Hybrid Worship
Sixth Sunday of Eastertide
May 22, 2022
Welcome to Worship! Maybe Easter seems so long ago to you, but we're still in the season of Easter (which is symbolically just a bit longer than Lent). Being together in community helps us sustain resurrection joy.

Pentecost is next week, June 5.
Spiritual Formation - 9:00 am
Adult Spiritual Formation
All are welcome to spiritual formation Sunday mornings at 9 o'clock, in person or on Zoom. Our discussions and gatherings during Eastertide have been focused on our experiences of joy. This Sunday's topic is the joy of rest and play. Our text is Psalm 67.
Worship - 10:15 am
Pre-Service Environment: We enjoy visiting with each other and connecting. Online participants are invited to open their camera feed and unmute to visit.


Singing Our Faith ~ “There Is Room For All”

There is room for all in the shelter of God’s wing.
There is room for all in the shelter of God’s love.
And I rejoice and sing,
“My refuge and my rock in whom I trust!”
There is room for all.
There is room for all.

Welcome and Announcements

One: Let the Creator be home among us, welcome this morning in our hearts.
Many: May God’s love shape our every thought.
One: May our actions lead to God’s justice.
Many: May our words be words of life.
One: May the peace of the Spirit dwell within us!

Singing Our Faith ~ "We Are the Family"

We are the family and we are the home,
We are the mountain where love can be known.
We are the voices and we are the hands
For bringing peace to our land.

And in our family all are welcome,
Doesn’t matter who you are,
In our home there’s always room
So plan to stay.
On our mountain where we labor
There’s much work that’s left to do,
And your talents would be helpful if you stay.

And in our family ev’ry nation,
Ev’ry planet, ev’ry race,
Ev’ryone is always welcome to our home.
And with our voices let us tell you
That we mean just what we say,
And with our hands united, let us pray.
This is our time to share our lives: 
celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, words of kindness and works of peace and justice. 

Celebration Song - "Circle of Friends," chorus only
Laugh (echo) Cry (echo) Live (echo), Die (echo)
Hello! (echo) Goodbye! (echo)
And God makes us a circle of friends.

Invitation to Give
One: Our God does not give as the world gives. In the chaos, God is our peace. In our fear, God is our confidence. In our weakness, God is our strength. Let us offer our gifts to God.
Many: Thanks be to God.
All: Amen.

Offering and Offertory
Dedication of Our Offerings
May the love at the center of everything also be present in these gifts. Our gratitude - and our worship - continue.

The Prayer of Jesus (sung in unison)
Our Creator in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread, Forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those Who trespass against us.
Save us from the time of trial, And deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
Now and forever. Amen.


Word About Life - Shared by Rev. Ken Heintzelman
Acts 16:9-15
During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us."

When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days.

On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she prevailed upon us.


Words for Mission
One: Friends, as we depart, the love of God goes with us. 
All: May God’s love saturate our memories. May God’s love overwhelm the week that lies ahead. 
One: These are the times.
All: We are the people.
One: All of Creation is blessed.
All: May we love all and serve all.
One: May God be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Amen.
All: Amen.

Send-Off Song
"God's People Are Cool" and Spiritual Direction Tip will return! We are simplifying our technology a bit today. If you're interested in how hybrid worship happens, reach out to Pastor Ken.