LAKEWOOD UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
A Just Peace Church
An Open and Affirming Church
A Creation Justice Church
October 23, 2022
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE Colleen Coughenour, Liturgist
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle
Plato, 428/427 or 424/423- 348/347 BCE
PRELUDE Lord of the Dance Shaker Tune
* OPENING SENTENCES David Adam, 1936-2020
Open our eyes to your Presence
Open our minds to your grace
Open our lips to your praises
Open our hearts to your love
Open our lives to your healing
And be found among us.
* HYMN This is a day of New Beginnings (vs. 1-4) 417
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.
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 Mark Twain
* HYMN Bring Many Names 11
REFLECTION God Winks Sherry Santana
UNISON READING—– Daring to Dance Kathy Keay, d. 1994
Dancer of the universe
Take my hand
And dare me
To dance with you
Until I am
Out of breath
INTERLUDE Pavane Faure
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 Waltz in Ab Major Brahms
* Time of Dedication Ali, c. 600-661, Muslim
I will conceal the good that I have done to others, while
advertising the good that others have done to me. Amen
* PREPARATION FOR PRAYER Over My Head 514
MORNING PRAYERS- SAVIOR’S PRAYER
Our Creator in heaven, hallowed be your name, your
kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us
from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For
the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now
and forever. Amen.
* HYMN In the Bulb There is a Flower 433
*BENEDICTION Albert Einstein, 1955-1979
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a
miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
*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 Golliwogs Cakewalk Debussy