Sunday Worship Bulletin


For Sunday, 27 September 2020
Via Zoom • 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 880 5235 9349

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.
Amen.


Family Praise

You, You, You
Led by Elle Kim

NextGen Message

Led by Pastor Jeya


Bless Younger Children to Play

Led by Pastor Jeya



Prayer of Confession

Almighty God,
You love us, but we have not loved You.
You call, but we have not listened.
We have lived for ourselves, apart from You.
We have turned from our neighbors,
both near and far. 

In Your great mercy, forgive our sins
and free us from selfishness,
that we may choose Your will daily.
Set us free to serve You in the world
as agents of Your reconciling love
in and through Jesus Christ. 

— Moment of silent prayer & confession — 

Pour out Your Holy Spirit, O God,
that in Your light we may see light,
and in Your truth, find freedom.
Silence in us any voice but Your own,
that, hearing, we may also obey Your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Led by Pastor Jeya


Prayers of the People

Out of the depths, we cry to You, O Lord:
Hear our voice and answer our prayers.
Mighty and merciful God,
Lover of justice and equity,
You call us to support the suffering
and to honor all people.

Our help comes from You, O Lord,
You who made heaven and earth.
In the midst of grief, be our comfort.
In the face of uncertainty, be our Rock.
In the wake of sorrow, be our hope.

We are crying out for justice,
yearning for Your righteousness,
longing for the fullness of Your Shalom.
In this time of pandemic, racial injustice,
natural disaster, anxiety, and fear,
we pour out our prayers to You.

— Moment of silent prayer & intercession — 

By the power of Your Holy Spirit,
make us advocates for Your justice,
and instruments of Your peace,
so that all may be reconciled
in Your beloved community.
Replenish our strength, stir up our hope,
and fill us with peace that surpasses understanding;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. 

Passing of the Peace

Together

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

Trading My Sorrows
Led by the Kim Family



Scripture Reading

Sermon & Discussion
Transformed Lives

Led by Pastor Dan


Sermon title - Image of tree and birds with text overlaid, "Transformed Lives"
Sermon - Image of jar with lights with text overlaid, "2 Corinthians 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day"
Sermon - Image of person creating kintsugi with text overlaid, "Breakout rooms: Have you felt fragmented lately? We can't wait for outward things to settle down. Which inward practice of re-membering might be like gold repairing the cracks in your life?"

Announcements

Updates in our life together this week

Announcement - Images of firefighters and youth with text overlaid, "12 Months of Blessing: For September, we will partner with UrbanLife (creative education initiative at their farm) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (fund for wildfire relief)."


Worship Song

Let There Be Light
Led by the Kim Family

Benediction

Led by Pastor Dan




Fellowship and Conversation

We will hang out if you’re available!