Gathering

Prelude
Scripture: Mark 2:23-28
Land Acknowledgment & Welcome
Announcements
Call to Worship (Based on “Come Away from Rush and Worry” by Marva J. Dawn):

Come away from rush and hurry,

Come away from deadlines and stress,

Come away from work and labor,

Come to the stillness of God’s peace.

In the pastures of God’s goodness,

In this place of prayer and praise,

In the presence of God’s people,

We come to rest our souls.

Gathering Hymn: “Come Away from Rush and Hurry” #9

Sharing Joys and Concerns
Congregational Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Listening
Hymn: “What a Fellowship/Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” #160

Scripture: Luke 13:10-17
Morning Message
Silent Reflection

Responding
Sharing
Kaufman Blessing: #962
Sabbatical Blessing

Leader: We hope you achieve your goals of progress on your writing projects, new worship ideas, and learning more in depth about conflict transformation. 

Congregation: We pray that your journey will bring you back to us refreshed and renewed.

Leader: May the Holy Spirit guide you and inform you with knowledge and Truth, guard and escort you through all trials, keep you blameless through your Faith in Christ, 

Congregation: And return you safely to the fold. 

Joanna: I also wish to leave you with my blessing, praying that you work together to strengthen the Body, keeping active in your Faith throughout my absence. I pray that for you and for Asia as your sabbatical coverage pastor, Christ will bring a season of hope and encouragement. May the peace that passeth all understanding guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

All: Together we lift our hearts and voices to God, entrusting each other to God’s Grace and guidance in our absence from one another, until we meet again. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray, Amen


Offering Invitation: online link here
Sending Hymn: “God Be with You Till We Meet Again” #840

Blessing: #1050

Volunteers:
In-Person Volunteers: Worship Leader: Ryan Ellett; Accompanist: Whitney Baker; Song Leader: Andrea Zuercher; Prelude: Joni Fornelli; Scripture Reader: Carola Ratzlaff; Preacher: Joanna Harader

Zoom Volunteers: Worship Leader: Cheryl Harader; Musician: Roger Sims; Scripture Reader: Karen Brown; Preacher: Joanna Harader

Hymns reprinted under One License | church music copyright permissions, Annual License: A-714488, May 17, 2021 – May 16, 2022.