Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 13th Sunday after Pentecost

 

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Moses and the Burning Bush; Dura Europos synagogue wall painting

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Welcome to Worship on Sunday, August 30, 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     Shout to the Lord        Darlene Zschech

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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, August 30, 2020 here:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=157

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Scriptural Reflection        Excerpt from Aurora Leigh (poem, 1864)

“Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A burning bush in the midst of rush hour in Washington D.C., 2017
World renowned violinist Joshua Bell plays incognito, dressed as a street musician.  Of the 1100 people who passed by during the 45 minutes that he flawlessly performed several of the most beautiful pieces of classical music ever written, how many people stopped and listened?  How many people “took off their shoes”?

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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      Be Thou My Vision        Celtic Worship

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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 to: First Christian Church, 623 9th Ave. SW, P.O. Box 516, Puyallup, WA  98371

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Stewardship Moment        Unknown Author        Wellesley Church

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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Closing Benediction       May the Peace of the Lord Christ Go with You
        
The Northumbrian Community        

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Closing Song        Do Something        Matthew West

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Guest Preacher: Rev. Amy LaCroix; Elders: Gretchen Mertes & Bill Robey; Scripture: Kelli Kays; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Nancy Freeman (Video clip: xxx)

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