Adult Spiritual Formation - 10:00 am
Spiritual formation meets in person and on Zoom this week - 10 o'clock in the Multipurpose Room. In May, we are looking at the ABCs of Spiritual Literacy, using a fun new online tool. Bring your playful spirit and your favorite letter with you to the 10 o'clock hour. All are welcome!
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 - Companions on Our Journey
Call to Worship
One: Among us, the spirit of Creativity God conceives
All: And we feel the life within us.
One: In our history, Jesus the Sage makes gentle entry
All: And we see the light before us.
One: Within our dreams, the truth of our God is revealed.
All: We await the hope of the world.
Singing Our Faith - Gather Us In (verses 1 and 2)
by Marty Haugin
Song and Prayer Response - Gather Us In (verses 3 and 4)
Reading a Word About Life - Acts 8: 26-40
Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and join it.” So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this:
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
and like a lamb silent before its shearer,
so he does not open his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
The eunuch asked Philip, “About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.