry is blessed because of you!
After School Snacks Leaders: Jerry Brines and Karla McNeilly
Blessing Box: Maureen Carroll
Book Group: Becky Knapp
Church Council: Wayne Shull, Jerry Brines, Charlie Salt, Diane Smith, Marvin Wilson, Sam Mumford, Michael Pflieger, Don Young
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