Hybrid Worship
24 October 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! This morning marks a return to our fall series "Wading into Theology." Today's theme is pneumatology, the study of Spirit, especially the Spirit as enlivener. Everyone is welcome - come prepared to experience and evolve!


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
One: Enlivening Spirit, Ancient of Days, all our years belong to you.
All: Our endings are often your beginnings. Our dreamings are often your realities.
One: You affirm our past and give life to our future.
All: We marvel at life and strive to know its ways! May our time together further our quest for wisdom and truth.
One: Wondrous indeed is life, both individually and in community. We marvel, and we give thanks.

Singing Our Faith - Companions on a Journey

Meditation - Letting the Water Go Clear

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 - You'll Never Walk Alone

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.
Balancing Word and Deed
Word About Life for Today - Rev. Ken Heintzelman

Do you think that anyone who really has — God — could lose God, like a little stone? Don’t you think that one who holds — God — could only be lost by God? Why not think, rather, that God is the one who is coming, moving toward us from all Eternity, the final fruit of a tree whose leaves we are? What stops you from projecting God’s birth into times to come and from living your life like a painful and beautiful day in the story of an immense pregnancy? Don’t you see how everything that happens is ever again a new beginning? And couldn’t it be God’s beginning? For to begin, in itself, is already so beautiful.
~Rainer Rilke

Sending Forth
One:  May the love that gives to life its beauty and the reverence that gives to life its sacredness be strong in us this week.
All: May the purposes that give to life its deep significance, and the compassion alive among us be strong in us this week.
One: May these gifts lead us into ever deepening relationships with all of life. 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 - You'll Never Walk Alone