Hybrid Worship
3 October 2021 - World Communion Day
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. While we love our mountain campus, we're also excited to be "breaking out" by using technology to share our core values of justice, inclusion, and spirituality.

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! Our topic for October is "Wading Into Theology," informed by Elizabeth Johnson's Quest for the Living God. This week, our topic is "God Acting Womanish," an expansive and specifically anti-racist expression of feminist theology. 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 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.

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Invitation to Worship
One: Dear friends, the Spirit of Life gives life to the world!
All: Life that never ends!
One: Here and now the abundance of God feeds the world!
All: Plenty for all, enough for today!
One: Come to the table of justice and joy!
All: No one will be turned away! No neighbor in need will go wanting!
One: Let praise go up to God our Life and Love!
All: From every creature on God’s good earth!

Singing Our Faith - "For Everyone Born"

Opening Prayer

Meditation - The Wisdom of Autumn
The Wisdom of Autumn is the experienced matron, the provider and nurturer of children and community. She knows that the season calls for hard work.

Celebrations and Prayer Concerns

Celebration Song - "Celebrate / Be True"
Perceiving and Responding
Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Response
"Those Who Wait On the Lord"

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 ~ Ken Heintzelman


Prayer for Communion
Holy One, we lift up our siblings around the world. We have heard their cries for justice and peace as they face the challenges of human rights abuses, damage to creation, natural disasters, and COVID-19.

Sending Forth Song - "Partners in Creation"

Sending Forth
One: The riches of God's gracious love have been entrusted to us.  
All: It is a love that cannot and will not be hoarded.
One: Through the giving of ourselves and our offerings we share the love of God and we are true to our values of inclusion, justice, and spirituality. 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 ~ "Be Thou My Vision"