23 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 - 10 o'clock in the Narthex (note this week's change in location). It's a fantastic week in the church calendar, with lots of opportunities for metaphor and exploration. We dive into Pentecost this week at 10 am and everyone is welcome! We are all teachers; we are all learners.


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, please 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 - No Matter Who

Call to Worship
One: What are we doing here? Why do we gather?
All: We remind ourselves how we are related to one another and to the world. We celebrate that relatedness. We are invited to creative transformation, to new lenses with which to see our experiences. 
One: Yes! We reaffirm, week after week, our living in this world. We respond, week after week, with awe and gratitude. 
All: We celebrate this day the primal elements: Water! Earth! Air! Fire!
One: Each one offering gifts. Each one nurturing life in a particular way.

Zoom worshipper voice: Water: nurturer of life, sustainer of growth, basic to every living thing;
In-person voice: Earth: where every seedling takes root; the ground of our being, our home and point of outlook;
Zoom worshipper voice: Air: in every breath we acknowledge the atmosphere, the elixir of our existence;
In-person voice: Fire: thwarter of cold, light against the darkness, symbol of the burning human spirit. 
All: These signify the larger unity of all life and the glory of creation wherein our spirits are embraced.

Centering Silence

Singing Our Faith - She Flies On

Opening Prayer

Reading a Word About Life - Isaiah 11:1-2
A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
  and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
  the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
  the spirit of counsel and might,
  the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
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.

Reading Celebrations and Prayer Concerns with Music

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response Song - Listening Now        
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Grundy
Balancing Word and Deed
Exploring the Gifts of Pentecost
Choosing Gifts
Blessing Gifts
The Story of Pentecost

Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission
One: The spirit grants gifts to all people. May the gifts of Pentecost help us speak to one another with love and understanding.
All: Our community breathes in the spirit of freedom and creativity, announced by the community of believers from long ago, proclaimed anew by us today. 
One: We see in one another the bright flame of God’s Spirit. We speak the different languages of our unique experiences and yet are understood and accepted.
All: The Pentecost flame is alive! The wind of the Spirit is dancing, moving, struggling, rising and calling to us.
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!

Postlude - Pass It On
~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 Narthex (new location for this week!) to meet up with Zoom congregants for this time together in community immediately following worship. Here is today's question:

What gift did you choose? How will you use it?