Hybrid Worship
June 19, 2022
Welcome to Worship. Whether you're joining us in person or online, you are welcome just as you are.
Spiritual Formation - 9:00 am
Adult Spiritual Formation
Everyone is invited to Adult Spiritual Formation at 9 o'clock, via Zoom or in person. Today we're screening a second episode ("Cross and Crescent") of the documentary series Africa's Great Civilizations. We'll gather in Smith Hall for the film and discussion. Because the projected video isn't easy to watch via Zoom, everyone is are invited to borrow the DVDs to view the film and join Zoom for the discussion.
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 ~ “No Matter Who”

No matter who, no matter what
No matter where you are on the journey of life.
You’re welcome, welcome here in this place.
No matter who, no matter what
No matter where you are on the journey of life
Accepted, welcomed by God’s grace.

For we are family, meant to be; Purposed for eternity
Born in love, from above; God’s community

And in diversity, unity, Harmony for all to see
Justice and equality; God’s community.

Welcome and Announcements

One: As a deer longs for flowing streams of water, our souls reach out to seek our God.
Many: Where is our God? In the cleansing of the rain, in the refreshing of a pool, in the predictability of a faucet.
One: With glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, our voices lift toward our God.
Many: Where is our God? In the melody of voices raised in concert, in the stillness of silence, in the cacophony of spontaneous praise.
One: As deep calls to deep, we come to worship the Living God.
Many: Where is our God? In the echoes of our prayers, in the reverence of bowed heads, in the hope of raised faces. The Holy One is with us.

Singing Our Faith ~ "Clothe Yourselves with Compassion"
We are the people of God; we are the people of God. 
We’re accepted and beloved,
and so we must clothe ourselves… 
With compassion, and kindness, humility, gentleness, 
and patience. 
And over all these things, over all these things, over all these things, put on love. (repeat)

Opening Prayer
Holy Wisdom, we hear you calling us to gather and to hope in your name. Ignite sacred courage in us to proclaim the good news of justice from the comfort of the sanctuary to the public witness of the city gates. Inspire a compelling vision of a gracious, beloved, and empowered community that propels us to confront inequities, challenge privilege, and participate in your creative work in our time. Renew our hope for humanity so that we might rejoice in this inhabited world and delight in our siblings. Amen.
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: The gifts of Creation come generously and abundantly. We hold, nurture, and amplify them as they are entrusted to our care. 
All: We respond faithfully to the Spirit’s invitation to generosity. Our giving is transformed into good news for the world.

Offering and Offertory ~ "Uma Familia"
Shared by the Cornerstone Chorale
Dedication of Our Offerings

God’s People are Cool (a video celebration)
"A Juneteenth Story"


Word About Life - Shared by Ken Heintzelman


Words for Mission
One: May peace accompany us this week as we confront lies with truth and fear with hope. May the Abiding Spirit strengthen each person in our community to stand in truth and hope. 
All: May the Living Water refresh us with new streams of justice. May Wisdom befriend us as we go out now into the world, encouraged and renewed. 
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