Eastertide Worship
25 April 2021
Welcome to Worship!
Whether you are getting ready to come to the campus or you're preparing to participate via Zoom, you are loved. Our experience of the Spirit is not complete without you.

Worth Pondering Today:
“The Earth is full… It is full of us, it’s full of our stuff, full of our waste, full of our demands. Yes, we are a brilliant and creative species, but we’ve created too much stuff — so much that our economy is now bigger than its host, our planet.”  ~Paul Gilding
We Covenant One With Another
Adult Spiritual Formation - 10:00 am
Spiritual formation meets in person and on Zoom this week - 10 o'clock in the Multipurpose Room. Our topic for April is Inventive Faith. This week, we are talking about stories, striving to listen to ourselves and to one another with compassion and care. All are welcome!


Greeting and Announcements
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Celebrations and prayer concerns will be read from the pulpit. Share your celebrations when you make a reservation to attend worship or send a quick email. For in-the-moment celebrations, you can text Pastor Ken at 480-263-3308. In person worshippers can also write a card with their celebration or prayer concern, but we will not be passing a microphone.

This time together is part of our identity as a community. We celebrate connection and abiding grace in times both easy and difficult.

Musical Call to Worship - Weave, Weave
by Rosemary Crow

Call to Worship
One: As we enter into this sacred place, put away the pressures of the world that ask us to perform,
All: We will dare to attempt to take off our masks. We will try to find the courage to put down our brave fronts. We will find the love that casts out the fear that silences the voices that demand us to be perfect.
One: We are a community of compassion and welcoming.
We bring all that we are and all that we yet can be, to this safe and holy place.

Singing Our Faith - Gather Us In (verses 1 and 2)
by Marty Haugin

Opening Prayer

Song and Prayer Response - Gather Us In (verse 3)

Reading a Word About Life - Acts 4:5-12
The next day their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, ‘By what power or by what name did you do this?’ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is “the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.” There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.’
Perceiving and Responding
Stewardship Moment and Offertory
Giving is the joyful act of a faithful people.

If you are worshipping in person this morning, please use the baskets offered by the ushers. Heidi's Corner, our weekly financial update is available here.

Reading Celebrations and Prayer Concerns with Music

Pastoral Prayer

Song - We Are All One
Shared by Forrest and Julie
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman
"Living Into Our Calling as a Resurrection Community"

Words for Mission
One: Now may the blessings of life be upon us, and upon our gathering.
All: May the moments we shared here give us hope for the future.
One: May the love that we share bring strength and joy to our hearts, and the peace of our spiritual family be with us until we meet again. These are the times.
All: We are the people.
One: All Creation is blessed.
All:  May we love all and serve all!
One: Peace be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Amen.
All: Amen!

Postlude - Weave, Weave
~Community Continues~

Both in-person and online worshippers are invited to stick around for a discussion. In-person participants can head to the Multipurpose Room to meet up with Zoom congregants for the discussion immediately following worship. Today's Afterparty is a follow up from this weekend's Southwest Conference Annual Meeting, featuring reflections from Shadow Rock's delegates:

How are congregations around the Southwest Conference living into hybrid worship as communities of faith and conscience? How can Shadow Rock continue this journey, in relation to technology, spirituality, and relationship?