Eastertide Worship
16 May 2021
Good Morning - Welcome to Worship!
Whether you are getting ready to come to the campus or you're preparing to participate via Zoom, you are loved. We are community-making creatures and we are grateful to be with one another.
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. It's our last week with the ABCs of Spiritual Literacy. Bring your playful spirit and your favorite letter with you to the 10 o'clock hour. We are all teachers; we are all learners.


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

The worship reservation form includes a space to share your celebrations and prayer concerns. You can also send an email. For in-the-moment celebrations, please text Pastor Ken at 480-263-3308. In-person worshippers can also write a card with their celebration or prayer concern.

Musical Call to Worship - For the Beauty of the Earth

Call to Worship
One: In bright sunlight, warm air, and balmy evenings, seasons of color and courage,
All: God is in our midst.
One: In hills outlined against the rising sun, and the
muted sounds of early morning walkers along the ridge,
All: God is in our midst.
One: In the faces of families, and those alone, the  
hurrying and the day dreaming,
All: God is in our midst.

Singing Our Faith - All Are Welcome
by Marty Haugin

Opening Prayer

Reading a Word About Life - Acts 1: 15-26
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus— for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) “For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his homestead become desolate, and let there be no one to live in it’; and ‘Let another take his position of overseer.’ So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
Perceiving and Responding
Stewardship Moment and Offertory
Thank you for the generous and faithful support for all the ministries of care for our campus, each other, and the world.

Our ultimate stewardship is our care for each other.

If you are worshipping in person this morning, please use the baskets offered by the ushers. Our weekly financial report, Heidi's Corner, can be found here.

Reading Celebrations and Prayer Concerns with Music

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response Song - Listening Now        
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Grundy
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission
One: The God we worship is never confined to this holy place.
All: So go and travel with the God who is found in ordinary and surprising places.
One: Go in faith, for there is God riding in the light on the water, singing in the songs of the birds, sitting in the midst of the feasts of life.
All: We go in faith to live in joyous freedom, to play in the creation, and to drink deeply of the gracious cup of life. 
One: 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 - Go, Make a Difference
~Community Continues~

Both in-person and online worshippers are invited to stick around for a discussion that includes responses to the sermon. In-person participants can head to the Multipurpose Room to meet up with Zoom congregants for this time together in community immediately following worship. Here is today's question:

When have you experienced the Spirit of Life and Love working in your life and with Shadow Rock?