Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

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Jesus as the Good Shepherd; mosaic; 5th c.; Galla Placidia Mausoleum, Ravenna, Italy.

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Welcome to Worship on Sunday, October 11, 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        Shine, Jesus, Shine        Graham Kendrick

“Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire”

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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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Scriptural Reflection        Matthew 22:1-14        The Wedding Banquet        Rain for Roots

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Prayer of Confession        Based on Psalm 23        Ministry Matters

Good Shepherd,
we take your care for granted.
In the midst of your many blessings,
we complain of not having enough.
In the presence of danger,
we fail to trust your abiding love.
When you set a table before us,
we turn aside from you.
Call us back into your care and
help us trust your caring presence,

that our actions may proclaim your truth.

(Silence is held)

Hear these words of good news:
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us
all the days of our lives.
God forgives our failures and
calls us back into the flock. 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, October 11, 2020 here:  https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=163

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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          To the Table        Zach Williams

“Hear the voice of love that’s calling
There’s a chair that waits for you”

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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        Table Benediction        WOTP

Go now in the joy that you have been included.
Included at the table.
Included at God’s table.
Included in our common life.
Included in the life of God;
in the life shared by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Go in the joy of knowing that you have been included
in the inner life of the God who is Love.
Go, find joy in telling others that they too are included!
Go, find joy in bringing all to God’s table!
Do not be afraid…
for God has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
You are included.

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Closing Song      I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me        YK Music Ministry

“I’m gonna pray so God can use me…
Anywhere, Lord, anytime.”

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Guest Preacher: Rev. Tamalyn Kralman (Bellingham); Elders: Terry Forslund & Kelli Kays; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer: Derek Olsen

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