Bulletin 6.19.22

                                                         LAKEWOOD UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

A Just Peace Church

An Open and Affirming Church

A Creation Justice Church

10:30 a.m.

June 19, 2022


LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                                               Sherry Santana, liturgist

           I give amity to all, and enmity to none.

            Know that violence is the root-cause of all

                miseries in the world.

            Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage.

            “Do not injure any living being.”

            This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable

                way of spiritual life.

            A weapon, however powerful it may be,

               can always be superseded by a superior weapon;

               however no weapon can

               be superior to non-violence and love.

                                                                          Jain prayer, India

PRELUDE                              Lotus Born                                                                HKJ


Iona Community, based on words attributed to St. Columba

 Christ draw near to us,

little people, trembling and most wretched,

rowing through the infinite storm of this age;

and bring us safely to the most beautiful haven of life.

*HYMN              Christ Is the Mountain of Horeb (Spanish or English)    45                               


One:  On this Father’s Day, let us lift up the names of men in our lives

who have fathered us and made manifest to us the power of Divine Love.

                              Naming of Fathers

    All:  May daughters prophesy justice and sons dream peace.

*HYMN                                      God Made from One Blood                                 427


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.

                                Luke 8: 26-39

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.

CONTEMPORARY READING             Listening                                       Brian Wren   

*HYMN                                       There Is a Balm is Gilead                                      553

SERMON                                             Go and Tell                            Rev. Kim P. Wells

RESPONSIVE READING                                                                   Iona Community

Leader:            Out of love comes celebration

People:                And God’s realm is among us:    

Left:                  Where peace is the means of making us one,

Right:               Where truth does not stumble and justice is done.

Leader:           Out of change comes possibility

People:                And God’s new creation is begun;

Left:                 Promise of splendour and signal of worth,

Right:               Source of all goodness, renewing the earth.

Leader:             Out of freedom comes responsibility

People:                And God calls us to discipleship;  

Left:                 In our compassion, making love known,

Right:                In our conviction, God’s power shown.

* HYMN                                            I’m So Glad, Jesus Lifted Me                         474


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                                         Let it Be                                       Beatles                

                *Time of Dedication                           David B. Noss  and John B. Noss

Goodness in any form has an all-conquering power to call forth a response of  the same kind. Amen.

*PREPARATION FOR PRAYER                  I Must Tell Jesus                                486


    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,
    Help us to resist evil and to do what is good.
    For we are yours, endowed with your power to make the world whole. Amen.

* HYMN                                      On River Jordan’s Banks I Stand                            598

* BENEDICTION                                                                         The Gospel of Thomas    

            Let her who seeks

                  Never cease striving

                  Until she finds

                  And when she finds

            She will be troubled

                  And when she has been troubled

                  She will be amazed

                  And she will reign over all.           

*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                                       Gate, Gate, Paragate                                          Trad

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


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 “de-clutter” 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!

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

Celebrate Outreach: Celebrate outreach has an ongoing need for men’s and women’s underwear. (Men’s Size’s 30,32,34 and Women’s size’s 5,6,7,8) Also in high demand socks of all kinds/ size’s both men and women. Other needed items 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, Sue Sherwood, Tony Larson, Mary Stokes Mims, George & Jane Diven, 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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