Worship Roadmap - April 21, 2024

Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 11:48:07am

(Roadmap version: Draft
Pastor: Rev. Shavon Walker
Lay Reader: Sandy Holloway, Song Leader: TBD
Lectionary Scripture: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18;)

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Song: "TBD"

Song Leader: Please rise as you are able and sing our opening song.



Lay Reader: Call to Worship

Lay Reader: Please join me in our responsive Call to Worship.

Lay Reader: Call to Worship - responsive

One: When we are scattered, Jesus our Good Shepherd gathers us in.

All: When we are lost and lonely, we can depend on Christ’s love.

One: When we are oppressed, Jesus our Good Shepherd cares for us.

All: When we are threatened because of who we are, we can depend on Christ’s protection.

One: We know Christ, because Christ’s tenderness has guided us for generations.

All: Christ knows us by name.
Christ will lay down his very life for our sake.

One: Let us worship our Good Shepherd, who cares for all of us with fierce love.

All: Let us give thanks for Christ’s presence with us.

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Lay Reader: Announcements

Please be seated.

Welcome to Campbell United Church of Christ!
We are an Open and Affirming congregation and
no matter where you are on your spiritual journey,
you are welcome here.

(raise Bulletin)

Please take the Bulletin insert home with you to remind you of upcoming events.

(highlight next week special events if any)

Lay Reader: Other Announcements

Lay Reader: Are there any other announcements?

Pastor: Passing of the Peace-Invitation

Pastor: Let us pass God’s blessing of peace among one another.

Pastor: Passing of the Peace

One: May the peace and joy of Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.

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Pastor: Passing of the Peace

Share a wave, elbow bump, or hug as you are mutually comfortable

Song: "TBD"

Song Leader: Please remain standing or rise as you are able and sing.



Song Leader: Prayer of Invocation

Song Leader: Holy God, you sent us Jesus as our comforter and guide.
We give you thanks for the ways he cares for us.
Help us be empowered to join him in protecting the oppressed and marginalized.
We pray this in gratitude for your provision.

Song Leader: Please be seated.

Lay Reader: Scripture

John 10:11-18

Lay Reader: Scripture Reading: John 10:11–18 (NRSV)

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.

I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

Lay Reader: Scripture Response

One: This is God’s self-revealing through the stories of our people.

All: Praise be to God.

Song: "TBD"



Pastor: Message

"The Shepherd's Call: Following Christ with Confidence"
Rev. Shavon Walker

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(Pastor: wait for A/V techs to return to A/V booth and Affirmation of Faith slide to appear before proceeding)

Pastor: Offering

Pastor: Jesus offers us fullness of life, protecting us and advocating for our needs.
What will you give to join him in the work of building beloved community in the world?

While we do not pass the plates for our Offering,
we do have offering plates at the back rows of chairs as you enter the sanctuary.
Please feel free to place your offerings there.
We also have a secure way to give online by using our webpage at campbellucc.com/donate

Let us pause and reflect as you give your offerings.

(Ruth plays a short interlude)

Now let us sing our thanks for our blessings.

Song: "Doxology (Old 100th)"

Praise God from whom
all blessings flow;
Praise God
all creatures here below;

Praise God above
you heavenly host;
Creator, Christ and
Holy Ghost.

Thomas Ken; Word adaptations reprinted from Book of Worship, © 1986. Used by permission of the United Church of Christ Office for Church Life and Leadership

Pastor: Dedication of the Offering

Pastor: Gracious God, thank you for your gift of Jesus Christ, who cares for us and protects us.
With these gifts we return to you, help us care for others in our communities and around the world.

Lay Reader: Prayer for Transformation and New Life

Lay Reader: Shepherding Christ, even as you lay down your life for us,
we confess our unwillingness to support the those in need.
Too often, we may be more like the one who runs away in times of trouble.
We aren’t always bold enough to protect the powerless;
following your example is rarely easy or comfortable.
Forgive us.
Help us lay down our apathy and follow your example.
Remind us that we belong to one another, and to you.

(Brief pause for silence and self examination)

Lay Reader: Words of Grace

Lay Reader: Beloved of God, receive this comfort.
It is impossible to respond to every need in this complicated world.
A full life of faith gives us the grace to lay down our work,
take the rest we need,
then refocus our energy toward the cause of the oppressed.
Rest in the shelter of your Good Shepherd,
knowing you can take up the cause again with restored souls.
We are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!

Song: "TBD"



Pastor: Prayers of the People

You are invited to share prayers of joy or concern. So that the people online may hear, please wait for the microphone to be brought to you before sharing your joy or concern.

Online people are invited to unmute and offer your prayers. You can also email your prayers for our community to prayerchain@campbellucc.org

Please let us know if you would like your spoken prayer to be distributed on the Prayer Chain email.

(Wait for prayers to conclude, then Pastor may re-voice offered prayers or proceed to Silent Meditation)

Pastor: Silent Meditation

Pastor: Let us keep those and our unvoiced prayers in mind as we listen for God in the silence that follows the ringing of the singing bowl.

(The singing bowl is rung.)

Pastor: Pastoral Prayer

Pastor: (use your own or embellish this)
Holy God, hear the prayers we have voiced and those that remain unvoiced in our hearts.
Bless us this day with lives filled with love, caring, generosity, and deep, abiding hope.
We pray that your kingdom will dwell among all people, and that we may be instruments of your love and your grace.
Holy Spirit, open our hearts with the joy of healing a world filled with brokenness and pain.
In the name of the one who taught us the ways of light and love, be in our very lives.

Pastor: Let us now pray together the prayer that Jesus taught us:

Pastor: The Lord's Prayer

ALL: Our Father (God/Mother/Creator),
who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.

ALL: Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.

ALL: Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors (sins/trespasses)

ALL: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

ALL: For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory forever.

(Pastor and Lay Reader move to the Communion table.)

Song: "TBD"



Pastor: Communion Invitation

Pastor: Friends, if your seeking has led you here,
if your weary heart followed breadcrumbs all the way to this sanctuary,
then I have good news:
you do not have to seek anymore.

This table is God’s Table.
So if you came here looking for justice,
then rest in the comfort that all will be fed here.
If you came seeking beauty,
then let your spirit marvel at the beauty of a community coming together.
If you came seeking  a brush with the Divine,
then know that God is present in this ordinary meal.
So kick off your walking shoes.
Let your weary heart stop the search.
We are standing on holy ground.
This is God’s Table.
All are invited.

Pastor: Liturgy - lift hearts

One: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them to the Lord.

One: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.
All: It is right to give God thanks and praise.


Pastor: God of the lost and the found,
surely it is right for us to give our thanks and praise;
for day after day we look for you,
and day after day we find you:
in the laugher of children,
in the sun rising over the horizon,
in the flowers of spring.

Pastor: Our seeking does not go unanswered,
and for that we are grateful.

Lay Reader: So first and foremost, we come to you in prayer to say thank you,
for when we’re seeking beauty,
you give us mountains and freckles, green eyes and brown eyes.
When we we’re looking for reason to hope,
you give us rainbows after the storm, and candles flickering in the window.
When we’re seeking peace,
you give us three part harmony and the sound of the rain.
And when we’re seeking justice,
your life reminds us that everyone is welcome at your Table, and none shall be turned away.

Pastor: For all these reminders we are deeply grateful.
And yet, gracious God, our seeking does not stop.
For even though your fingerprints are all over this world,
we are not yet at your promised day.

Pastor: So in addition to our gratitude, we also pray today for conviction.
Do not let us get comfortable with half-hearted seeking.
Do not let us grow numb to the suffering of this world.
Make us relentless in our pursuit of justice—
relentless in our consoling of the grieving,
in our welcoming of the stranger,
and in the feeding of the hungry. 

Pastor: Like a dog with a scent,
may we walk toward your kingdom,
never giving up, never wandering off the path. 

Pastor: Communion

Pastor: Holy Mystery, God the Spirit,
we call on you to transform these familiar things,
as you continually transform the world around us.

Bless this bread and this cup,
the wheat and the grape,
the farmer and the harvest,
the seed and the sower.

So that in the sharing of these simple elements in community,
we may taste and see your goodness,
so that we might catch a glimpse of what it is to be in communion with you and with one another.

Through Christ, in Christ, and with Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory is yours, God most holy,
now and forever.

(The Pastor lifts and breaks the loaf)
(The Pastor lifts the cup)

Lay Reader: Communion

Lay Reader: We are called into community, so that we may become a gift to one another.
Friends, there are a lot of tables in this world, but there is none like this one.
We have a seat saved for you.

As you come forward, please use the hand sanitizer station.
We have both regular and gluten-free elements for you to use.
If you would prefer to be served in your seat,
stay put and we will come to you.

The Table is ready, Please come.

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Lay Reader: Communion

Please come forward
to receive the elements

(The elements are shared.
Lay Reader returns to seat after all are served.)

Pastor: Communion Blessing

Pastor: God of manna and mustard seeds,
we came to this Table hungry
and we leave feeling full—
full of hope,
full of promise,
full of what could be. 

For we not only found glimpses of you at this Table,
but we caught a glimpse of the way things could be:
in a meal where all are welcomed and all are fed.
Is there anything holier than that?
So thank you for nourishing our curiosity
alongside our spirit and our conviction.

May we always seek you the way you seek after us.
With grateful hearts we pray, amen. 

Song: "TBD"

Song Leader: Please rise as you are able and sing our closing song.



Pastor: Benediction

Pastor: Today you have received the gift of Christ’s protective, unceasing love for you.
Because you are beloved,
may all that you do and all that you are be a reflection of that love.
Fight for the powerless,
help the week,
and provide for the needy,
because Jesus provides for you.

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Pastor: Rev. Shavon Walker
Lay Reader: Sandy Holloway
Song Leader: TBD

Music Director: Ruth Huber
AV tech: Ken True/Larry Edson
Slides production: Ken True, Flo Galvez

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CampbellUCC. All rights reserved.

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Liturgy adapted from: Power to Lay It Down: Service Prayers for the Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B was written by Rev.
Jacob Nault, Pastor of Union-Congregational Church in Waupun, WI.
He also works alongside the UCC’s Disabilities Ministries Board to provide music, liturgy, and other resources on issues of disability justice.


Communion liturgy adapted from SEEKING LENT: A GENERAL COMMUNION LITURGY © 2014 The United Church of Canada/L’Église Unie du Canada. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike License. To view a copy of this license, visit
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Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-726183 and/or from CCLI with CCLI Streaming Plus License™ #21189255. All rights reserved.

Unless otherwise noted, the New Revised Standard Version of biblical translation is used.