Worship Roadmap - February 25, 2024

Updated: Friday, February 16, 2024 2:12:53pm

(Roadmap version: Draft - Lenten Worship Order
Pastor: Rev. Shirley Macemon
Lay Reader: Mark Fanucchi, Song Leader: TBD
Lectionary Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9;
Used Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33)

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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: God welcomes the dreamers and the doubters,
All: the courageous and the fearful,

One: the hungry and the hopeful,
All: the impatient and the reserved.

One: God welcomes the young and the old,
All: the poets and the prophets,

One: the faithful and the tired,
All: the curious and the convicted.

One: Wherever you are on your journey,
wherever your boat is at sea,

All: there is room for all to gather here.

One: This is God’s house.
All: Let us worship the one whom even the seas obey.

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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,
There are days where the wind is loud.
There are days where the rain tears through the trees
and the storms of life beg for our attention.
So just as you stilled the wind and the sea, still our wandering hearts.
Quiet our restless minds.
Reach out your hand to us and pull us into your Word
so that we might hear, really hear, your message to us today.
With one foot out of the boat, we pray, amen.

Song Leader: Please be seated.

Lay Reader: Scripture

Psalm 22:23–31
Matthew 14:22-33

Lay Reader: Scripture Reading: Psalm 22:23–31 (NRSV)

You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him; stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.

From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord. May your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and I shall live for him.

Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord, and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.

Lay Reader: Scripture Reading: Matthew 14:22–33 (NRSV)

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,

but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea.

But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”

He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.

But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

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

"Rescue Me From Danger"
Rev. Shirley Macemon

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Choir: Anthem

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Pastor: Affirmation of Faith

Pastor: Please join me in our responsive Affirmation of Faith:

Pastor: Affirmation of Faith

All: I believe in a God who moves toward me when storms rage.

All: I believe in a God who invites me to be brave.

All: I believe in a God whom the wind and waves obey.

All: I believe in a God who knows my name.

All: I believe in a God of love. I am not afraid.

Pastor: Offering

Pastor: God’s gifts to creation and to us are abundant and ever-new.
Entrusted with creation’s care and with care for one another, we share our gifts out of our own abundance.

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: Let us pray:
Mighty God, you live, and you do not leave us.
With these gifts, we do not leave each other, but use them in mutual support.
Bless those who receive and benefit from these gifts.
May they know your presence with them.
With these gifts, our prayers rise up to you.

Lay Reader: Prayer of Confession

Lay Reader: In our scripture passage for today, Peter is out on a boat with the disciples when a storm hits.
Instead of cowering in fear, Peter spots Jesus on the water and bravely crawls out of the boat to move closer to Christ.

Friends, I think the prayer of confession is one way that we do the same; it’s one way that we can crawl out of our boats.

And here’s what I mean:
In the prayer of confession, we are honest about the storms that rage within and around us.
In this prayer, we speak with honesty in an effort to move closer to God.

This is our moment to crawl out of the boat.
So friends, let’s be like Peter.
Join me in being courageous.
Join me in truth-telling.
Join me in prayer.
It’s time to get our feet wet.
Let us pray together:

Lay Reader: Responsive Prayer of Confession

All: Gracious God,
There are days that threaten to swallow us,

All: days when the storms of life feel too big.

All: In those moments, we often cling to the sides of our ships in fear,

All: spending more energy hiding from storms than looking for you.

All: Forgive us for doubting ourselves.
Forgive us for doubting you.

All: Rescue us from the storms of today and from the fears that trap us.

All: With hope in our hearts we pray,

(Brief pause for silence and self examination)

Lay Reader: Words of Forgiveness

Lay Reader: Family of faith,
You could get out of the boat and walk on water like Peter,
or fall to your knees and stay in one place.
No matter what you do,
Christ’s love for you is unchanging.
Fearful or brave,
faithful or doubting,
Christ is always walking toward you.
So hear and believe this good news:
God’s love is stronger than any storms.
On our best days,
and on our worst days,
we are seen, forgiven, and loved.
God is always walking toward you.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

Song: "Be Still and Know"

Be still and know
that I am God.
Be still and know
that I am God.

Be still and know
that I am God.
Be still and know
that I am God.

John L Bell; Copyright © 1989 Wild Goose Resource Group, The Iona Community. GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726183

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 sins as we forgive those who sin against us (debtors/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 we are honest with ourselves and with God,
we are all seeking something.
Some of us long for a place to belong.
Others seek permission to be who we are made to be.

Some of us are hungry for connection,
hungry for justice,
or hungry for a glimpse of the Divine.

No matter what it is your soul longs for,
there is good news to be found here.

Friends, this is Christ’s table.
We are the guests.
He is the host.
There is a seat here with your name on it.
Thanks be to God for a love like that.

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. 

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



Pastor: Benediction

Pastor: Beloved wanderer,
as you leave this place,
may you carry your curious heart on your sleeve.
May you look for God in every face.
May you find the courage to get out of the boat,
to run to the tomb,
and to speak of your faith.
And when the world falls apart,
may you hear God’s voice deep within,
saying, “Take heart, it is I, be not afraid.”
You are called.
You are blessed.
In both your ups and your downs,
you always belong to God.
Go now in peace.
Go trusting that good news.

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Pastor: Rev. Shirley Macemon
Lay Reader: Mark Fanucchi
Song Leader: TBD

Music Director: Ruth Huber
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Slides production: Ken True, Flo Galvez

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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 streaming license #21189255.
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Liturgy adapted from: THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT Wandering Heart: "Rescue me from danger" by Rev. Sarah Speed, Founding Creative Partner of A Sanctified Art

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