Prelude: Faith of Our Fathers
Opening Words – The Serenity Prayer
Please grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): We light this chalice, symbol of the Light within us and around us. May this gathering for worship enlighten our hearts and our minds and our souls. And may the Inner Light of the Spirit be kindled by our time together.
Hymn #123: Spirit of Life
Affirmation (remain standing, in unison) Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another.
Prayer and Meditation, Candle lighting
Offertory: Chester-A Song of the Revolution
By Billings played by Bruce Holden
Sermon: The Fourth of July
This Land is Your Land – Woody Guthrie (insert)
Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison) We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.
Postlude: America the Beautiful
Gratitude & Applause
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.
Today: Social Hour –Picnic 11:30am Ministers Hall
Monday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Tuesday: Fourth of July Holiday
Wednesday-Friday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Friday: First Friday Movie & Potluck Dinner 6pm in Ministers Hall. 7pm movie is “Hidden Figures”.
Sunday: News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
· Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
· Guest speaker: Harry Wolin
· Ushers: June Kleeman & Barbara Hatzfeld
· Cover art: Larry Stauber
· Fellowship hour hospitality: Everybody!
And to our permanent staff:
· Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
· Willie Nelson, sexton.
· Next Sunday: “Drugs Legalize?” led by Ben Juhl.
· Food Items collected during the offertory are donated to the Lake Park Food Pantry,
· Shoes and Toiletry Articles collected are donated to the Haitian Community.
The Food Gang is sponsoring a Picnic immediately following the Sunday Service Today in Ministers Hall. Come Enjoy!