Hybrid Worship
March 27, 2022
Welcome to Worship! Whether you're joining by Zoom or in person, it's good to be together.

We'll continue to use the Zoom link that's connected to the button below.

Check out this "bulletin insert" for today's scripture and information about our worship theme, trauma related to the concepts of destiny and call.
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?

Dealing with our own and others'
trauma (whether related to religious experiences or something else) is an important skill. How do we listen skillfully and lovingly?
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, with a focus on the idea of individual destiny. 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.

Stay tuned to Shadow Rock news with Rock the Week, our Wednesday email newsletter.

Coming Together
One: Holy God, Holy Renewal, Holy Hope, we enter this season yearning for restoration and your comforting grace.
All: In this time of wilderness and reflection, we look with fresh eyes upon the relationships between ourselves and our neighbors. Renew our compassion!
One: Fill our weary souls with hope. Lead us on roads of renewal, and focus our minds as we ponder our callings in your realm. Amen.

Opening Prayer and Meditation

Singing Our Faith ~ "Gather Us In"

Here in this place a new light is streaming,
Now is the darkness vanished away,
See in this space our fears and our dreamings
Brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,
Gather us in, the blind and the lame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken;
We shall arise at the sound of our name.

We are the young, our lives are a myst’ry,
We are the old who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of hist’ry,
Called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in, the rich and the haughty.
Gather us in, the proud and the strong.
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly;
Give us the courage to enter the song.

Not in the dark of buildings confining,
Not in some heaven, light years away,
But here in this place, the new light is shining,
Now is the Kingdom, now is the day.
Gather us in and hold us forever.
Gather us in and make us your own;
Gather us in all peoples together,
Fire of love in our flesh and our bones.
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

The Prayer of Jesus, sung responsively
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. 

Offering and Invitation to Give
One: Even when our gifts become dormant, God our Divine Parent stirs our hearts, calling us to bring to life our gifts once again. What gifts may God be challenging us to revive? How can our generosity create equitable communities?
All: With gratitude, we celebrate the offerings we share with God, with one another and with this community today. May they enliven our spirits, building excitement around us, and creating a culture of giving. May the Spirit open us to new possibilities for all people. Amen.

Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission
One: May our spirits come alive in this season of Lent, with stronger bonds and with a spirit of reconciliation.
All: May we breathe with the Spirit, breathing in hope, peace, and encouragement. As we breathe out, may we embrace our neighbors and, in doing so, embrace Christ.
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 ~ "Every Time I Feel the Spirit"

Every time I feel the Spirit
moving in my heart I will pray.
Yes every time I feel the Spirit
moving in my heart I will pray.
Upon the mountain when my Lord spoke,
Out of God’s mouth came fire and smoke.
Looked all around me, it looked so fine,
Till I asked my Lord if all was mine.
The Jordan river is chilly and cold,
It chills the body but not the soul.
There is but one train upon this track;
It runs to heaven and then right back.