Bulletin 6/12/22


LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                                  

Colleen Coughenour, Liturgist

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.                                       Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

PRELUDE                   Lord of the Dance                       Shaker

*OPENING READING                                  

Julian of Norwich, 1342- after 1416

God is everything that is good; 
All Life's pleasures and comforts are sacramental; 
they are God's hands touching us. 
The greatest honor we can give Almighty God 
is to live gladly because of the knowledge of Divine love.  

*HYMN                                   Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You   4

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.

Proverbs 8:1-4 and Psalm 8 (page 624)

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.

*HYMN De Colores 402

SERMON Awe and Wonder Rev. Kim P. Wells

UNISON READING                             Basil Pennington, 1931-2005

There dwells within the source that at every moment brings us forth in creative love, brings us forth in the Divine Image, each of us, to be more beautiful than Michelangelo’s David, more serene than the Buddha, more joyful than the Dalai Lama, more loving than Mother Theresa, a unique image of the image, to bring to this small world of ours our own particular ray of healing light.

*HYMN                         God of Change and Glory               177

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 offerings may be brought forward and placed in the plates on the altar. 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. If you would like assistance, please turn to someone seated near you.

*OFFERTORY Anitra’s Dance Grieg

Time of Dedication                                             Christopher Logue 1926-2011, adapted  Come to the edge.  
We might fall.  
Come to the edge  
It's too high! 
And they came 
and were pushed  
and they flew..... 

*PREPARATION FOR PRAYER For the Fruit of All Creation 425


Fathering and Mothering God, Lover of us all, most holy one. Help us to respond to you. To create what you want for us here on earth. Give us today enough for our needs. Forgive our weak and deliberate offenses, just as we must forgive others when they hurt us. Help us resist evil and do what is good. For we are yours, endowed with your power to make the world whole. Amen

*HYMN I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry. 351

* BENEDICTION Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179, adapted

All celestial harmony 
is a mirror of divinity 
and humanity is a mirror 
of all the miracles of God

* SUNG RESPONSE (please form a circle) Rosemary Crow

Weave, weave, weave us together;
Weave us together in unity and love.
Weave, weave, weave us together,
Weave us together, together in love.

* POSTLUDE                            Golliwog’s Cakewalk Debussy                                                  


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

New Time for Weekly Labyrinth Walk For June and July, the weekly guided labyrinth walk will be on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. instead of Wednesdays. All are welcome!

LUCC Creation Justice Property Cleanup On Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 – 11:00am join us for a few hours to “declutter” and cleanup our beautiful Lakewood United Church of Christ grounds and to commune with nature and your fellow church members and friends! Wear work clothes, gloves, and a hat and apply sunscreen!  Fluids and snacks will be provided to sustain us!

Book Talk A monthly discussion every 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss what you have been reading and to hear what others have been reading.  It’s an informal gathering on Zoom.  A very enriching conversation.  All are welcome!  No book banning here!  Everything is open for discussion!   Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2700683648

Admin Office Job Later in the summer, Gabi will be moving to Gainesville.  So the church is in a transition office staff.

Operation Attack OA needs donations of cereal/oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned meat, fruit, soup, and vegetables. Donations may be placed on the shelf in the hallway at church.

Celebrate Outreach: Celebrate outreach has an ongoing need for men’s and women’s underwear. Men sizes 30, 32, 33, 34 and for Women size’s 5, 6, 7, 8. Also in high demand socks of all kinds and sizes both men and women. Other items needed are deodorant and disposable razors.

Circle of Concern: Christopher and Dana, Danielle Hintz, Ann Quinn who is under Hospice Care, William Owen-Cowan, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Maggie Brizendine, Janet Hall, Yoko Nogami walking the Appalachian Trail, All those suffering from COVID-19 and all healthcare workers, Schools: Students, families, teachers and staff.

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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