Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 3rd Sunday of Easter (B)

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The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes (La multiplication des pains), James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 7 3/8 x 10 9/16 in. (18.7 x 26.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.134_PS1.jpg)

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Welcome to Worship on Earth Sunday, Easter 3B, April 18, 2021.

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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Seasonal reflection – Earth Sunday
        Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love        The Acapella Co.

“Creation is brimming with thankfulness,
the mountains, exultant they stand;
The seasons rejoice in your faithfulness,
all life is sustained by your hand.”

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Acknowledgement of Land

(An act towards reconciliation)

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Gathering Song        Come All You Thirsty      Jenny Wahlström

“Come, all you people
You oppressed and hurt
Who lost your dignity
And the value in this world”

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

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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.

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

Listen to One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Milway in its entirety

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Reflection & Offering      Break Thou the Bread of Life        Fountainview Academy

“Bless Thou the truth, dear Lord,
To me, to me,
As Thou didst bless the bread
By Galilee

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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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During this video clip you are invited to share the elements of communion which you have set aside for this worship time.  Bread, crackers, juice, wine, or water–all are signs of Christ’s abiding presence with us.

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Prayers of the People · Communion · Benediction

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Closing Song        Let Go, Let God        Jack Cassidy

“Your yoke is easy
Your burden is light
My daily bread and my daily delight
I’m learning to let go and let God
So I can be the real me

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Preacher: Pastor Ray Smith; Elder: Terry Forslund; Scripture: Sharol Cook; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Robin Crabb

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