Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

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The Gathering of the Manna; Bernardino Luini, 1520-1523; Fresco transferred to canvas; 198 x 182 cm; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

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Welcome to Worship on Sunday, September 27, 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        Amazing Grace       Rosemary Siemens

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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

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Prayer of Confession        by Thom M. Shuman

Forgive us, Presence of Peace.
Instead of grumblers,
may we be ambassadors of grace.
Instead of continual complaining,
may we carry compassion to the hurting.
Instead of whiners,
may we be workers with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior,
to reach out and bring the kingdom of God to everyone we meet.

(Silence is kept)

This is the good news: there is no ranking in God’s kingdom.
God graces everyone with the same gifts: mercy, restoration, new life.
God has kept the covenant. We have been forgiven, we have been made new people.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

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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, September 27, 2020 here:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=160

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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          Your Grace Is Enough        Matt Maher

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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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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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Prayers of the People · Communion

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Closing Benediction        Pandemic Benediction No. 3        Emily Swan & Ken Wilson

Be blessed by joy.
May you find moments of laughter and bliss
in the midst of suffering and distress.
May you cherish those times and may they sustain you.

Be blessed by the fruits of humility.
May your humble and sacrificial actions
be instrumental in preserving your community
and loving your neighbors.

Be blessed by peace
in the face of financial hardship and uncertainty.
May you know the faithful presence of the God who provides.

Go in peace.
Wash your hands.
Love your neighbors.
You are not alone.

Amen.

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Closing Song        They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love
        Boyd Family Singers, Riverside Church

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Guest Preacher: Rev. Doug Garner; Elders: Robin Crabb & Terry Forslund; Scripture: Jeanne Crabb; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer: Anastasia Peterson

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