What a year! Thanks to those who have been checking in. Please, let me know how you are doing with all this smoke!
Remember we have many ways to connect. There is Zoom which is much improved, Facebook, in person (please, let me know if you will be in-person), and through “Radio Daniel” our parking lot FM station 89.3 FM where you can listen to the worship service from your car radios in the church parking lot, the school parking lot, the street parking in front of the church and the school yard across the street. (It will not reach any further). If you want to get out of the house, keep healthy distancing, and listen to church — try our parking lot on Sunday morning!
We continue our show and tell messages with young hearts! Each week during September we will have a theme and everyone is invited to bring something that represents that theme.
If you are on Facebook, you can put the story related to the theme as a post on the Veradale UCC page or on your own Facebook page and then link it to the live stream. On ZOOM you can put the story in the Chat and show whatever you have brought to the others on the app. If you send me the something for this Sunday’s theme by Saturday, I may be able to select 1-3 of them to be share live.
Sunday, September 20, Being fair: ways to help us keep fair with each other and ourselves.
Sunday, September 27, What do you like to make? Why?
The bulletin for Sunday worship is also below. Remember worship is seen and heard both on Facebook and ZOOM (link below). Please, keep flexible about worshiping in person. If Washington State goes back to Phase 1, we will only have the worship team in the building. We are in this for the long haul.
This Sunday, we plan to both worship in person as well as on-line and with the 89.3 fm in the parking lot. 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).
- Chairs are set at 6’ apart. Please, do not move chairs.
- The Bibles, Hymnals, pens, pencils, coloring pages are all REMOVED from the sanctuary
- There will be absolutely no eating or drinking in the building.
Please, let me know if you are coming in person this Sunday so that I can be certain we have enough chairs set out. Thank you.
Volunteers are still needed to sanitize the bathroom every Sunday. We have volunteers for two Sundays of the month and need two more.
Also, I continue to be concerned about the projected tsunami of suicides predicted for October through December due to the foreclosures on homes, evictions from apartments, the costs of health care, the loss of jobs, and so much more. We will get through this together! Please, if you or someone you know is talking about harming themselves or feeling hopeless to the point of not wanting to live, call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours a day in English and Spanish.
Yes, 2020 is not getting any easier. We have come through hard times before and we will do it again!
Sunday Worship on ZOOM
Every Sunday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (PDT)
Sunday Worship-Veradale UCC
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Meeting ID: 985 8122 3201
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, September 20, 2020 • 10:30 a.m.
Wayne Shull, Music Director
Charlie Salt, Acolyte and AV
Scotty Patton, Zoom host
Naomi Hanvey, Facebook host
Rev. Gen Heywood, Pastor
10:30am Worship begins:
God is generous . . . all the time! All the time . . . God is generous!
Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
Hymn: “Be Now My Vision” 451(NCH)
Be now my vision, O God of my heart; nothing surpasses the love you impart – you my best thought, by day or by night, waking or sleeping, your presence my light.
Be now my wisdom, and be my true word; ever within me, my soul is assured; Mother and Father, you are both to me, now and forever, your child I will be.
Riches I need not, nor life’s empty praise, you, my inheritance, now and always. You and you only are first in my heart, great God, my treasure, may we never part.
Sovereign of Heaven, my victory won, may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun! Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of All.
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.
Creator of all that is seen and unseen, we give this offering with gratitude and hope. Multiply all that we are so that this little community may do great acts of compassion and justice. Amen
Listening for God
Message to Young Hearts: Being fair
Reading of Scripture
Philippians 1:21-30 21 For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. 22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. 23 I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; 24 but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. 25 Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, 26 so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.
27 Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, 28 and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. 29 For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— 30 since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
Matthew 20:1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. 5 When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. 6 And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ 8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ 9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage.10 Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. 11 And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? 14 Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Message: “The Kingdom of God is Like…”
Our Light moves into the World God Loves
Hymn: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning”
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning (repeat 2x more) for this work is almost done. Sisters, don’t grow weary. Brothers, don’t grow weary. Children, don’t grow weary, for this work is almost done.
It’s our faith makes us happy (repeat 2x more) for this work’s almost done.
Sisters, don’t grow weary. Brothers, don’t grow weary. Children, don’t grow weary, for this work is almost done.
We are Climbing Jacob’s ladder (repeat 2x more) for this work is almost done. Sisters, don’t grow weary. Brothers, don’t grow weary. Children, don’t grow weary, for this work is almost done.
Every round goes higher, higher (repeat 2x more) for this work’s almost done. Sisters, don’t grow weary. Brothers, don’t grow weary. Children, don’t grow weary, for this work is almost done.
Benediction and “Love Round”
Love, love, love, love, Christians this is your call. Love your neighbor as yourself for God loves us all.
Virtual Auction, Saturday, October 3, 6pm start.
See some of our items on Craig’s List
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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