Hybrid Worship
March 20, 2022
Welcome to Worship! Whether you're joining by Zoom or in person, it's good to be together.

We have a fresh and new Zoom link on the blue button below!

Check out this "bulletin insert" for today's scripture and information about our worship theme, trauma and fear-based theology.
Have we experienced or witnessed harm from faith communities? How do we respond in ways that promote healing and wholeness, for ourselves and for those journeying with us?

When we feel safe in community, we can bring our whole selves with us to church. A community of whole people can change the world!
Order of Worship
Adult Spiritual Formation - 9:00 am
You're invited to Spiritual Formation, in person in the Shadow Rock Multipurpose Room and on Zoom. All are welcome, and all of YOU is welcome! We are continuing our Lenten series this morning on church trauma and healing, with an emphasis on fear-based theology. This same content and discussion (with more reflection and quiet) is available Wednesday evenings in Lent at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

Worship Begins - 10:15 am


Welcome and Announcements ~ Pastor Ken
As worship begins, we pause to welcome and extend greetings to anyone visiting us this week! No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

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Coming Together
One: Author of abundance, God of change, we come into this hour with holy expectations. 
All: As we travel on our journey of transformation this Lenten season, we know that you are with us. You walk beside us. Your presence surrounds us. 
One: Help us to bear fruit as we walk this road. Remind us that you have prepared a feast for us when all can come and eat. 
All: Keep us forever in the path as we worship you in spirit and in truth. Amen.

Opening Prayer and Meditation

Singing Our Faith ~ "Walls Mark Our Boundaries"
Walls mark our bound’ries and keep us apart;
Walls keep the world from our eyes and our heart.
Tables are round, making room for one more,
Welcoming friends we had not known before.
So build us a table and tear down the wall!
Christ is our host. There is room for us all!

Walls make us sure who is in and who’s out
Walls keep us safe from all question and doubt,
But at a table in open exchange
New ties are formed as our lives rearrange.

Once we were strangers, divided, alone.
Hate and distrust built a wall stone by stone.
Now at a table the bread that we share,
Joins us to Christ in a circle of care.
Celebrations and Prayer Requests
This is our time to share our lives: 
celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, words of kindness and works of peace and justice. We also share our cares, concerns and vulnerabilities.

Pastoral Prayer

Celebration Song

Offering and Invitation to Give
One: As recipients of the generosity of God, let us share our generosity with each other and the community.
All: These gifts will help nurture caring relationships with our neighbors. May our gifts and the works of our bodies bear good fruit in the world.

Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission
One: As we go forth to bear good fruit, May God be with us in our hunger and in our fulfillment.
All: May the God of peace equip us with every good thing, that we might live more fully in the blessings of Creation! 
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 "Let There Be Peace on Earth"
Let there be peace on earth, 
and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth, 
the peace that was meant to be.
With God, our Creator, family all are we,
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, 
let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my joyous vow:
To take each moment and live each moment 
in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth, 
and let it begin with me.