Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 6th Sunday after Pentecost (B)

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Christ and His Disciples; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Rembrandt); 1634; Pen, ink, wash, chalk, gouache; 14 in x 18.8 in; Teylers Museum, Netherlands

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Welcome to Worship on the sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 4, 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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Scriptural Reflection        Plan        Mark 6:1-13        Dr. Paul Glass

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Acknowledgement of Land

(An act towards reconciliation)

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

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Gathering Song        All Are Welcome        The Beyond the Walls Choir

“Built of tears and cries and laughter,
Prayers of faith and songs of grace,
Let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:
All are welcome in this place.

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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
Introducing our pastoral candidate Rev. Sarah Almanza preaching:

To see the rest of today’s Moment of Wonder story, visit Story Time with Stella Joy, Not the Piano, Mrs. Medley!

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Response & Offering        In the Midst of New Dimensions (Ours the Journey)
        Westwood Hills Congregational Church

In the midst of new dimensions, in the face of changing ways,
who will lead the pilgrim peoples wandering in their separate ways?
God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar,
We your people, ours the journey now and ever more.

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Offering

There are a number of ways to contribute financially:

• Manage one-time or ongoing giving on our secure website: fccpuyallup.com/donate

Use our mobile app to set up one-time or automatic giving from your smartphone.  Download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play then search for “First Christian Church” using zip code 98371.

• Send checks by mail to:
First Christian Church of Puyallup
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
Rev. Sarah Almanza presiding at the communion table and benediction

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Closing Song        Impossible Until It’s Not        Carrie Newcomer

“There’s light in the night
From stars long gone
A half-formed thought becomes a song
We rise from our grief and go on
It happens all the time
It’s impossible, impossible, impossible,
until its not

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Postlude        A Tribute to All Nations: This Is My Song (Finlandia)
        Viking Chorus of St. Olaf College, Minnesota

“This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is,
Here are my hopes and dreams, my holy shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.”


Visiting Pastoral Candidate: Rev. Sarah Almanza; Elder: Kelli Kays & Ric Rose; Scripture: Jay Isch; Moment of Wonder:  Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Gretchen Mertes

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