A Creation Justice Church
July 17, 2022
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE Sherry Santana,liturgist
I can never teach your children everything they need to know. But I can teach them to be curious and discontent.
Marva Nettles Collins, 1936-2015
Quoted in I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America
PRELUDE Love Is Like a Butterfly Dolly Parton
* OPENING SENTENCES – The Eighth Song Dorothy Hanson Brown, 1915 – 2018
Yours are these stars that spark and burn and streak across the sky; yours, this spectral moon that mesmerizes field and meadow, speaks with field-mice. Who am I that I am rooted here in wonder? that something in me dares to make reply? I want to raise the window, wake the world, shout until the housetops answer – God is alive, alive, alive!
* HYMN Praise to the Living God 8
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 10:38-42 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 Rosa Parks, 1931-2005
* HYMN God of Change and Glory 177
SERMON Rev. Kim P. Wells
RESPONSIVE READING Alla Bozarth Campbell
Bakerwoman God, I am your living bread. Strong, brown Bakerwoman God, I am your low soft and being-shaped loaf. I am your rising bread, well kneaded by some divine and knotty pair of knuckles, by your warm, earth hands. I am bread well kneaded. Put me in your fire, Bakerwoman God, put me in your warm, bright fire. I am warm, warm as you from fire. I am white and gold, soft and hard, brown and round. I am so warm from fire. Break me, Bakerwoman God. I am broken under your caring Word. Bakerwoman God, remake me.
INTERLUDE The Lady of Shalott Loreena McKennitt
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 Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton
* Words of Dedication Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, adapted
The fruit of prayer is faith. And the fruit of faith is love. And the fruit of love is service. Jesus went about doing good. And we are trying to imitate him now because I believe that God loves the world through us. Just as God sent Jesus to be God’s love, God’s presence in the world, so today God is sending us. Amen.
* PREPARATION FOR PRAYER Lead Us from Death to Life 581
MORNING PRAYER – SAVIOR’S PRAYER
Holy One, our only Home, hallowed be Your name. May your day dawn, your will be done, Here, as in heaven. Feed us today, and forgive us As we forgive each other. Do not forsake us at the test, But deliver us from evil. For the glory, the power, And the mercy are yours, now and forever. Amen.
* HYMN I Thank You, Jesus 41
* BENEDICTION *SUNG RESPONSE (please form a circle)
Weave, weave, weave us together; weave us together in unity and love. Weave, weave, weave us together; weave us together, together in love.
*POSTLUDE Lead Me, Guide Me Doris Akers
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 TODAY after church 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 shelf in hallway.
Toiletries for Celebrate Outreach Celebrate Outreach is a local ministry with people who are living without shelter in St. Petersburg. Needed: 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Lakewooducc.org On land originally inhabited by the Tocabaga LAKEWOOD UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST A Just Peace Church An Open and Affirming Church