Hybrid Worship ~ Ordinary Time
30 May 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
Adult Spiritual Formation - 10:00 am
Spiritual formation meets in person and on Zoom this week from the Multipurpose Room. Because of our upcoming congregational meeting (June 20 at 10:00 am), we have just a couple of weeks of formation programming before July Sabbath. This week and next we have a study of Romans, chapter 8. When we study scripture, we begin with a look at context, setting, and authorship. Everyone is welcome; everyone can contribute!


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 - Sanctuary
Words and Music by Carrie Newcomer

Call to Worship
One: A sense of Creativity is among us... in the changing of the seasons.
All: A time of productivity and work draws to a close; A time of rest and re-creation is on the horizon.
One: Let the rising temperatures of the desert summer speak quiet words to our innermost selves. Let the symbols of this sacred place - cross, wedgeblade, cup - bring strength and courage to our minds and to our hearts.
All: In the silence of our centering prayer, we will look inward. Grant us, O Spirit, a sense of gratitude for all the gifts that are ours.

Centering Silence - Karen Richter

Singing Our Faith

Reading a Word About Life - Luke 5:12-15
12 Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.” 13 Then Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do choose. Be made clean.” Immediately the leprosy left him. 14 And he ordered him to tell no one. “Go,” he said, “and show yourself to the priest, and, as Moses commanded, make an offering for your cleansing, for a testimony to them.” 15 But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. 16 But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray.

Sabbath Poetry for Preparation and Intention Setting
If you are attending in person, your bulletin includes an insert with this week's poem, Sabbath V by Wendell Berry. 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.

Sharing Celebrations and Prayer Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response Song - Listening Now        
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Grundy
Balancing Word and Deed
Celebrating Communion and Community
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Invitation to the Table
One: Like a sower, the Source of Life scatters, and gives growth.
All: The Source of Life scatters life about the planet.
One: Like a shepherd, the Source of Life gathers.
All: ... gathers people in families.
One: ... gathers people in communities.
All: ... gathers people together in every place.
One: The Source of Life and Love gathers us around this table to remind ourselves, across the bounds of language or nation, across the bounds of tradition or custom, that such gatherings renew us, restore our faith. As we share this bread and juice today, let us be mindful of how a simple act of sharing connects us to so much more.

Prayer for Communion
Spirit of Life and Love, as we anticipate the taking of this bread and cup, we give thanks for all the influences in our lives that have helped us grow and called us together into families and communities. We give thanks for the Spirit of New Life active in our lives and active in the world just as it was in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Amen. 

Words for Mission
One: Our attention has been grabbed. May it remain so, even as we prepare for a time of Sabbath.
All: May we be seized with the goodness of life as it is, so much so that we might be filled with new passion, new peace, new strength for the journey that lies ahead!
One: The way of Jesus is not without its risks. May we be ready. 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!

Postlude - Let Peace Begin With Me
~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:

Are we conditioned to think “being productive” has greater value than rest, play, and time off? Does each have its own value or must we attach a unique “productivity” to each for them to have value?