Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)

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Jacob’s Dream; Giovan Francesco Penni; 1516-19; Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white, over black chalk, squared for transfer; 197 x 262 mm; British Museum, London

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Welcome to worship on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

During this time of 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        Lo, I Am With You        John L. Bell & Wild Goose Worship Group Choir

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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, July 19, 2020 here:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=151

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Welcome · Lighting of Community Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Reflection and Offering        Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place       

The Woodlands UMC Chancel Choir

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Offering

There are a number of ways to contribute financially when we are unable to attend worship in person:

• Make a one-time donation or manage ongoing, automatic giving on our secure website page: https://fccpuyallup.com/donate

• Use our mobile app to set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone. Download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code, 98371.

• Send checks by mail: First Christian Church, P.O. Box 516, Puyallup, WA  98371.

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Stewardship Moment        The Three Feet Practice by Gregory C. Ellison II        Fetzer Institute

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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Prayers of the People · Communion · Communion reflection

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Benediction        Wendell Berry, excerpt from Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Practice Resurrection

So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute.
Give your approval to all you cannot understand.
Ask the questions that have no answers.
Put your faith in two inches of humus
that will build under the trees every thousand years.
Laugh.
Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
Practice resurrection.

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Closing Song      Go Light Your World      Fountainview Academy (High school in BC, Canada)    

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Guest Preacher: Rev. Adam Janes; Elders: Bill Robey & Terry Forslund; Scripture: Karen Ferguson; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: David Orth; Communion reflection: Wei Chan

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