Sunday Service: March 22nd

In this time of physically distancing, we are drawing closer together in Spirit, prayer, worship, service and care for one another. We hope you’ll join us online!

10am – Worship (We’ll gather on Zoom) – CLICK HERE

Some instructions:  If you’d like to join worship using video, click on the link above from your computer or phone, and you will be prompted to allow Zoom to use your camera and audio.  If you would prefer to call in on your phone like a conference call, you can dial 1-646-558-8656.  In case you need it, the Meeting ID number is: 757 503 699#. We’ll use the same link for Worship, Reception and Sunday School .

 

11am – Virtual Coffee Hour/Reception

11:30am – ZOOM Sunday School for Kids and Youth 

Kids and Youth are invited to use the same link as above for the Worship service, and join us for a 20-minute Sunday School gathering! YOU CAN ACCESS THE SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR THIS WEEK BY CLICKING HERE.

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If joining in worship by Zoom is not an option for you, we invite you to listen to this abridged service that will be available at 10:00 am on Sunday.   Please note that this is the same recording that will be viewed with those joining via Zoom.  So whether you worship by watching the video below or worship via zoom, we as a community will be engaging the same music, scripture and messages.  

Follow along with our Worship Bulletin below 

 

 


PRELUDE                       

WORDS OF WELCOME Rev. Stacy Swain


PRAYER FOR GOD’S GRACE (Together)
                                                           

Creator, Redeemer, Sustaining God. We ask your grace be upon us this day. We want to love you with our whole hearts and love our neighbors as ourselves, but sometimes find it hard to do so.  

So shine the light of your love into our lives, we pray. Guide us and renew us. Help us to more fully experience your grace so that we may be beacons of hope, sources of comfort, fonts of inspiration, and ambassadors of your love, in this beautiful but wounded world.  We pray all of this in the name of Love. Amen.

 ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE

 *THE GREETING OF PEACE 

Leader:  May God’s Peace be with you.
People:  And also with you.

 


CHILDREN’S TIME
                                                           Rev. Amy Clark Feldman

The Lord’s Prayer (Trespasses)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

NOTE:  After the Blessing, children would usually head to Sunday School.  This week, we invite families to try Sunday School At Home. For a lesson you can try at home, please CLICK HERE.

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS                                                                      

Psalm 89: 1-4

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
    with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
    your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to my servant David:
 ‘I will establish your descendants forever,
    and build your throne for all generations.’”

 

Mark 12: 28-34

One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?”  Jesus answered, “The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’  The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”  Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that “he is one, and besides him there is no other’; and “to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and “to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’—this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.

 

 

 


TIME OF PRAYER                                                                 
                                                                                    

Leader:   The Lord be with you.
People:   And with thy spirit.
Leader:   Let us begin our prayer in silence. 

Prayers of the People

 

 Pastoral Prayer


PRAYER RESPONSE
    “Jesus, Through These Forty Days”                        vs. 1 & 4


SERVICE OF SHARING                                                                         
        


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OFFERTORY MUSIC
        

 BENEDICTION                                                                                                 Rev. Stacy Swain  

Our Covenant

We, the members of the Union Church in Waban, true to our founding principle of being an inclusive church, covenant together to nourish and to sustain in our common life and practice a fully welcoming and affirming church for all persons. Welcoming all persons who seek to join with us in a commitment to love God and our neighbors, affirming the inclusive love of Jesus, we are open to all, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability or economic circumstance. We invite all to full participation in our worship, membership, leadership and life of this church.