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May 9 Bulletin

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Claremont United Church of Christ Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:00 am We are an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming into our full life and ministry persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, races, socioeconomic status, faith experiences, countries of origin, and abilities. Jesus welcomes everyone and so do we!

A CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP CLAREMONT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST PRELUDE Prelude on AMAZING GRACE Lasky INTROIT Come All You People WELCOME CALL TO WORSHIP One: On this day, we choose to set our fears and doubts aside and worship our God. All: On this day, we choose to believe that the sorrows of today will give way to a better tomorrow. One: On this day, we choose to release our disappointments and fill our hearts and minds with gratitude. All: On this day, we choose to be the change! OPENING HYMN Canticle of the Turning STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN My soul cries out with a joyful shout that the God of my heart is great, And my spirit sings of the wondrous things that you bring to the ones who wait. You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight, and my weakness you did not spurn, So from east to west shall my name be blest. Could the world be about to turn? My heart shall sing of the day you bring. Let the fires of your justice burn. Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn! Though I am small, my God, my all, you work great things in me, And your mercy will last from the depths of the past to the end of the age to be. Your very name puts the proud to shame, and to those who would for your yearn, You will show your might, put the strong to flight, for the world is about to turn.

My heart shall sing of the day you bring. Let the fires of your justice burn. Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn! Though the nations rage from age to age, we remember who holds us fast: God’s mercy must deliver us from the conqueror’s crushing grasp. This saving word that our forebears heard is the promise which holds us bound, ‘Til the spear and rod can be crushed by God, who is turning the world around. My heart shall sing of the day you bring. Let the fires of your justice burn. Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn! EASTERTIDE PRAYER (Based on 2 Timothy 1:7 and Isaiah 61:1) O God, reveal to us the gifts you have bestowed upon us and the many skills and tools we have gained in the course of our lives to be agents of change. Remind us that you have filled us not with a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and love and self-discipline. Empower us to speak truth to power, and anoint us to bring good news to the oppressed, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, and release the prisoners. In Christ’s name we pray, amen. PASSING OF THE PEACE One: May the peace of Christ be with you. All: And also with you. OFFERING/MUSIC How Can I Keep from Singing Ban Cara DEDICATION SCRIPTURE Matthew 15:21-28 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her

away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly. SERMON Be the Change Rev. Dr. Jen Strickland ANTHEM God is Our Refuge and Strength Pote PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER Today’s prayer was compiled by our church’s Prayer Team and reflects the contents of our own hearts. To honor the power of both the traditional and new versions of the Lord’s Prayer, we will alternate which version we pray each week. One: …We pray… All: Our Father/Mother/Creator who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom/kin-dom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom/kin-dom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. GUEST ARTIST Canticle of the Turning Ban Cara BENEDICTION CLOSING RESPONSE #82 Go, My Children, with My Blessing AR HYD Y NOS Go, my children, fed and nourished, closer to me; Grow in love and love by serving, joyful and free. Here my Spirit’s power filled you, here with tender comfort stilled you; Go, my children, fed and nourished, joyful and free. POSTLUDE Psalm 19 The Heavens Declare Marcello

HYMN COMMENTARY: Want to learn more about the history of the hymns we sing on Sunday mornings? Check here each week to see which popular hymn we’ve selected to feature! HYMN #82 Go My Children, with My Blessing Jaroslav Jan Vajda ( 1919-2008) wrote this text for Concordia Publishing as a hymn of dismissal by God. Vajda began his education for the ministry at age 13 at Concordia College. He has translated over 100 Slovak and Cyech poems. This Welsh ballad by an unknown composer made its first appearance as a hymn tune in 1831. WAYS TO DONATE TO THE CHURCH: 1. Mail in your donation (233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA 91711) 2. Contribute on our website: 3. Text an amount to (909) 343-5901 4. Set up automatic giving through your bank REFLECTION QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY’S WORSHIP: * What was the most meaningful moment of worship for you today? * What is one new question or idea today's worship service inspired for you?

CLAREMONT UCC PRAYER LIST Join us in prayer this week for the following individuals. Would you like to get involved with the Prayer Team? Please contact Amy Duncan at (951) 212-3576 or email [email protected] OUR NEWEST SAINTS: Jackie Lee Brumit, father of Byron Brumit Joyce Sims-Folks, sister of Marsha Madison Kimarie Wood, CUCC attender THOSE SEEKING ENCOURAGEMENT: Katrina Armienti, friend of Carolyn Barbera friends of Blair & Chris Aldworth Richard Blair, nephew of Virginia Bergfalk Randi McKee & Family, friend of Blair Aldworth Casey & Sarah Boatman, Tatum & Everett, Mario Ramos, Adelanto detainee Eric & David Sandberg, family of Ruth Sandberg Family of Sandy Wittwer & Galen Kenoyer Family of Robert Schreiber, friends of Carol Wiese Elaine Bumiller, CUCC member Lucy, Claire, & John Stover, friends of Linda Tajima Cynthia Chertos, CUCC member Paul Towne, family of Howard Towne Ellen Feyk, CUCC member Tran Family, friends of Ruth Sandberg Victoria Findlay & Allison Thomkins, Mark Watson, family of Roxanne Watson Roger & Jeane, friends of Ruth Sandberg CUCC member & her daughter Charles Folks, family of Marsha Madison Leventhal Family, friends of Francisco Barbera Tim McCann, Jasmine and Anna Gatto-McCann, FOR HEALTH AND HEALING: Matt Alford, CUCC member Erica & Haley Enos, CUCC member & sister Caitlin Antrim, friend of Jean Marston Tom Esposito, family of Evy Morales Tony Araunz-Martinez, friend of Maureen Moorman Esposito Family, cousin/family of Evy Morales Lori Barbera, mother of Francesco Barbera Max & Kelsey Ferrell, Johnathan Diaz, Ana Alicia, Mike Barry, friend of Diana Miller Judith Bayer, CUCC member Jose, Elias, & Ana Villaseñor, family of Tasha Cristina Bergfalk, mother of Benjamin & family of Ferrell Sandy French, friend of Marsha Madison Virginia Bergfalk Laurie Giesenhagen, CUCC member Stephanie Bertleson, Betty Frank’s niece Sylvia Brougham, grandmother of Tasha Ferrell Diaz John George, son of Brenda Keith Debbie Brown, friend of Judi Bayer Kimberly Griffin, CUCC attender Stan Burwell, friend of Carol Wiese Iris Harleman, friend of Shirley Jones Tracy Buss, friend of Blair Aldworth Brenda & Michael Henry, CUCC member Carlene Cable, friend of Sherry McCauley Joan Hunter, Granny of Zoe Estrada Sedra Canjo, daughter of Nadr Canjo David Jamieson, CUCC member Alice Chin, CUCC attender Charlie Kalb, friend of Margaret Merhoff Dolores Clem, mother of Lisa Delgadillo Jason Clinge, friend of Linda Corbin Chuck Kelcher, friend of Carol Wiese Linda Cummings, CUCC member Faith King, daughter of Jeanne King Frank & Phylis DeLeo, friends of Carol Wiese Terri King, CUCC member MaryAnn Delgadillo, mother of Christopher Jim & Janet Kolzow, family of Kristen Kolzow Diana Krumme, friend of Dali Podenski Delgadillo Elaine Larson, friend of Dona Turk Dustin & Cristina Dickerson, family of Roxanne Kathleen Leo, CUCC member Nola Lewallen, mother of John Lewallen Watson Marlene Lobb, friend of Anne Stromberg Margaret Duffy, extended family of Dali Podenski Frank Malone, friend of Judith Bayer

Danielle Marquez, family of Carolyn Barbera Todd Songer, friend of Diana Miller Sherry McCauley, CUCC member Larry Starkweather, friend of Sandra Wittwer Dean McCrumb, friend of Dorothy Wheat Martha Stephenson, CUCC member Catherine McIntosh, friend of Carol Wiese Julius M. Steubing, CUCC member Leslie McLouhlin, extended family of Diana Miller Lorraine Telles, friend of Marta D’Anda Wendy Mitchell, friend of Carol Wiese Keri Tohgia, family of Dona Turk Michael Toomay, son of Bea Gallegos Josephine Miller, mother of Deborah Castillero David Tortes, brother of Rebecca Tortes Patricia Molina, aunt of Beatriz Roman Castellanos Teresa Tulcan, friend of Anne Forburger Mila Moncayo, friend of Francisco Barbera Scott Verrill, brother of Charles Verrill Nate Neumeyer, friend of Blair Aldworth Brad & Karen Visser, son & daughter in-law of Jim Jeffrey Mulder, son of Sheri Mulder Cynthia Munos, daughter of Juan Munoz Visser Grace Newkirk, friend of Carol Wiese Dwight Vogel, friend of Jean Rosewall Myles Nielson, grandson of Bea Gallegos Sandi Walter, CUCC member Greg Pavlik, friend of Marsha Madison Chris Weldon, friend of Christopher Fairchild Jessie Colby Pryce, friend of Linda & Craig Cummings Rev. Anita White, UCC Pastor, friend of Jane Jenna Robinson, friend of Rita Dixon Joseph Robinson, brother of John Robinson Gibbons Margo Rouette, CUCC member Kathy Widmer, friend of Cynthia Moreno Lawrence Randall Rutt, father of Christopher Rutt Rev. Maria Wilson, CUCC attender Eileen Schmalle, friend of Anne Forburger Troy Zeleny, nephew of Anne Stromberg Griffen Schreiber, friend of Francisco Barbera Ava & her father, Mike, friend of Ruth Abel Diane Schulman, friend of Maria Andrade Benjamin, grandson of Virginia Bergfalk Jay Sharp, CUCC member Diane, friend of Kay Brand Cheryl Sims, friend of Marsha Madison Jennifer, daughter of Laura Burt Wayne E. Sims, R.N., brother of Marsha Madison Marilyn, friend of Ruth Sandberg Simolena, grandmother of Sherry McCauley’s nurse

PLEASE BE IN TOUCH Claremont United Church of Christ 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 626-1201 | @uccclaremont Claremont United Church of Christ Senior Pastors Junior High Youth Director Rev. Dr. Jacob Buchholz Ms. Zoe Estrada [email protected], x230 [email protected] Rev. Dr. Jen Strickland [email protected], x 228 Director of Music & Fine Arts Dr. Jonathan Campbell Finance & Payroll Administrator [email protected], x242 Ms. Jocelyn Bocking [email protected], x225 Principal Organist Dr. Carey Robertson Office Manager [email protected] Ms. Jasmine Tomita [email protected], Moderator (Council President) x222 Mr. Tad Creasey [email protected] Minister of Children, Youth, & Families Director of the Early Childhood Ms. Laurel Capesius Center [email protected] Ms. Kristy Knight [email protected], x226 Children, Youth, & Families Assistant Ms. Elizabeth Zehm [email protected]

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