Trinity Sunday / Memorial Day
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 - 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.
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. To see our most recent financial update, Heidi's Corner, click here.

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
Word About Life for Today ~ Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Words for Mission
One: We have come together to share our deepest concerns, speaking and singing words of inspiration and hope. We have committed ourselves to do what we can to serve the planet and its people.
All: But these are just words. When our commitments become loving actions, this morning will indeed become a time of worship. May our encouragement of one another strengthen us for the work ahead.
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 - 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:

What are the most powerful and meaningful combinations of three in your life?