Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
Welcome to Worship on the second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 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.
Acknowledgement of Land
(An act towards reconciliation)
GATHERING & EXPLORING
Gathering Song It Is Well With My Soul
The Nashville Singer Studio Community Virtual Cellphone Choir
“When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.”
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.
Welcome · Community Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon
Song for Reflection & Offering Love Your Neighbor Jamie Kimmett
“Come on Church, let’s change the game
Show the power in Jesus’ name
Love the lost and the hurtful too
Remember who is living in you“
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• Manage one-time or ongoing giving on our secure website: fccpuyallup.com/donate
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• Send checks by mail to:
First Christian Church of Puyallup
623 9th Ave. SW
P.O. Box 516
Puyallup, WA 98371
CELEBRATING & BLESSING
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.
Prayers of the People · Communion · Benediction
Closing Song They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
“We will work with each other, we will work side by side
And we’ll guard human dignity and save human lives
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love”
Interim Pastor: Ray Smith; Elder: Bill Robey; Scripture: MD Cieszynski; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Bonita Goatz