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.