Bulletin 10.23.22


A Just Peace Church

An Open and Affirming Church

A Creation Justice Church

10:30 am

October 23, 2022


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

O God

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.

                                Matthew 14:13-21

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

            Lord God,

Dancer of the universe

Take my hand

And dare me

To dance with you

Until I am

Out of breath

And rejoicing

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


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

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