Worship Roadmap - October 08, 2023

Updated: Wednesday, October 04, 2023 7:43:14am

(Roadmap version: Draft
Pastor: Rev. Joshua Sulamain
Lay Reader: Flo Galvez, Song Leader: TBD
Lectionary Scripture: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19; Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:7-15; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 )

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Start Zoom Recording at 9:59:30

Prelude

"Praise with Joy the World’s Creator"
NCH #273
Used under OneLicense.net A-726183

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Lay Reader: Announcements

Lay Reader: Other Announcements

Lay Reader: Are there any other announcements?

Lay Reader: Call to Worship

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

Lay Reader: Call to Worship - responsive

One: We come from the East, the West, the South, and the North into this sacred space to worship the living God who walks with us.

ALL: O, God, we worship you for who you are, for loving and granting us your grace.

One: We lift our hands in praise to you and open our hearts to worship you in the fullness of who we are.

ALL: Let us worship the Lord our God with joyful and thankful hearts.
Amen!

Song: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" (NCH#1)

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

Immortal, invisible,
God only wise,
in light inaccessible
hid from our eyes.

Most blessed,
most glorious,
the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious,
thy great name we praise.

Your life is life-giving -
to both great and small;
in all life you're living,
the true life of all;

We blossom and flourish
as leaves and as flowers,
then wither and perish -
but naught
dims your powers.

So perfect your glory,
so brilliant your light,
your angels adore you,
all veiling their sight;

All praise we would render
and your angels do:
in awe at the splendor
of light hiding you.

Walter C. Smith; Public Domain

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

Oikos Update

Oikos Leader: Please be seated for a short update on our Oikos project.

Oikos Update

Song: "How Good It Is"

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

How good it is,
what pleasure comes,
When people live as one.

When peace and justice
light the way
The will of God is done,
The will of God is done.

How good it is
when walls of fear
Come tumbling to
the ground,

When arms are changed
to farming tools,
The fruits of life abound
The fruits of life abound.

What quiet joy can
bloom and grow
When people work
for peace,

When hands and voices
join as one
That hate and war may cease
That hate and war may cease.

Ruth Duck,Charles H Webb; Text: Ruth Duck © 1992 by GIA Publications. Tune: DOVE OF PEACE, American Harm. by Charles H. Webb 1933 Used under OneLicense.net A-726183.

Song Leader: Prayer of Invocation

Song Leader: Jesus, we ask that You bless our time together, that we may hear Your words and apply them to our lives so that You will be honored and glorified.
Allow your Holy Spirit to move through us so our faith grows and bears fruit.
Amen!

Song: "To You, O God All Creatures Sing"

To you, O God,
all creatures sing,
And all creation, everything
sings your praises, alleluia!

Your burning sun
with golden beam,
Your silver moon
with softer gleam

Sing your praises,
alleluia, alleluia!

Your wind that
blows the tempest by,
Your clouds that
sail across the sky

sing your praises, alleluia!

Your morning
rises with a song,
and lights of evening
sing along,

Sing your praises,
alleluia, alleluia!

To you, O God,
day after day,
Your planet earth
in every way,

sings your praises,
alleluia!

As savory fruit
and fragrant flower
Show forth your
glory and your power,

Singing praises,
alleluia,alleluia!

Dale Bleam; Geistliche Kirchengesang; St. Francis of Assisi; William Henry Draper; Words: Public Domain ; Music: 2016 Broadman Press (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CCLI Song #7072138 used under CCLI license #2541334


Song Leader: Please be seated.

Lay Reader: Scripture

Matthew 21:33-46
(NRSV)

Lay Reader: Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:33–46 (NRSV)

“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.

When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.’ So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.”

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.

The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”

When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.

They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.

Lay Reader: Scripture Response

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

All: Praise be to God.

Pastor: Message

"TBD"
Rev. Joshua Sulamain

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Choir: Anthem

"I will Praise the Lord All the Days of My Life'"
by Dave Fischer
Used under OneLicense.net A-726183

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

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Pastor: Offering

Pastor: We are invited to share our blessings generously with our church, community, and world.
By sharing our gifts freely, God will be honored and glorified in our giving.
So, let’s give with joy in our heats from our abundant blessings so that others may be blessed.

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 dedicate our offerings...

Pastor: Dedication of the Offering

Pastor: Lord Jesus, we give thanks for each gift given.
Bless them and multiply them so that others will be blessed, and your love will be shared worldwide.
Amen!

Lay Reader: Prayer of Reflection and Transformation

Lay Reader: Lord Jesus, we bow before you to confess that we are sinners and need forgiveness.
We have failed you and your people many times and have neglected to do your will and love our neighbor as ourselves.
We seek your wisdom and ask that your Holy Spirit create a pure heart that moves us to do what is right.
We ask that your love overflow in us so we can live out our faith as a new creation to serve you and your people.
Help us to strive towards a more just and kinder world for all.
Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.
Amen!

(Brief pause for silence and self examination)

Lay Reader: Words of Grace and Love

Lay Reader: People of God, “for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--
and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God"--
”Your sins are forgiven."

Song: "The Power of Your Love"

Lord, I come to You
Let my heart be changed,
renewed

Flowing from the grace
That I found in You

And Lord, I've come to know
The weaknesses I see in me

Will be stripped away
By the Pow'r of Your love

Hold me close,
let Your love surround me
Bring me near,
draw me to Your side

And as I wait,
I'll rise up like the eagle

And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on
In the Pow'r of Your love

Lord, unveil my eyes
Let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love
As You live in me

Lord, renew my mind
As Your Will unfolds in my life
In living everyday
By the Pow'r of Your love

Hold me close,
let Your love surround me
Bring me near,
draw me to Your side

And as I wait,
I'll rise up like the eagle

And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on
In the Pow'r of Your love

And I will soar with You,
Your Spirit leads me on
In the Pow'r of Your love

Geoff Bullock; © Copyright 1992 Word Music, LLC/Marantha Music.

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: Silent Meditation

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.
O Gracious God, we lift this community of faith in prayer and ask for your blessings upon them.
We pray for the needs of all gathered and ask you to meet them where they are.

We lift those in need of healing, those in financial need, those in need of employment, and those in need of shelter and food.
We ask that you be with those who are alone and isolated and for those mourning the loss of a loved one.

We lift in prayer all those seeking you and needing a friend.
Watch over them, O God, and may your Spirit protect them from evil and harm.
We pray that those battling addiction and mental illness may get the help they need to live whole lives.

We pray for our nation, for those in leadership, that they may lead with integrity, caring, and loving hearts so that the decisions made on our behalf will be made with the concern and well-being of all your people.

O Gracious God, in your mercy, hear our prayer concerns and help us to be good stewards of your creation and give us grace to love and forgive as you forgive and love us.
Amen!

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

Song: "Come Share the Lord"

We gather here
in Jesus' name,

His love is burning
in our hearts
like living flame;

For through
the loving Son,
Creator makes us one:

Come, take the bread;
come, drink the wine;
Come, share the Lord.

No one is
a stranger here,
everyone belongs;

Finding our
forgiveness here,
We in turn
forgive all wrongs.

God joins us here,
and breaks the bread,

The Lord who
pours the cup
is risen from the dead;

The one we
love the most
is now our
gracious host:

Come, take the bread;
come, drink the wine;
Come, share the Lord.

Come, take the bread;
come, drink the wine;
Come, share the Lord.

Bryan Jefferey Leech; © 1984, 1987, Fred Bock Music, Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726183.

Communion Invitation

Pastor: He was always the guest.
In the homes of Peter and Jarius,
Martha and Mary, Joanna and Susanna,
he was always the guest
At the meal tables of the wealthy where he pled the case of the poor,
he was always the guest.
Upsetting polite company, befriending isolated people, welcoming the stranger,
he was always the guest.
But here, at this table, he is the host.
Those who wish to serve him must first be served by him.
Those who want to follow him must first be fed by him,
Those who would wash his feet must first let him make them clean.
For this is the table where God intends us to be nourished.
This is the time when Christ can make us new.
So come, you who hunger and thirst for a deeper faith,
for a better life, for a fairer world.
Jesus Christ, who has sat at our tables now invites us to be guests at his.

Pastor: Liturgy - lift hearts

Pastor: Let us pray:
The Lord be with you.

ALL: And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

ALL: We lift them to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

ALL: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Communion

Pastor: It is indeed right, for you made us,
and before us, you made the world we inhabit,
and before the world, you made the eternal home in which,
through Christ, we have a place.
Grateful as we are for the world we know
and the universe beyond our understanding,
we praise you, whom eternity cannot contain,
for coming to earth and entering time in Jesus.

Lay Reader: For his life which informs our living,
for his compassion which changes our hearts,
for his clear speaking which contradicts our harmless generalities,
for his disturbing presence,
his innocent suffering,
his fearless dying,
his rising to life breathing forgiveness,
we praise you and worship him.

Pastor: Here too our gratitude rises for the promise of the Holy Spirit,
who even yet, even now, confronts us with your claims and attracts us to your goodness.
Therefore we gladly join our voices to the song of the Church on earth and in heaven:

Pastor: Liturgy - hosanna

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest,

ALL: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest

Communion

Pastor: And now, lest we believe that our praise alone fulfils your purpose,
we fall silent and remember him who came because words weren't enough.
Setting our wisdom, our will, our words aside,
emptying our hearts, and bringing nothing in our hands,
we yearn for the healing, the holding, the accepting, the forgiving
which Christ alone can offer.
(Silence)

Lay Reader: Merciful God, send now, in kindness,
your Holy Spirit to settle on this bread and wine
and fill them with the fullness of Jesus.
And let that same Spirit rest on us,
converting us from the patterns of this passing world,
until we conform to the shape of him whose food we now share.
Amen

Pastor: What we do here we do in imitation of what Christ first did
To his followers in every age,
Jesus gave an example and command rooted in the experience
he shared with his disciples in an upstairs room in Jerusalem.
(Taking and breaking bread)
Among friends, gathered round a table,
Jesus took bread, and broke it, and said,
"This is my body - broken for you."
(Holding up a cup of wine)
Later he took a cup of wine and said,
"This is the new relationship with God made possible because of my death.
Take it, all of you, to remember me."

Lay Reader: So now we do as Jesus did. We take this bread and this wine,
produce of the earth and fruit of human labor.

Pastor: He whom the universe could not contain, is present to us in this bread.
He who redeemed us and called us by name now meets us in this cup.
So take this bread and this wine.
In them God comes to us so that we may come to God.

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.
Come.

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.

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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: Let us pray.
In gratitude, in deep gratitude for this moment, this meal, these people,
we give ourselves to you.
Take us out, to live as changed people because we have shared the Living Bread and cannot remain the same.
Amen!

Song: "Lord's Prayer"

One: Our (Father, Mother,
Creator, Maker)
ALL: (echo)

One: in heaven
ALL: (echo)
One: holy is your name
ALL: (echo)

One: your kingdom come
ALL: (echo)
One: your will be done
ALL: (echo)

One: on earth
ALL: (echo)
One: as in heaven
ALL: (echo)

One: give us today
ALL: (echo)
One: our daily bread
ALL: (echo)

One: forgive us our sins
ALL: (echo)
One: as we forgive those
ALL: (echo)

One: who sin against us
ALL: (echo)

One: save us from the time
ALL: (echo)
One: of trials
ALL: (echo)

One: and deliver us
ALL: (echo)
One: from evil
ALL: (echo)

One: for the kingdom
and the power
and the glory
are yours forever

All: for the kingdom
and the power
and the glory
are yours forever

One: forever
ALL: (echo)
One: and ever
ALL: (echo)

One: Our (Father, Mother,
Creator, Maker)
ALL: (echo)
One: in heaven
ALL: (echo)

One: holy is your name
ALL: (echo)

Arr. by Al Oppenheimer; Piano Accompaniment by Jim Strathdee, © 1978, Desert Flower Music, Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726183

Pastor: Benediction

Pastor: Go forth to harvest fruit that impacts the world.
Go forth with God’s love to share with all.
Go forth with the peace of Jesus Christ and
With the communion with the Holy Spirit to be
the transformative agents you are being called to be.
Amen!

Song: "Siyahamba, We Are Marching in the Light of God" (NCH#526)

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

Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni
kwenkhos'
Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni
kwenkhos'

Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni
kwenkhos'
Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni
kwenkhos'

Siyahamba hamba
Siyahamba Oh Oh
Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni
kwenkhos'

Siyahamba hamba
Siyahamba Oh Oh
Siyahamb' ekukhanyeni
kwenkhos'

We are marching
in the light of God
We are marching
in the light of God

We are marching
in the light of God
We are marching
in the light of God

We are marching marching
We are marching Oh Oh
We are marching
in the light of God

We are marching marching
We are marching Oh Oh
We are marching
in the light of God

We are singing
in the light of God
We are singing
in the light of God

We are singing
in the light of God
We are singing
in the light of God

We are singing singing
We are singing Oh Oh
We are singing
in the light of God

We are singing singing
We are singing Oh Oh
We are singing
in the light of God

We are living
in the light of God
We are living
in the light of God

We are living
in the light of God
We are living
in the light of God

We are living living
We are living Oh Oh
We are living
in the light of God

We are living living
We are living Oh Oh
We are living
in the light of God

South African; (c) 1984, Peace of Music Publishing AB, admin. by Walton Music Corp., Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726183.

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Postlude

"How High and How Wide"
by Mark Altrogge
Used under CCLI License #2541334

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Pastor: Rev. Joshua Sulamain
Lay Reader: Flo Galvez
Song Leader: TBD

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

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Liturgy adapted from: “Producing Fruit,” Order of worship for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 8, 2023, continuing to Celebrate Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month, was written by the Rev. Pérsida Rivera-Méndez, retired UCC pastor.

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