Bulletin 10.3.2021

GATHERING MUSIC                    Pues si vivimos                       Marty Haugen

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                                      Claire Stiles, liturgist

I believe in the equality of all,

rich and poor.

I believe in liberty.

I believe in humanity and that through it

we can create unity.

I believe in the love within each of us,

and in the home, happy and healthy.

I believe in the forgiveness of our sins.

I believe that with divine help

we will have the strength to establish

equality in society.

I believe in unity, the only way to achieve peace,

and I believe that together we can obtain justice. Amen.

Ayacucho youth group, Peru

PRELUDE                 Danza de la Rosa (Escenas Poeticas)      Enrique Granados

CALL TO WORSHIP                                           

Ernesto Cardenal, 1925-202 poet, priest, politician, Nicaragua

Lord, you beat in our hearts and are present

in every cell of our bodies,

all that we are leaps for delight,

wherever we go, we know we shall find you there.

MUSICAL REFLECTION      Rumores de la Caleta (Malagueña)       Isaac Albéniz

SCRIPTURE READING

Let us prepare ourselves for the word of God as it comes to us in the reading of Holy Scripture. Our hearts and minds are open.

Job 1:1-3, 2:1-13

For the word of God in scripture, for the word of God  among us, for the word of God within us. Thanks be to God.

MODERN READING- Deacon Samuel Francisco Rodriguez Cabrera, Cuba

SERMON                                                                                 Rev. Kim P. Wells

RESPONSIVE READING                                        Elena Huegel, Chile, adapted

I commit, God, to searching for;

The healing of my relationship with you.

The healing of my relationship with myself.

The healing of my relationship with others.

The healing of my relationship with all your creation.

SHALOM!

MUSICAL INTERLUDE   Danzas Españolas (Playera Op. 5, #5)   Enrique Granados

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Lakewood United Church of Christ, as part of the Church Universal is to:

  • Celebrate the presence and power of God in our lives & in our world.
  • Offer the hospitality and inclusive love of Christ to all people.
  • Work for God’s peace and justice throughout creation.

MORNING OFFERING and COMMUNION OFFERING

Morning offerings may be brought forward and placed in the plates on the altar.

Offertory         Danzas Españolas (Playera Op. 5, #1)   Enrique Granados

Prayer of Dedication                              Diocese of Juigalpa, Nicaragua

I give you thanks, Lord,

for my perfect arms

when so many have suffered mutilation.

For my perfect eyes

when so many cannot see.

For my voice that sings

when so many are reduced to silence.

For my hands that work

when so many beg.

O wondrous Lord,

to have a home, to return to it,

when there are so many brothers and sisters

who have nowhere to go.

To smile, to dream, to love,

when so many cry,

and so many hate each other.

Above all,

to have little to ask you for

and so much to thank you for. Amen!

PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION    Pescador de Hombres   Cesáreo Gabaráin

You are invited to write your prayer requests on the sheets provided in the bulletin and bring them forward and place them in the basket on the altar.  Please observe physical distancing.

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation

Communion Prayer- Savior’s Prayer

Eternal Spirit, Earth Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,

Source of all that is and that ever shall be,

Father and Mother of all people, Loving God in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!

The way of your justice be followed by all peoples of the world!

Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!

Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and

come on earth!

With the bread that we need for today, feed us.

In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.

In times of temptation and testing, strengthen us.

From trials too great to endure, spare us.

From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever.

Amen.

Blessing the Bread and Cup

Sharing the Meal

Giving Thanks

* BENEDICTION               Gerardo Oberman, Argentina, adapted

May the God of Life

be our guide on the road every day,

be our refuge in times of uncertainty,

and be our rest in times of fatigue.

May the God of Life

strengthen us when we feel weak,

comfort us when we feel sad,

and hug us when we feel alone.

May the God of Life,

who loves us and knows us,

cover us with the tenderness of a Mother.

Forever. Amen.

*POSTLUDE   Danza Española (Seis Danzas Españolas)  Isaac Albéniz

For the safety and comfort of all, please wear a mask. Thank you!

Circle of Concern:  Bill Parsons, Amayia Washignton, Dave Radens, Dana Cosper and family, William Owen-Cowan, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, Janet Hall, family and friends of Rev. Dr. Jim Prickett.

Announcements

Communion This is a Communion Sunday. We are using the prepackaged individualcommunion servings. Please know that everyone iswelcome to participate in communion. Young people are invited toparticipate at the discretion of the adult(s) who have brought them.The Communion Offering will be received. This offering is used to help people in the church and the community with basic needs such as rent and utility assistance, bus passes, prescriptions, etc. There has been heavy need for these funds. Please consider how you can help the community through this offering.

Facebook Live The 10:30 a.m. service is being streamed on Facebook Live.

Operation Attack OA also still needs donations of cereal, peanut butter, canned meat, fruit, vegetables and soup, dried beans, and mac/cheese.

Anti Racism Demonstrations to Resume The church will resume its witness against racism with weekly demonstrations along the sidewalk of 54th Ave. S.  Make your own sign or use one of the signs at the church.  Demonstrations will be held Sundays from 5:30-6 beginning Sunday October 3. In case of rain, the demonstration will not be held that week.  Know justice, know peace! This is an important way to inspire hope in the community and to work to create an anti-racist society

Lakewood United Church of Christ 2601 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

727-867-7961 lakewooducc@gmail.com Lakewooducc.org

On land originally inhabited by the Tocabaga

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