Worship for November 8, 2020
We’ve returned to Zoom worship this week, still grateful for technology, still grateful for one another. 

Be safe and at ease, Shadow Rockers. And, stay tuned.
“Here I Am” Prayer
  • Resolve to spend 5 minutes or more in prayer.
  • Be comfortably seated and say to yourself, “Here I am, seated, doing nothing.”
  • Notice your body :: where it touches air, where it touches your chair, where it touches the floor. Relax and notice all body sensations. 
  • Notice your surroundings without judgment, noting the presence of objects, other people, and animals.
  • Continue to relax and say to yourself, “Here I am, in the presence of Spirit.”
~adapted with gratitude from Teresa Blythe in 50 Ways to Pray
We Covenant One With Another
Adult Spiritual Formation - 10:00 am
In November, we’re talking about creative prayer practices. If you’re thinking, “I'm just don't understand prayer,” you’re in good company! We’ll be gentle with each other and recognize our gifts and our limitations; we’re right where we need to be. Today, our practice is connecting with others.

Transition Music

Musical Call to Worship - 11:00 am
"Many Gifts, One Spirit" ~ shared by Forrest and Carol

Welcome and Announcements ~ Pastor Ken
Shadow Rock Happenings This Week Include:
  • Turkey Trot: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on November 15. This event helps us get into a thankful state of mind.
  • Flu Vaccine Clinic: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on November 16. Stay safe and well!
  • Stewardship: Like so many things, stewardship looks different this year. Yet our connection and care for one another is constant.

Opening Prayer ~ Karen Richter
Perceiving and Responding
Stewardship Moment
Your financial support of our community continues to be important and appreciated. The needs of our own congregation and the needs of our beloved neighbors are growing and changing. Our financial officer Heidi has been on vacation this week, but you can re-visit last week's giving update.

Celebrations, Prayer Requests and Pastoral Prayer
We share news of our lives, birthdays, concerns, celebrations, and moments of grace and service.
  • We join the Spencer Family in celebrating Eleanor’s 5th birthday.
  • Shadow Rock friends Judy Schwiebert (Arizona State House) and Jenni Bayardi (Washington Elementary School Board) made successful bids for public office this week. Our values are at work in the world!

Celebration Song
Carrie Newcomer’s "Lean in Toward the Light"
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman
"Our Ultimate Cares"

Introduction to Breakout Rooms and Sending Forth Blessing ~ Karen Richter
How are you doing today? You’re invited to use today’s breakout room time to talk, connect, and listen.

Words for Mission ~ Pastor Ken
One: We continue to show up in ways that support our own and others’ flourishing. 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 Music - "America the Beautiful 2020"