Worshiping Together in Different Places–Online Worship on the eighth Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)

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Alessandro Allori; Saint Peter Walking on the Water; 1590s; Oil on copper; 47 x 40 cm;
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

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Welcome to worship on Sunday, July 26, 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        Sing Gently        Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6

17,572 singers from 129 countries virtually come together to sing gently. 
Featuring our own Wayne Chan… can you find him?

May we sing together, always.
May our voice be soft.
May our singing be music for others
and may it keep others aloft.

Sing gently, always.
Sing gently as one.

May we stand together, always.
May our voice be strong.
May we hear the singing and
May we always sing along.

Sing gently, always.
Sing gently as one.

– Eric Whitacre

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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 26, 2020 here:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=152

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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 & Offering        Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)        Lauren Daigle

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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 Seed      Aaron Tharp & Andy Matthews

Stewardship: the careful and responsible management
of something entrusted to one’s care

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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Prayers of the People · Communion

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Benediction        Colossians 3:15-17

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in one body, and be thankful.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,
with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another
with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through Him to God the Father.  Amen.

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Closing Song      The Times They Are A-Changin’      Bob Dylan

For best results, select the Closed Captioning [CC] option on the video

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Guest Preacher: Rev. Kerry Kesey; Opening song featuring: Wayne Chan; Elders: Bill Robey & Ric Rose; Scripture: Oliver Patterson; Moment of Wonder: Karrin Lewis; Prayers of the People: Gretchen Mertes

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