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October 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm UTC+0
Latter Day Saint Universalist Ministries (LDSU) offers a weekly nondenominational Zoom worship service. LDSU is located in southeastern Ohio.
Topic: Sunday Worship
Time: 10:30am ET, 9:30am CT, 8:30am MT, 7:30am PT
Meeting ID: 472 555 063
Zoom password: 123456
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Opening of the Service
Scripture 1: Exodus 20:15
Reader: David Ferriman
“Thou shalt not steal.”
Announcements: David Ferriman
Prayer Requests/Opening Prayer
Opening Hymn: Baba Yetu (By Christopher Tin) Lord’s Prayer in Swahili
(Open to all wishing to thank or to in need)
Scripture 2: Alma 16:219-222 RAV, 34:19-27
“Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him; cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks; cry unto him in your houses: yea, over all your household, both morning, midday, and evening; yea, cry unto him against the power of your enemies; yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness; cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them; cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase. But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness; yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare and also for the welfare of those who are around you.”
Opening Prayer: (TBA)
Shema, Scripture Reading & Unification
Unification Leader: Victoria Ramirez
Shema: (Deuteronomy 6:4)
שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד
“Sh’ma Yisraeil, Yavhvah Eloheinu, Yahvah Echad.”
“Hear O Israel! Yahvah is our Gods, Yahvah is unity.”
Teaching on Sukkot: We Wish You A Merry Sukkot
Scripture 3: N/A
“On Sukkot, the Baal Shem Tov would exclaim, ‘Where is the Simchat Beit Hashoeva?’
“Rabban Gamliel would juggle torches, and their eyes never saw sleep. How could it be that we’ve been sleeping all these hundreds of years?
“Wake up, you sleeping people!
“Wake up from your slumber!”
“You see, since the Temple was destroyed, it’s like the entire Jewish people fell into a deep sleep. When you’re sleeping, you’re still alive, breathing, digesting, pumping blood.
“But your eyes don’t see, your ears don’t hear, and your mind doesn’t understand anything—it just dreams crazy dreams.
“That’s how we have been since the Temple was destroyed.
“In the Temple, we saw open miracles. We felt we were standing in HaShem’s presence. We understood clearly that there is a God in the world and He is everywhere—within all things and beyond all things at the same time.
“So losing the Temple is not just losing a nice building. It’s a deep spiritual loss. So as we celebrate this last great day of Simchat Beit Hashoeva, we can make up some of that. We’re tapping into a deeper reality to get a tiny taste of what we lost. The celebration is meant to wake us up, so that we won’t be satisfied with life as it is, so we’ll do all we can to repair this world, “Tikum Olam”, and merit to see the times of Moshiach now!”
Moment for beautification/Opening hymn: ELIHANA – HALLELUYAH – PSALM 146
(Allow time for meditation and/or candle lighting etc. as opening hymn plays)
Message: David Ferriman
Consecration and Renewal at the Altar
Sacrament of Communion Service
Reading of the Statement on Communion: (TBA)
Communion Prayers: Michelle
Scripture 4: Moroni 4:4 RAV, 4:3 OPV; Avahr 34:21
“O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son and witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.”
Scripture 5: Moroni 5:3 RAV, 5:2 OPV; Avahr 34:23
“O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee, in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine or water to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them, that they may witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.”
Scripture 6: Deuteronomy 5:19
“Neither shalt thou steal.”