Bulletin 8/7/2022

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                          Colleen Coughenour, liturgist

Thank you, dear Oceans. Thank you, dear Mountains. Thank you, dear Earth. Thank you, dear Animals. Thank you, dear Plants. Thank you, dear Minerals. Thank you, dear Water. Thank you, dear Air. Thank you, dear Sun. Thank you, dear Planet Earth. May Peace Prevail on Earth.

Fuji Sanctuary Japan
In remembrance of the atomic bombings Aug. 6-9, 1945

PRELUDE                           The River’s Song                                     HKJ

* OPENING SENTENCES                                        Meister Eckhart, c.1260-1328

            Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.   

* HYMN                         Great Is Your Faithfulness                             423

SCRIPTURE READING

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.
          Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
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                                Gilda Radner, 1946-1989

from It’s Always Something

* HYMN                 God Moves in a Mysterious Way                               412              

SERMON                   Faith from a distance…           Rev. Ann Wynne-Phillips

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                                                            see insert

INTERLUDE                      Danzas Españolas #5                                     Granados

MISSION STATEMENT
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 OFFERING and COMMUNION OFFERING
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                                           Celebration                                    Løvland

* Words of Dedication                                                                                            Tracy

Sometimes love looks like small things. Gentle gestures rich with import. We give such things to one another at times without even realizing it. Tiny soul-saving acts.

* COMMUNION  HYMN                As the Grains of Wheat                              783         

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation

Communion Prayer- Savior’s Prayer                                 

Fathering and Mothering God, lover of us all, most holy one.
Help us to respond to you
To create what you want for us here on earth.
Give us today enough for our needs.
Forgive our weak and deliberate offenses,
Just as we must forgive others when they hurt us.
Help us to resist evil and to do what is good.
For we are yours, endowed with your power to make the
world whole. Amen.

Blessing the Bread and Cup

Sharing the Meal

Prayer of Thanksgiving

* HYMN                        We Are Often Tossed and Driven                          444

* 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                              Psalm 19                               Marcello

Circle of Concern: Family from Colombia,Tony Larson, Emily Bell, Ann Quinn who is under Hospice Care, William Owen-Cowan, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Maggie Brizendine, Janet Hall, Yoko Nogami, All those suffering from COVID-19 and all healthcare workers, Schools: Students, families, teachers, and staff.

   Announcements

Communion This is a Communion Sunday. We are using the prepackaged individualcommunion servings. Please know that everyone iswelcome to participate in communion. Young people are invited toparticipate at the discretion of the adult(s) who have brought them.

The Communion Offering will be received. This offering is used to help people in the church and the community with basic needs such as rent and utility assistance, bus passes, prescriptions, etc. There has been heavy need for these funds. Please consider how you can help the community through this offering.

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

Thank you! Gratitude is expressed to Rev. Ann Wynne-Phillips for preachingthis morning! Ann works in the Spiritual Care services ofSuncoast Hospice and she and Heather park their RV here at thechurch.

Rev. Wells Away Kim will be back from vacation on Friday Aug. 12. If pastoral careis needed while she is away, please contact Patti Cooksey or theChurch Office.

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.

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.

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

Bulletin 7/31/2022

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE                      Barbara Donohue,liturgist

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa, 1910-1997

PRELUDE                                    Prayer                            Humperdinck

* OPENING SENTENCES                                           from Psalm 85, adapted

Let us hear what God the Sovereign will speak,
for God will speak peace to the people.
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
God will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.               

* HYMN                                       De Colores                                                       402

SCRIPTURE LESSON
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 11:1-13
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.

One day Jesus was praying, and when he had finished, one of the disciples asked, “Rabbi, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say,

‘Abba God,
hallowed be your Name!
May your reign come.
Give us today
Tomorrow’s bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we too forgive everyone who sins against us;
and don’t let us be subjected to the Test.’”

Jesus said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, a neighbor, and you go to your neighbor at midnight and say, ‘Lend me three loaves of bread, because friends of mine on a journey have come to me, and I have nothing to set before them.’

“Then your neighbor says, ‘Leave me alone. The door is already locked and the children and I are in bed. I can’t get up to look after your needs.’ I tell you, though your neighbor will not get up to give you the bread out of friendship, your persistence will make your neighbor get up and give you as much as you need.

“That’s why I tell you, keep asking and you’ll receive; keep looking and you’ll find; keep knocking and the door will be opened to you. For whoever asks, receives; whoever seeks, finds; whoever knocks, is admitted. What parents among you will give a snake to their child when the child asks for a fish, or a scorpion when the child asks for an egg? If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children good things, how much more will our heavenly Abba give the Holy Spirit to those who ask?”

* HYMN                                   Seek Ye First                     see insert

PRAYER EXPERIENCE                                                                       Rev. Kim P. Wells

The Four-Stranded Garland of Martin Luther

Instruction – Thanksgiving – Confession – Guidance

CONTEMPORARY READING                                                       Annie Hillman

We look with uncertainty
Beyond the old choices for
Clear-cut answers
to a softer, more permeable aliveness
Which is every moment
At the brink of death;
For something new is being born in us
If we but let it.
We stand at a new doorway,
Awaiting that which comes . . .
Daring to be human creatures.
Vulnerable to the beauty of existence.
Learning to love.

INTERLUDE                                The Lord’s Prayer                   Malotte

MISSION STATEMENT
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 OFFERING
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                             Come Sunday                               Ellington                                   

* Time of Dedication                                                    trad. Irish blessing

As plentiful as the grass that grows,
Or the sand on the shore,
Or the dew on the lea,
So the blessings of Divine Grace
On every soul that was, that is, or will be. Amen!

* PREPARATION FOR PRAYER      Standing in the Need of Prayer        519

MORNING PRAYER – 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             Thuma Mina (Send Me, Lord) 5 verses          360

* BENEDICTION                              Teresa of Avila

*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                    I Saw the Light                       Williams             

Circle of Concern: Family from Colombia,Tony Larson, Emily Bell, Ann Quinn who is under Hospice Care, William Owen-Cowan, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Maggie Brizendine, Janet Hall, Yoko Nogami, All those suffering from COVID-19 and all healthcare workers, Schools: Students, families, teachers, and staff.

   Announcements

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

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.

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

Rev. Wells Away Kim will be away on vacation with family Aug. 2-12. If pastoralcare is needed, please contact Patti Cooksey. Next Sunday, Rev.Ann Wynn-Phillips will be preaching. Ann comes highlyrecommended by Victoria Long! Ann has served as a HospiceChaplain. She and spouse Heather park their RV here at thechurch!

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

Bulletin 7-17-22

A Creation Justice Church

10:30 am

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

SCRIPTURE LESSON

 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

MISSION STATEMENT

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 OFFERING

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.

   Announcements

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 lakewooducc@gmail.com Lakewooducc.org
On land originally inhabited by the Tocabaga 
LAKEWOOD UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
A Just Peace Church
 An Open and Affirming Church

Bulletin 7/3/2022

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE — Colleen Coughenour, liturgist

When I think about the battle, what comes to mind is that all those people, on both sides, had loved ones.

Hector Knowshisgun, Jr.
On the battle at Little Bighorn
Where his Cheyenne forebears fought with Custer, Seventh Cavalry

PRELUDE: Wendeyaho — Native American/arr. HKJ

*OPENING SENTENCES — Dakota Holy Song

O you people, be healed;
Life anew I bring to you.
O you people be healed;
Life anew I bring to you.
Through the Creator over all
do I offer healing.
Life anew I bring to you.

HYMN: Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior — 551

SCRIPTURE READING

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.

2 Kings 5:1-19a

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 READINGCaring for Mother Earth
Keeshenakwat Art Solomon, Canadian Ojibway Elder

*HYMN: Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works — 3

SERMON: Learning from Naaman — Rev. Kim P. Wells

UNISON PRAYER Ojibway (Canada) Prayer

Grandfather, Grandmother, look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation only the human family has strayed form the Sacred Way. We know that we are divided, and we are the ones who must come back together to walk in the Sacred Way. O God, the Sacred One, teach us love, compassion, and honor, that we may heal the earth and heal each other.

MUSIC: My Peace — Arlo & Woodie Guthrie

MISSION STATEMENT

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 OFFERING and COMMUNION OFFERING

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: Shenandoah — American folk/arr. HKJ

*Words of Dedication
Tadodaho, Chief Leon Shenandoah, 1915-1996, Onondaga

The most important thing is that each individual must treat all others, all the people who walk on Mother Earth, including every nationality, with kindness. That covers a lot of ground. It doesn’t apply only to my people. I must treat everyone I meet the same.

*PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION
This Is a Day of New Beginnings (v. 1-3, *) — 417

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation

Communion Prayer- Savior’s Prayer — Hattie C. Enos, Nez Perce

O Great Spirit, You are our Shepherd Chief in the most high place.
Whose home is everywhere, even beyond the stars and the moon.
Whatever You want done, let it also be done everywhere.
Give us Your gift of bread day by day.
Forgive our wrongs as we forgive those who wrong us.
Take us away from wrong doings. Free us from all evil.
For everything belongs to You.
Let Your power and glory shine forever. Amen.

Blessing the Bread and Cup
Sharing the Meal
Prayer of Thanksgiving
— Juanita Helphrey, 1941-2018

God is
     a cloud forming,
     an eagle soaring,
     a voice from the wilderness
     echoing through your ear.
Whispering, encouraging —
     keep going, seek My glory,
     don’t worry, I’ll keep
     your fears.

*HYMN: For the Healing of the Nations — 576

*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: Sweet Rivers — Southern Harmony/arr. HKJ

Circle of Concern: Tony Larson, Christopher and Dana, 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.

Announcements

Communion This is a Communion Sunday. We are using the prepackaged individual communion servings. Please know that everyone is welcome to participate in communion. Young people are invited to participate at the discretion of the adult(s) who have brought them. The Communion Offering will be received. This offering is used to help people in the church and the community with basic needs such as rent and utility assistance, bus passes, prescriptions, etc. There has been heavy need for these funds. Please consider how you can help the community through this offering.

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

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.
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

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
LAKEWOOD UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
A Just Peace Church
An Open and Affirming Church
A Creation Justice Church
10:30 am
July 3, 2022

Bulletin 6/26/2022

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIGHTING THE PEACE CANDLE         Barbara Donohue, liturgist

Let your soul lend its ear to every cry of pain
as a lotus bares its heart to drink the morning sun.
Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before
you yourself have wiped it from the sufferer’s eye.
But let each burning human tear fall on your heart
and there remain, nor ever brush it off
until the pain that caused it is removed.                     

Traditional Vedic Meditation

PRELUDE                                     If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee                   J.S. Bach

*OPENING READING                                      Vilayat Inayat Khan, 1916-2004

Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings
be burnt by the flame,
let your feet be lacerated by the thorns,
let your heart be stirred by human emotion,
and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.

*HYMN                                Praise to the Living God                           8                            

SCRIPTURE LESSONS

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.

           2 Kings 2:1-14 and Luke 9:51-62

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.

*HYMN             You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (English or Spanish)         173

SERMON                                                                                                     Rev. Kim P. Wells

RESPONSIVE READING                                       Kathy Galloway, contemporary

Our brother Jesus, you set our feet upon the way and sometimes
where you lead we do not like or understand.
Bless us with courage where the way is fraught with dread or
danger;
bless us with graceful meetings where the way is lonely;
bless us with good companions where the way demands a
common cause;
bless us with night vision where we travel in the dark, keen
hearing where we have not sight, to hear the reassuring
sounds of fellow travellers;
bless us with humour — we cannot travel lightly weighed
down with gravity;
bless us with humility to learn from those around us;
bless us with decisiveness where we must move with speed;
bless us with lazy moments, to stretch and rest and savour;
bless us with love, given and received;
and bless us with your presence, even when we know it in your
absence;
Lead us into exile,
until we find that on the road
is where you are,
and where you are is going home.
Bless us, lead us, love us, bring us home
bearing the Gospel of life.

* HYMN                                          The Summons                                                        see insert

MISSION STATEMENT
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 OFFERING
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                                    Prelude No. 19                             Shostakovich                

                *Time of Dedication                                   Henri J. M. Nouwen,  1932-1996

It is in community that we are tested and purified. It is in community that we learn what forgiveness and healing are all about. It is in community that we learn who our neighbor is. Community is the true school of love. Amen.

*PREPARATION FOR PRAYER        How Deep the Silence of the Soul          509

MORNING PRAYERS- SAVIOR’S PRAYER

 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. Amen.

* HYMN                             Called as Partners in Christ’s Service                            495

* BENEDICTION                                                                         Pueblo verse

Hold on to what is good
even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe
even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do
even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life
even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand
even when I have gone away from you.

*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                          Humoresque                                                   Dvořák

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

Circle Of Concern:  Christopher and Dana, Ann Quinn who is under Hospice Care, William Owen-Cowan, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Maggie Brizendine, Janet Hall, Tony Larson, Mary Stokes Mims, Yoko Nogami walking the Appalachian Trail.  All those suffering from COVID-19 and all healthcare workers, Schools: Students, families, teachers and staff.

Announcements

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

Voter Guide Recommended: Claire Stiles of LUCC has this to say about the recent Voter Guide published by Interfaith Power and Light: I just downloaded this Voter Guide for congregations for the 2022 elections. The information is a general perspective on issues that candidates may or may not be supporting, some of the environmental. To take a look at this free Voter Guide, see here: https://bit.ly/ipl-guide

LUCC Creation Justice Property Cleanup: Many thanks to those who helped with the property clean up yesterday. Your efforts are appreciated!

Operation Attack:  OA needs donations or cereal/oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta sauce, noodles, peanut butter, canned meat, fruit, soup and vegetables. Donations may be placed on the shelf in the hallway at church.

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