Virtual Worship for
January 23, 2022
Welcome to Zoom Worship! While we hope to offer in-person options for formation and worship again soon, it's good to be together in this way.
We've been asking the question, "What does life lived with God look like?" When we begin to articulate some answers, we can move toward what comes next: What can our life together look like?
Order of Worship
Adult Spiritual Formation - 9:00 am
You're invited to Spiritual Formation on Zoom. During Epiphany, we're looking at how the life of Jesus might answer our Epiphany question: 'What does life lived with God look like?'

Gathering Music - "How could anyone ever tell you?"
with Shaina Noll

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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Call to Worship
One: It is good to be alive! It is good to share life with each other in this wonder-filled and evolving universe.
All: We are most grateful. May wisdom dawn in us so we may see all things in clarity.

Opening Prayer and Meditation ~ Karen Richter

Singing Our Faith ~ "It's a Brand New Day," shared by Forrest and Carol
Celebrations and Prayer Requests
This is our time to share the celebrations of our lives: birthdays,
anniversaries, words of kindness and works of peace and justice.

Celebration Song ~ "True Colors," shared by Travis

Pastoral Prayer

Giving and Stewardship

Offertory ~ "No Matter Who," shared by Forrest and Carol
Word About Life ~ Luke 4: 14-21

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
  because he has anointed me
    to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
  and recovery of sight to the blind,
    to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 

Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission
One: May we go as far as our courage takes us, for we cannot go beyond the reach of God.
All: May we care as lavishly as we are able, for we cannot exhaust the love of God.
One: We will keep journeying together, strengthened by bonds of community. 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.