Bulletin 10.16.22


A Just Peace Church

An Open and Affirming Church

A Creation Justice Church

10:30 am

October 16, 2022


LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE        Sally Purvis, Liturgist

If we have no peace

It is because we have

forgotten that we

belong to each other.

                                    Mother Teresa, 1910-1997

PRELUDE         Willow                    HKJ          

* OPENING SENTENCES    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

                                                      also known as Lady Gaga, B. 1986


It does not mean to be in a place

where there is no noise, trouble

or hard work. It means to be in

the midst of those things and still

be calm in your heart.

* HYMN     Peace I leave with you, My Friends       249


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.

                                Philippians 4:4-9

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                         Glennon Doyle b. 1976

* HYMN                  In All Our Living                                 499

REFLECTION    Don’t be anxious? You’re kidding, Right?    

Jim Andrews

UNISON PRAYER                        The Dalai Lama b. 1935

            World peace begins with inner Peace.                         

INTERLUDE          Tom Thumb                       Ravel


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      What a Wonderful World      Weiss & Thiel  

            * Time of Dedication

From Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

God, turn our praises into hands that clothe the naked, arms that comfort the afflicted, tables that host the stranger, and shoulders that support the weary so that your name may be praised by those who live and die with their back against the wall. Amen.

* PREPARATION FOR PRAYER   I’ve Got Peace Like a River   478


                 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.    


* HYMN      I Will Trust in the Lord       416

*BENEDICTION           Iona Worship Book, adapted

            For the peace we are promised

            which the world cant destroy,

            Thanks be the 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   The Lions Sleeps Tonight    Weiss, Creatore & Peretti


Member Update:  Its with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Ms. Jen DeGroot. Updates on services etc. will be released as received. Please keep the family in your prayers during this time of mourning.

New Time for Weekly Labyrinth Walk: In August, labyrinth walks will return to Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Many thanks!

Gratitude is expressed to Sally Purvis and Jim Andrews for leading worship this morning.  Your ministry is a blessing!

Covid Supplies:  There is a table set up in the back of the sanctuary with masksand sanitizer. These supplies have been donated to the church.Please take what you can use. Thank you!

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.

Rev. Wells Away: Kim will be on sabbatical for the months of September and October walking the Camino De Santiago in Spain. For pastoral care please contact Patti Cooksey at the information below.

Patti Cooksey: Email- cooksepa@eckerd.edu

Family Promise: Family promise, a program to empower houseless families, is reopening and is in need of Volunteers. Please see the weekly update on the church website for more information.  

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

Circle of Concern: Family from Colombia Erik Johnson, Christie Martin, Barbara Donahue,Tony Larson, Ann Quinn who is under Hospice Care, William Owen-Cowan, Carolyn Moore, Maggie Brizendine, Janet Hall, Yoko Nogami, 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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