Hybrid Worship
7 November 2021
Good Morning - Welcome to Hybrid Worship!

We're continuing with a single service at 10:15 am, in the sanctuary, on Zoom, and streaming live to YouTube. Our Covenant talks about being "intentionally pointed toward the future." Using technology to share our core values is part of that!

Whether you are getting ready to come to the campus or you're preparing to participate online, you are loved.
We Covenant One With Another
Spiritual Formation
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

Celebration Song
Perceiving and Responding
Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response -
Spirit, Fill Me

Stewardship Moment and Offertory
Thank you for your faithful support for Shadow Rock's ministries of care. Our ultimate stewardship is our care for each other.

Dedication of Our Offerings
One: Our gifts have been collected and are now presented in hope and thanksgiving.
All: We offer them for the good of our neighbors, our city, and our world. 
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life for Today - Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Communion and Communion Prayer

Sending Forth
One: The time for sending is here, for separation, for dispersal, for exile. It will not last forever; to return is our destiny.
Many: We will be together again, and the question then will be: what did you do with your time when we were apart?
One: May the Spirit, who goes with us as we love and serve,
be with you until we meet again. These are the times!
All: We are the people!
One: All of creation is blessed. 
All: May we love all and serve all. 
One: May God be with you. 
All: And also with you. 
One: Amen. 
All: Amen. 

Instrumental Postlude