Worship for July 26, 2020

Embracing the World
Sabbath Embracing Storytime
The Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
We're spending some time in Sabbath appreciating the wonder of childhood. Thanks to the Spencer Family for letting us drop virtually into storytime. Who or what will we embrace in this season of Sabbath? Charlotte and Eleanor have some ideas.

Bonus Storytime: Librarian on the Roof by M. G. King
Sabbath Framing and Reflection
Embracing implies being very intentional about what we are doing. This means being very mindful of how and why we do what we do. What helps you foster this mindfulness?

Embracing the World is a particular challenge right now. We struggle to find hope and goodness in the midst of uncertainty. We may need to spend some time in stillness, breathing deeply, to allow Sabbath rest. That rest gives us the capacity for hope and healing.

We cannot offer anything to anyone if we do not first embrace it for ourselves. In what ways are you embracing the world in the midst of Sabbath? How will you offer that gift to others?
Call to Worship
Today we will consider many aspects of Sabbath Embracing—
Embracing with our hearts and minds, means making choices.
Embracing means making different choices from the ones we usually make.
Let us choose to embrace time over space.
We embrace giving instead of requiring.
We embrace our calling in life over our occupations.
We embrace the wholeness of God’s shalom 
over the fractured peacekeeping of human striving.
We embrace the world.
We embrace our place in the universe over our roles in society.
Our Sabbath Time is here!
We Celebrate With Music and Giving
We join the Richter family in celebrating Brendan's 18th birthday on July 30!

Special Music
Thanks Forrest and Carol for ' In Christ There Is No East or West .'
Spirit of Life, we pause to breathe in a sense of July Sabbath. As we settle, may we notice a spirit of gratitude and ease rising in our spirits. Gratitude and ease bring us to generosity. Bless our giving; bless our gifts.  Amen.

Your financial support of our community continues to be important and appreciated. Click here for Heidi’s Corner, our weekly financial update. 
The Word About Life For Today
Interview Series - "Revolution of the Soul"
Pastor Ken Interviews Tiffany Martinez
Revolution of the Soul is an interview series highlighting our core value of spirituality. This week, we hear from Tiffany Martinez about the intersections of spirituality and art.
Our Online Community Via Zoom
Coffee Chat Discussion and Fellowship at 11:00 am
Pastor Ken will be leading a conversation around Sabbath spirituality and embracing the world through our compassion and values. How is your July wrapping up this year?
Announcements and Reminders
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