Worship Roadmap - May 26, 2024

Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7:41:40pm

(Roadmap version: Draft
Pastor: Rev. Shirley Macemon
Lay Reader: Jennifer Galvez, Song Leader: TBD
Lectionary Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8 and Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17)

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Prelude

"TBD"
Public Domain

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Song: "Praise with Joy the World's Creator" (NCH# 273)

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

Praise with joy
the world's Creator,
God of justice,
love, and peace,

Source and end
of human knowledge,
Grace bestowing
without cease.

Celebrate the
Maker's glory,
Power to rescue
and release.

Praise to Christ
who feeds the hungry,
Frees the captive,
finds the lost,

Heals the sick,
upsets religion,
Fearless both
of fate and cost.

Celebrate Christ's
constant presence
Friend and Stranger,
Guest and Host.

Praise the Spirit
sent among us,
liberating truth
and pride,

Forging bonds
where race or gender,
age or nation
dare divide.

Celebrate the
Spirit's treasure -
foolishness none
dare deride.

Praise the Maker,
Christ, and Spirit,
One God in Community,

calling Christians
To embody one-ness
and diversity.

Thus, the world shall
yet believe when shown
Christ's vibrant unity.

John Goss; Text: © 1985, GIA/Iona Community, Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726183.

Lay Reader: Call to Worship

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

Lay Reader: Call to Worship - responsive

One: Credit the Holy One with glory and power!

All: Give God the honor due with worshipful reverence!

One: The Voice speaks and we hear.
The Voice thunders and creation moves.

All: The Voice is strong and mighty, secure and majestic.

One: The Living Water refreshes us.
The Holy Spirit strengthens us.

All: Bless the name of our God!

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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: "Spirit of the Living God"

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

Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me;
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me;

Melt me, mold me,
fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me;

Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me;
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me;

Melt me, mold me,
fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
fall afresh on me;

Daniel Iverson; (c) 1995, The Pilgrim Press, Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-726183.

Song Leader: Prayer of Invocation

Song Leader: Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh upon us.
Renew us by your continued creative acts in the world.
Your presence among us is a blessing and a gift.
Open us to receive, ponder, and grow as your communicate with your people.
In Voice, Body, and Spirit, we worship you and invite your transformative power
to be alive among us and at work in us.
Here we are, O Triune God, here we are.
Amen.

Song Leader: Please be seated.

Lay Reader: Scripture

John 3:1-17
(NRSV)

Lay Reader: Scripture Reading: John 3:1–17 (NRSV)

Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.

He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.”

Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”

Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?”

Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’

The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?

“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony.

If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?

No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Lay Reader: Scripture Response

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

All: Praise be to God.

Song: "Wind That Makes All Winds That Blow" (NCH#271)

Wind who makes all
winds that blow
gusts that bend
the saplings low,

Gales that heave
the sea in waves,
stirrings in the
minds deep caves

Aim your breath
with steady pow'r
on your church,
this day, this hour.

Raise, renew the
life we've lost,
Spirit God of
Pentecost.

Fire who fuels
all fires that burn
suns around which
planets turn,

Beacon marking
reefs and shoals,
shining truth to
guide our souls

Come to us as
once you came:
burst in tongues
of sacred flame!

Light and Power,
Might and Strength,
fill your church,
its breath and length.

Holy Spirit,
Wind and Flame
move within our
mortal frame.

Make our hearts
an altar pyre.
Kindle them with
your own fire.

Breathe and blow
upon that blaze
till our lives,
our deeds and ways

Speak that tongue
which every land
by your grace
shall understand.

Thomas H Troeger,Joseph Parry; Music by Joseph Parry, Public Domain; Words by Thomas H. Troeger © 1985 Oxford University Press, Used under OneLicense.net A-726183

Pastor: Message

"TBD"
Rev. Shirley Macemon

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Choir: Anthem

"TBD"
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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: The Triune God gives with abundance for the flourishing of community.
We do not receive gifts, blessings, favor, and resources for ourselves along.
We are created to be communal, compassionate, and generous.
Let us bring our gifts forward with gladness and gratitude
that we have the honor of participating in God’s liberating
and redemptive activity 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: Generous God, May we give gifts that are sufficient and abundant
as you have provided creation with all that we need to flourish.
May the fear of scarcity give way to the joy of sharing.
Magnify the resources we bring as well cultivate generosity within us
so that all needs are met, and all your people may be well and whole in your name.
Amen.

Lay Reader: Prayer for Transformation and New Life

Lay Reader: God of mercy and grace, you come to us with loving compassion.
You know our shortcomings and our willfulness.
Make us new as we seek to become the people you have called us to be.
Help us live according to the spirit and in union with you and community with our neighbors.
Give us a burden to be instruments and witnesses of your loving kindness in the world.
Hold us accountable as your empowered people.
Let repentance and hope for new life overcome any sense of shame
that may paralyze us in our past mistakes and misdeeds
as we turn toward you with wonder and expectation
that you will lead us into life abundantly for all.
Amen.

(Brief pause for silence and self examination)

Lay Reader: Words of Grace

Lay Reader: The Triune God gives with abundance for the flourishing of community.
We do not receive gifts, blessings, favor, and resources for ourselves along.
We are created to be communal, compassionate, and generous.
Let us bring our gifts forward with gladness and gratitude
that we have the honor of participating in God’s liberating
and redemptive activity in the world.

Song: "Spirit, Open My Heart"

Spirit, open my heart
to the joy and pain
of living.

As you love may I love,
in receiving and in giving.
Spirit, open my heart.

God, replace my
stony heart
with a heart that's kind
and tender

All my coldness and fear
to your grace I now
surrender.

Spirit, open my heart
to the joy and pain
of living.

As you love may I love,
in receiving and in giving.
Spirit, open my heart.

Ruth Duck,Daniel Charles Damon; Words and Music: © 2014 Hope Publishing Company, 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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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

Song: "Fill Us With Your Spirit"

Fill us with your Spirit:
Where we are fragmented
make us whole;
where we are desp'rate
help us to walk in hope;

where we are many,
make us always one,
Be known to us in the
sharing of this meal.

Fill us with your Spirit:
Where we are fragmented
make us whole;
where we are desp'rate
help us to walk in hope;

where we are many,
make us always one,
Be known to us in the
sharing of this meal.

Ruth Huber; © Copyright 2005 Ruth Huber, used with permission.

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.
Come. 

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.

Communion

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.
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.

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: "God Reigns"

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

It's the song
of the redeemed
Rising from the
African plain.

It's the song
of the forgiven
Drowning out
the Amazon rain.

The song of Asian believers
Filled with God's holy fire.

It's every tribe
every tongue every nation
A love song born
of a grateful choir.

It's all God's
children singing
Glory glory hallelujah
He reigns She reigns

It's all God's
children singing
Glory glory hallelujah
He reigns She reigns

Let it rise above
the four winds
Caught up in the
heavenly sound

Let praises echo from
the towers of cathedrals
To the faithful
gathered underground

Of all the songs sung
from the dawn of creation
Some were meant to persist

Of all the bells rung
from a thousand steeples
None rings truer than this

It's all God's
children singing
Glory glory hallelujah
He reigns She reigns

It's all God's
children singing
Glory glory hallelujah
He reigns She reigns

And all the powers
of darkness
Tremble at what
they've just heard.

'Cause all the powers
of darkness
Can't drown out
a single word.

It's all God's
children singing
Glory glory hallelujah
He reigns She reigns.

It's all God's
children singing
Glory glory hallelujah
God reigns.

Peter Furler; Steve Taylor; © 2003 Soylent Tunes; Ariose Music CCLI Song #4026635 used under CCLI license #2541334

Pastor: Benediction

Pastor: Go forth having heard the call of the Holy One.
Go forth loved by the Creator, Redeemer, and Companion.
Go forth strengthened by the Sender, the Sent, and the Spirit.
Receive the gift of new birth and eternal life.
Testify to these things.
Enter the kin-dom of God.
Amen!

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Postlude

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Pastor: Rev. Shirley Macemon
Lay Reader: Jennifer Galvez
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.

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.
All rights reserved.

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Liturgy adapted from: Born of Water and Spirit: Service Prayers for Trinity Sunday Year B was written by the Rev.Dr. Cheryl A.Lindsay who serves as Minister for Worship and Theology for the United Church of Christ.

https://www.ucc.org/worship-way/trinity-sunday-b-may-26/

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca
Any copy must include this notice.

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.