Adult Spiritual Formation - 10:00 am
Spiritual formation meets in person and on Zoom this week - in our regular location in the Multipurpose Room. Because it's a holiday weekend for so many folks, we're keeping it light with an exploration of #progressivechristianity on TikTok, highlighting the Southwest Conference's own Pastor Sarah TevisTownes (Church of the Good Shepherd in Albuquerque). 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, 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 - Hymn of Promise
Call to Worship
One: Come into this house we share as one family, shared with one another, shared with the hope of all people, and shared with the living God, known to us in many ways. Let us gather in the wonder and mystery that life offers us.
People: We have come as one family because we feel led to be here in this place and in this way.
One: We describe the mystery of Spirit in ways that echo our call to beloved community: Parent, Child, Encourager; Maker, Lover, Keeper; Giver, Gift, and Spirit.
People: Our hope is that in this time of worship and learning, we might embrace what lies beyond our imagination and understanding.
Centering Silence - Karen Richter
Singing Our Faith - I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry
Celebrating Memorial Day
Remembering family Memorial Day traditions - Cindy Gattorna
Reading a Word About Life - UCC Statement of Faith
We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to your deeds we testify:
You call the worlds into being, create persons in your own image, and set before each one the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin. You judge people and nations by your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, you have come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
You call us into your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust you forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto you. Amen.