Sunday Worship Bulletin

For Sunday, 22 November 2020
Via Zoom • 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 849 5586 2656

Instructions for Zoom worship service
  • You can find the worship liturgy on our site or simply follow along with slides presented during the worship service
  • Please prepare a candle & lighter
  • Please mute your mics (if they’re unmuted) and wait for instructions on when to un-mute
  • We value interactive participation, but invite you to participate at the level at which you feel comfortable. For example, if you do not wish to join a breakout room, just send the pastors a message via Zoom private chat, email, or text. You can turn off your video as necessary!
  • Please check the chat boxes from time to time

Sermon series - image of lone tree with birds flying in sky with text overlaid, "Transformed Lives"

Light a candle

We want to mark this time & space as sacred. If you have young kids, you can forgo this portion or blow out the candle as necessary.

Confession of Faith

A New Creed
from the United Church of Canada

We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.

We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.

We trust in God. 

We are called to be the Church:
    to celebrate God’s presence,
    to live with respect in Creation,
    to love and serve others,
    to seek justice and resist evil,
    to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
       our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death,
    God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.

Family Praise

Led by Elle Kim

NextGen Message

Led by Pastor Jeya
Thank You, God
(p.186 in the Growing in God’s Love story Bible)

Bless Younger Children to Play

Led by Pastor Jeya

Prayer of Confession

God of all grace,
You offer us more than we could ever ask,
blessing us beyond compare.
You feed us with compassion,
hold us up with hope,
and clothe us with grace. 

You call us to love our neighbors,
but all too often,
we pay more attention to our own survival
than to the well-being of those around us.
We confess our sin and our need for You.
God, have mercy on us and forgive us.

— Moment of silent prayer & confession — 

Help us to be messengers
of humility, patience, and peace.
Bind us together with You and with one another
so that we may follow the risen Lord
who feeds us and holds us up,
in whose name we pray.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Jeya

Prayers of the People

We give thanks to the Lord who is good.
God’s love is everlasting.
We praise God with joy and thanksgiving,
for gifts great and small, seen and unseen.

We will take a couple of minutes to share in breakout rooms: ten things for which you’re grateful to God (try to be specific!). Please be ready to return to the main room and share by typing into the chat boxes.

We thank and praise You, God,
for all Your goodness to us.
[Prayers of gratitude from chat box]
We give thanks to the Lord who is good.
God’s love is everlasting.

Passing of the Peace


Please feel free to send a Zoom chat or text message to say, “The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you”

Worship Song

10,000 Reasons + Generous Giver
Led by the Kim Family

Scripture Reading

Sermon & Discussion
Transformed Lives • From Resentment to Gratitude

Led by Pastor Dan

Sermon title - Image of tree and birds with text overlaid, "Transformed Lives"
Sermon - Image of vineyard with text overlaid, "Matthew 20:15, Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?"
Sermon - Image of person with camera in car mirror with text overlaid, "Henri Nouwen (Spiritual Formation), We become aware that our identity does not depend on what we have accomplished or possess, that our productivity does not define us, and that our worth is not the same as our usefulness"
Sermon - Image of dark wave with text overlaid, "Henri Nouwen: Those of us who give our lives for loved ones, work hard, and have virtues that are praised sometimes are burdened by resentment in our hearts. Resentment is the curse of the faithful, the virtuous, the obedient, and the hardworking."
Sermon - Image of someone sharing a basket of tomatoes with text overlaid, "Douglas Hare: Why should such generosity be condemned as injustice? Those who worship such a God must imitate his generosity, not begrudge it."
Sermon - Image of people leaping with text overlaid, "Henri Nouwen: Gratitude is at the heart of celebration and ministry"
Sermon - Image of dance steps with text overlaid, "Henri Nouwen: All is grace"


Updates in our life together this week

Announcement - Image of produce and Lake Miramar with text overlaid, "12 Months of Blessing: Turkey Trot today at 1:00 pm at Lake Miramar. Please bring donations for our food pantry pilot project!"
Announcement - image of Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church with text overlaid, "Christmas Sunday: We will Celebrate Christmas Sunday with a socially-distanced, outdoor, in-person gathering on 12/20 at 1:00 pm on the MSPC patio. Dress warm & bring your own chair as we celebrate Jesus together!"

Worship Song

Generous Giver + I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
Led by the Kim Family


Led by Pastor Dan

Fellowship and Conversation

We will hang out if you’re available!