Bulletin 7/10/2022


LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                                Barbara Donohue,liturgist

O God, scatterer of ignorance and darkness,
     grant me your strength.
May all beings regard me with the eye of a friend,
     and I all beings!
With the eye of a friend may each single being
     regard all others!

From the Yajurveda, an ancient Vedic Sanskrit text
primarily of prose mantras for worship rituals, 1200-800 BCE

PRELUDE               All Will Be Well when the Day Is Done                        Yarrow

* OPENING SENTENCES                                                                              Orthodox Liturgy

            Let all the earth bow to you and sing to you,
Let all sing your name Most High.                                

* HYMN                                    Sweet Sweet Spirit                                                    293


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.
         Colossians 1:1-14 and Luke 10:25-37
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                                            Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968
From “A Time to Break Silence,” Riverside Church, New York

* HYMN                 God, Speak to Me, That I May Speak                                      531               

SERMON                                          Surrender                                 Rev. Kim P. Wells

UNISON READING Floating Things                    

Dayalan Devanesen, Australia/India

Dust particles
In the morning sun;
Coloured leaves
Down to the ground;
Rainbowed bubbles
With the breeze
Are floating things.
Floating things are
Because they have
Submitted themselves
To a power
Greater than their own.
Take me Lord.
Make me
A floating thing.

MUSIC                                        Let It Go                    Anderson-Lopez & Lopez

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                                                        Turn, Turn                                             Seeger

* Words of Dedication                                                                                         Hong Kong

Pray for us, brothers and sisters in Christ, that we may not fail in the oil of comfort, the wine of justice, the involvement of the patient mule, and the generosity which, having given, promises more, until recovery is complete. Amen.


Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love                  498         


Our Creator, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever. Amen.

* HYMN                          I Sing a Song of the Saints of God                         295


*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                    With a Little Help from My Friends. Beatles

Circle of Concern: Tony Larson, Emily Bell, 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.


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

Advisors to meet Sunday July 17 after church The advisors will hold their monthly meeting Sunday, July 17th following morning worship. The meetings are open. Everyone is invited to attend. If there is something you would like the advisors to discuss, please speak with one of them: Lucille Ruga, Malcolm Wells, Christy Martin, Barbara Donohue.

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.

Toiletries for Celebrate Outreach Celebrate Outreach is a local ministry with people who are living without shelter in St. Petersburg. Celebration Outreach has an ongoing need for men’s and women’s underwear. (Men sizes 30, 32,34 and Women’s sizes 5,6, 7,8.) Also in high demand are socks of all kinds /sizes for both men & women.  Other needed items are Deodorant & disposable razors.

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

Voter Guide Recommended: The recent Voter Guide published by Interfaith Power and Light: offers a general perspective on issues that candidates may or may not be supporting, some of them environmental. To take a look at this free Voter Guide, see here: https://bit.ly/ipl-guide

Book Talk July 21 A monthly discussion about books. Whatever you are reading. Join in the fun – the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 on Zoom. Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2700683648

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

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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