Friday, March 3, 2017

Service: March 5

At the sound of the chime, please join in singing Hymn #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude:  Wayfarin Stranger Spiritual
Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
We call this light before us in hope that we may always remain a strong community, working together to make the world a better place. This flame guides us out of darkness. The chalice reminds us to share our happiness with others.

*Hymn: #100 I’ve got Peace like a River

Candles of Joy and Sorrow and Meditation  

Reading:  To Recognize Our Humanity
                       by Peg Fagan           
Offertory:    Deep River Spiritual
Affirmation (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.

*Hymn: #318 We Would Be One
Sermon:    The Underbelly of the Palm
                     Rev. CJ McGregor

*Hymn: #346 Come, Sing a Song with Me

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.
Closing Words
Postlude:   Singing Bowl Meditation
Gratitude & Applause
*Please stand in body or spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.

This Week
Today: Nursery is open at 10:15am. Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall. Sanctuary Services Group Meeting 12:05pm in the Sanctuary. Pagans Coffee Meet Up 1pm in Ministers Hall.
Monday: Membership Committee Meeting 7pm at Gary Evans home.
Tuesday:  Men’s Group dinner at La Bamba 6:30pm.
Wednesday: Poetry Workshop 6:30pm in Ministers Hall.
Thursday: JAM Book Discussion 4pm in the Margaret Fuller Room. Teaching Thursday Community Meal 6 pm (MH).  7pm Program:
 Gus Rubeiz “The Trump approach may not help the Israel/Palestine peace process” MH.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Saturday: Second Saturday Book Group in the Sanctuary at 10 am.
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Joys and Concerns
·        Reach out to Betty Crowe as she is home after a hospitalization. Cards and calls are appreciated.
·        Keep Sylvia Jones in your thoughts. Cards are appreciated.

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Chalice Lighter: Joe Suhrbur
·        Ushers: Nickie Albert & Vangie Gruen
·        Cover Art: Larry Stauber
           Fellowship Hour Hospitality: Beverly McGrane