Worshipping Together, in Different Places – An online worship experience on the third Sunday of Easter

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Welcome to worship for Sunday, April 26, 2020.

For worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.

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Gathering Song        Amazing Grace        Andrea Bocelli

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Acknowledgement of Land

(an act towards reconciliation)

For thousands of years, First Nations people have walked on this land; their relationship with the land is at the center of their lives and spirituality. We are gathered on the traditional territory of the Coastal Salish and Puyallup people, and we acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages.

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip. 
The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.

You can find all of the lectionary readings for Sunday, April 26, 2020 at this website:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//texts.php?id=41

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AFFIRMING

Song for Reflection and Offering        I Shall Not Walk Alone        Ben Harper

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Offering

We have a number of ways to participate and contribute when you are unable to attend worship in person:

You can make a one-time donation, or manage ongoing giving on our website at https://fccpuyallup.com/donate.

You may choose to use the GivePlus Mobile App.  Simply download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play, and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code: 98371.  Through the app you can also set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone.

Or, you may send checks via the Postal Service by mailing to: First Christian Church, P.O. Box 516, Puyallup, WA 98371.

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Sharing of the Peace

May the peace of the risen Christ be with you.

We encourage you to share a sign of peace and reconciliation with those who are near you.  Text a message of peace to a friend or loved one. 

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

Closing Benediction (adapted from William Sloane Coffin and H. Stephen Shoemaker.) 

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

May God give you grace never to sell yourself short,

grace to risk something big for something good,

grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything but truth,

and too small for anything but love.

So may God take your minds and think through them,

your lips and speak through them,

and your hearts and set them on fire.

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Closing Song        Forever Young        Pete Seeger

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Minister: Rev. Nancy Gowler; Elder: Bill Robey; Scripture: Kim Clark Piazza; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Linda O’Gwin; Special Music: Wayne Chan

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