Hybrid Worship

November 6, 2022

Sunday Morning Greetings!

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. 

For resources and information regarding the land acknowledgement we are using during November, please visit Native Land Digital and Land Acknowledgement Resources.

If you're worshipping this morning via Zoom or YouTube, a special welcome! Please take a moment to gather the communion elements of your choosing.

Spiritual Formation 9:00 am

Learning and Growing

Are For Everyone!

9 o'clock Spiritual Formation is the beginning of our Sunday morning "bundle" of belonging! Adults in the Multipurpose Room are diving into Trust. Children are continuing to learning in our homegrown curriculum, Honoring the Body.

For more information on spiritual formation for children and adults or for assistance participating via Zoom, please email Karen

Worship - 10:15 am
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Gathering and Centering Song ~

"Those Who Wait on the Lord"

Those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength.

They shall mount up on wings as eagles.

They shall run and not be weary.

They shall walk and not faint.

Help us Lord, help us Lord, in thy way.

Those who love the mystery…

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship and Land Acknowledgement

We are on O’odham and Hohokam land.

This piece of earth that we call Shadow Rock is Indigenous land. Indigenous people are not part of the past. They continue to share their talents and gifts among us, amidst ongoing colonialism and oppression. Their contributions and their historical care of this land are worth our acknowledgment and gratitude.

Land acknowledgement is a small part of supporting Indigenous communities. We have much work left to do. This statement is part of our best efforts to stand in solidarity with our Indigenous relatives and with all oppressed people.

One: We gather with joys and sorrows and memories of joy and sorrow.

All: We gather from hope or habit, with happiness or heartbreak.

One: We gather knowing every scuffed pew or orange chair is a place a child sat, a place a young person pondered, a favorite spot for a family gathered for worship. 

All: We gather, not only to remember, but to be present in this place to our own faith, and to be truly supportive of one another.

One: In this spirit of presentness and of mutual support, let us sing.

Singing Our Faith ~ "When I’m On My Journey"

When I’m on my journey there is no one there but me,

When I’m on my journey there is no one there but me,

When I’m on my journey there is no one there but me,

Lord, I know there is no one there but me.

When I’m on my journey I am one with family…

When I’m on my journey spirit colleagues there will be…

When I’m on my journey I will bend all history…



At this time, we share moments from our lives: birthdays, anniversaries, works of peace and justice. We celebrate even sorrows and grief as part of a comprehensive view of life.

Celebration Song

We are one, we are all.

We are big and we are small.

We are one, we are all, 

We are short and we are tall.

We share joy, we share sadness

We share voices all in glee.

Come sing a celebration song with me.

Sing a celebration song; sing a celebration song.

No matter who you are, come sing along.

Sing a celebration song; sing a celebration song.

Come sing a celebration song with me.

Invitation to Give

We are invited to offer financial resources, time, abilities, 

compassion, in a tangible expression of our hope for the Shadow Rock of the future. Our giving puts us in a position of solidarity with this place and this people and with many others, both near and far. Be generous, my friends, with your trust in the future.

As we look to the future - to 2023 and beyond - we breathe in hope and breathe out empathy.

Offering and Offertory 

Give Online

Our Celebration of the Sacrament of Communion

Everyone is welcome to this table! The baskets near our communion stations are for our communion offering. This month, the communion offering supports our Refugee 

Resettlement Ministry.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Spirit of Life, you have called us into being through love. You have joined us to one another in love. How good and pleasant it is when your people dwell together in unity! Our lives are but a breath, but our breaths are drawn from your Spirit. You have created us as walking paradoxes: specks of dust and images of the divine both. We pray with grateful boldness, in the spirit and with the faith of Jesus our brother. Amen.

One: Our celebration of life and love continues with our 

sharing of bread and cup. When Jesus gathered with his friends to tell them of a re-imagined way of living and being, the conversations often went on into the time for a meal. Jesus ate and conversed with the high and mighty, with the pious and self-righteous, and with those considered outcasts and sinners.

All: His table fellowship included everyone. He often told them stories that caused them to wonder and ask questions. 

One: He also welcomed these opportunities to eat with those who disagreed with him and engaged them in open 


All: In this way, the issues of life and death, justice and injustice, conflict and peace, goodness and evil, were talked through and made real to ordinary people.

One: Jesus used the meal as a demonstration of his 

teaching. He urged his followers to include a wide 

variety of people in what he called the realm of God. And he encouraged them to be open to the insights and understandings that come from honest and respectful dialogue among those who seek a worthy way of life. We are here to carry on this tradition of seeking for truth and recognizing goodness wherever they may be found. To this end, everyone is invited and encouraged to share in this symbolic meal.       

All: We embody the Spirit of Life and Love when we gather around this table and pledge ourselves anew to each other and the remaking of the world. 

Communion Song

Word About Life - II Corinthians 9: 6-15

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap 

sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap 

bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not regretfully or under compulsion, for God loves a 

cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every 

blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of 

everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written,

“He scatters abroad; he gives to the poor;

  his righteousness endures forever.”

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us, for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your partnership with them and with all others, while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Words for Mission

One: Here and now: on the sixth day of the eleventh month, God blesses us all to be prophets. We can use this blessing to lift people’s spirits and stir people’s courage.

All: We leave this place, confident that God’s Spirit abides within us, and that we need not fear, for God fills this house with splendor looking out of every face.

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.

Sending Forth Song ~ "Peace Prayer"

Spirit, make me a means of your peace.

Where there’s hatred grown, let me sow your love.

Where there’s injury, God, let forgiveness be my sword. 

Spirit make me a means of your peace.


Our time together continues! For those who appreciate further discussion, Sermon Reboot is happening in the Narthex. Stretch your legs, have a sip of water, and join us in the family seating area or stay on Zoom.