A Spiritual Home


By Rev. David Bonnema, May 19, 2024

Prelude - “Shall We Gather at the River” by Copeland - Jeff Perks; Sam Sparrow, clarinet

Welcome - Rev. David Bonnema

Call to Worship - Rev. Dana Seiler

  • Leader: Friends, let us worship God today, for God is great;
  • People: God has blessed us with life, faith, and community.
  • Leader: Let us worship God today, for God is good;
  • People: God brought those before us to these shores, to build a place called Unity.
  • Leader: Let us worship God today, for God is generous;
  • People: We are God’s faithful people, who leave a legacy for those to come.
  • Leader: Let us worship God today, for God is eternal,
  • People: We worship the God who was, and is, and is to come.

Hymn - “Love Lifted Me/Amazing Grace” - screen/#280

Prayer of Confession - God of Grace, we have a hard time letting go of the past, the shame we feel about some of the ways we’ve lived our lives, the things we’ve done or failed to do, and the guilt we feel as a result. We find it hard to forgive ourselves for things we have done to others, unkind words that we have said, good deeds we could have done but failed to do, or selfish acts that had a negative effect on others. May Your grace flow abundantly, O Lord, to heal and restore both ourselves and others. Help us to seek reconciliation and extend sincere apologies to those we have hurt, so that we may all find solace in Your merciful embrace through the love and grace of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness

Passing of the Peace

Moments with Young Christians

Anthem - “Church (Take me Back)” - Makenzie Loudermilt

Homecoming Celebration

  • 40 Year Members
  • In Remembrance
  • Special Music - “Adoration” by Price - Sam Sparrow
  • New Members since Last Homecoming

Anthem - “Here in this House” by Sterling - Unity Choir

Sermon - “A Spiritual Home” - Rev. David Bonnema

What makes a place feel like home?

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your , now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. —1 Peter 2:2-3

What is one way you have grown spiritually in the past year?

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. —1 Peter 2:4-5

We are building something special here at Unity upon the foundation of Jesus Christ.

“Do not store up for yourselves on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your will be also. —Matthew 6:19-21

Happy 260th birthday, Unity!

Anthem - “A Mighty Rushing Wind” by Martin - Unity Choir


Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer


Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed

Closing Hymn - “How Great Thou Art” - #467


Postlude - “Alllegro” by Bach - Sam Sparrow