Hybrid Worship ~ Father's Day
20 June 2021
Good Morning - Welcome to Worship!
Whether you are getting ready to come to the campus or you're preparing to participate via Zoom, you are loved. We are community-making creatures and we are grateful to be with one another.
We Covenant One With Another
Congregational Meeting - 10:00 am
We gather for our 2021 Congregational Meeting today at 10 o'clock in the Sanctuary person and on Zoom. Please review the agenda to prepare for the meeting; your participation is valued and appreciated! Spiritual Formation will return to the 10:00 am hour in September. If there are faith and spirituality subjects that you're curious about, email Karen to make suggestions for the Fall 2021 schedule.


Greeting and Announcements
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

The worship reservation form includes a space to share your celebrations and prayer concerns. You can also send an email. For in-the-moment celebrations, Zoom worshippers can unmute and share when invited to do so or use the chat function anytime. All congregants can text Pastor Ken at 480-263-3308. In-person worshippers can also write a card with their celebration or prayer concern.

Musical Call to Worship - He Did Not Have a Home

Call to Worship
One: We gather in community to rest from our labors, to greet our neighbors, and to open our being to insight and intuition of that greater reality of which we are a part.
All: May we find in our time together inspiration and renewal. May we touch the holy in each other and be touched by the graciousness of life.
One: May we find here a calm peacefulness that will carry us through the Sabbath that awaits us.  
All: Let us celebrate the richness and diversity of life.
One: Let us celebrate with song!

Singing Our Faith - Bring Many Names

Reading a Word About Life - Matthew 8:18
Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. A scribe then approached and said, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ Another of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’

Sabbath Poetry for Preparation and Intention Setting
If you are attending in person, your bulletin includes an insert with this week's poem, "The Gardener," by Mary Oliver. If you are attending via Zoom, you can download the insert here.
Perceiving and Responding
Stewardship Moment and Offertory
Thank you for the generous and faithful support for all the ministries of care for our campus, each other, and the world. Our ultimate stewardship is our care for each other.

You can see our financial update, "Heidi's Corner," at this link.

Sharing Celebrations and Prayer Concerns
  • Celebrating Fathers
  • Gratitude for Congregational Meeting participation

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response Song - Sanctuary        
Music and Lyrics by Carrie Newcomer
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman
"Sabbath Resting Without a Bed"

Sending Forth
One: Spirit of life, protect our shared stories.
All: May we learn to be guardians of memory.
One: Keep the flame of our shared stories alive as we rest and renew our souls.
All: Sabbath rest approaches, and we breathe in gratitude.
One: These are the times!
All: We are the people!
One: All Creation is blessed!
All:  May we love all and serve all!
One: Peace be with you.
All: And also with you.
One: Amen.
All: Amen!

~Community Continues~

Both in-person and online worshippers are invited to stick around for a discussion that includes responses to the sermon. In-person participants can head to the Multipurpose Room to meet up with Zoom congregants for this time together in community immediately following worship. Here is today's question:

It has come to our attention that we may live in our heads too much and miss connecting to people on an emotional level. Today's theme is "resting without a bed." It is intentional to elicit a sense of paradox, wonder, and awe. Does this work or is the critique on target?