Join us for Adult Spiritual Formation by Zoom at 9:00 am or show up in the Shadow Rock Multipurpose Room! Today we're starting a series highlighting the words and wisdom of women in scripture, beginning with Sarah and Hagar. Everyone is welcome - come prepared for challenges and surprises, experience and growth.
Greeting and Announcements
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Get ready to share celebrations and prayer requests. Zoom worshipers can use the chat function anytime. All congregants can text Pastor Ken at 480-263-3308. In-person worshipers can also write a card with their celebration or prayer concern.
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Invitation to Worship -
based on Psalm 137, a Psalm of exile
One: By the waters of Babylon, there we wept when we remembered.
Many: By the waters of the kitchen sink, there we wept. And on the living room couch, and in the empty school room, and beside the makeshift dining room table office.
One: How could we sing God’s song in a strange land?
Many: How could we sing God’s song over Zoom?
One: By the waters of Babylon, there we wept when we remembered. We remembered that ancient rhythm of separation and homecoming,
Many: Exile and return, Going out and coming in.
One: You who are by the waters of Babylon: Come!
Many: From kitchens and home offices, sidewalks and parking lots, we come!
One: Those who are new to our fellowship and those who are old friends: Come!
Many: By car and by computer, we come!
One: God goes with every exile; God rejoices with every return.
Many: In Babylon and Jerusalem, in strange lands and familiar rooms...
One: In sanctuaries and on screens, in pews or chairs, couches or recliners, let us worship.
Musical Call to Worship - Companions on Our Journey
The Wanting Place
Prayer for Opening and Closing
Closing our meditation time and moving into worship
Celebrations and Prayer Concerns