Knowing What

You Are Called


Order of Worship

9 June 2024

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Prelude ~

Shared by Kate Vincent

WELCOME to our journey to July Sabbath. Since the

founding of our congregation we have taken the

month of July to renew and refresh our community

and our spirits. Join us as we prepare for our sabbath

time and make us your chosen spiritual family.


Centering Affirmation: What would you do if you were not afraid?

Welcome and Announcements

Led by Pastor Ken

Opening Words

Led by Pastor Ken

One: Who are we and what are we called to do?

All: We are the sensitive and responsive ones called

to create a world where every person is radically

affirmed and barriers between people become

bridges of inclusion, justice, and spirituality.

Call to Worship

Led by Sue Stuart

One: Let the light fall bright and gentle on the


Let the cactus wrens sing their morning song.

And let God's people say...

All: Let it be so with us.

One: Let the tools be stored away

as we move toward July Sabbath.

Let the work be over and done.

And let God's people say...

All: Let it be so with us.

One: Let the sun rise up, the rain fall down, and

the flowers and vegetables grow.

All: Let our hearts be glad and minds be calm.

One: And let God's people say...

All: Let it be so with us.

Singing Our Faith

~ Companions On Our Journey

We are companions on our journey,

Breaking bread and sharing life.

In the love we bear is the hope we share

For we believe in the love of our God.

Yes, we believe in the love of our God.

1. No longer strangers to each other,

No longer strangers in God’s house,

We are blest and we are nourished,

By the love we all can share.


2. Although the journey may be rocky,

Although the way’s not always clear,

We will share God’s love a-plenty,

With all people far and near.



Opening Prayer

Shared by Pastor Ken

Being That Sensitive Part of Society


Led by Pastor Ken

This is our time to share the celebrations of our lives:

birthdays, anniversaries, words of kindness and works of

peace and justice.

Celebration Song

Led by Christine Kyhn

Celebrate your heart and your spirit.

Celebrate your life while you live it.

Even when it’s hard to do,

celebrate the best of you!

Celebrate your dreams and your visions.

Celebrate the love you’ve been given.

Cherish all that you’ve been through.

Celebrate the best of you!

Invitation to the Table

Led by Marilyn Rampley

One: Jesus has always been one to invite.

All: He said, “Drop your nets and follow me.”

One: He said, “Let the little children come.”

All: He said, “Stand up from your mat, you

are healed.”

One: Jesus has always been one to invite, and that

has not changed. So friends, you are invited

to this Table. Each and every one of us—with

our doubts, our fears, our scars, our joy, our

dreams, our hopes, our questions—we are

invited to God’s table.

All: And here we will be met. Here we will be

fed. Here we are given a taste of an

expansive life that is full to the brim with

love, inclusion, justice and intimacy with

Spirit. So come.

One: Come. All are invited. This Table is for you.

Communion Music~Let Us Break Bread

Shared by Christine Kyhn

Sharing the Bread and Cup

Come up the center aisle and return by way of the side

aisles. Take a piece of bread and dip it in the cup and eat

it. The bread in a separate cup is gluten-free. The

communion offering is for the Pastor’s Charitable Fund.

In response to our celebrations and the deep goodness of life, our offerings for the

celebration of life, in this place and beyond, shall now be



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Invitation to Give ~ A Gentle Presence

Shared by Sue Stuart by Chuck Lathop

For the church to call itself to work as Jesus did,

in poverty and under oppression,

is to seek an unaccustomed stance.

It is to be, stand, and operate from the point of view

of the world’s victims and losers.

It is to live and preach the power of love from the bottom up.

It is a falling down, a downward mobility, if you will,

into the commonality of human existence.

It is neither nice nor comfortable.

In addition, it is confrontational and conflictual.

Because of such a stance, the church, while it is committed

to and in the world, will also be at odds with the world ‘as it is’.

Such obedience to God will necessarily mean it will be

a minority phenomenon, a threat to any political or cultural status quo.

The ramifications are many,

the cost is high.

This is why we give.

Let us bring our offerings as a symbol of our work in this place and beyond.

Offerings and Offertory ~

Shared by Kate Vincent

Dedication of Our Offerings

Led by Sue Stuart

We bring these gifts to God and the world as an act

of our faith, as an act of our power, and an act of

justice believing that only love can heal and unite.

We know God’s work is being done through us. May

these gifts provide for the work that is being done

and for the work that is yet to be done. Amen

Word About Life ~

Shared by Pastor Ken

A child sounds the chime to help us enter into space with the Spirit for the purpose of focusing on the present moment.

The period of internal struggle between neurosis and health, with its upsets and anxieties, puts great demands on the patient. To deal with them the patient may and should use everything they have learned in therapy; much, however, depends on courage. The passive resistance to anxiety is certainly a manifestation of courage. Other manifestations of growing courage are a new readiness to express anger, an increased willingness to make choices, and the deliberate decision to throw one’s weight on the side of the healthy pattern. 

Neurosis and Treatment:  A Holistic Theory by Andras Angyal

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because he first loved us. Those who say, ‘I love God’, and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. (I John 4)

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Words For Mission

Led by Sue Stuart

One: Go in peace,

All: embraced by the light and warmth of

our gathering.

One: Go in love,

All: ready again to struggle on.

One: Go in beauty,

All: shining forth like a lamp for freedom.

One: These are the times!

All: We are the people!

One: All of Creation is blessed.

All: May we love all and serve all.

One: May God be with you.

All: And also with you.

One: Amen.

All: Amen.


Sending Forth Song ~ I'm Gonna Live

Led by Christine Kyhn

I’m gonna live so God can use me anytime, Lord,

and anywhere.

I’m gonna live so God can use me anytime, Lord,

and anywhere.

I’m gonna pray so God can use me anytime, Lord,

and anywhere.

I’m gonna pray so God can use me anytime, Lord,

and anywhere.

I’m gonna sing so God can use me anytime, Lord,

and anywhere.

I’m gonna sing so God can use me anytime, Lord,

and anywhere.

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