Thursday, March 16, 2017

Order of Service, March 19

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

Welcome & Announcements

Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
We light the chalice for the web of life which sustains us, for the sacred circle of life in which we have our being. For the Earth, the Sky. Above and Below, and for our Mother Earth, and for the Mystery.    by Paul Sprecher

*Hymn: #361 Enter, Rejoice, and Come In

Candles of Joy and Sorrow and Meditation  

Story for All Ages: The White Cat and the Monk   by Ellen Bogart      
Offertory:   Variations on a Canine Favorite
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: #175   We Celebrate the Web of Life
Sermon:    Blessing of the Animals
                     Claudia Jimenez

*Hymn: #402  From You I Receive
  (sing three times)

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

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. EMA Grant Collection at 10:30am. Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.  “Our Whole Lives” meets at 12 Noon in the Channing Room.
Monday: Ministerial Intern Committee at 1pm in the Margaret Fuller Room.  SGM Meetings 2pm (S & CH). “Owning Your Religious Past” meets at 3pm in the Margaret Fuller Room. SGM Facilitators Meeting 4:30 pm in the Channing Room.
 Tuesday:  Administrator Vacation Day. Pastoral Care Team Training 4pm in the Margaret Fuller Room. Men’s Group Wisdom Circle at 7pm in the Channing Room.
Wednesday:   Art Studio 2pm in Ministers Hall.
Thursday: JAM Book Discussion 4pm in the Channing Room. Teaching Thursday Community Meal 6pm in Ministers Hall.  7pm Program: Andrew Kahn: ”Japan and China: Conflict in the East China Sea” in  Minsters Hall.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Saturday: Palm Beach Pagans Ostara Ritual 2pm on the side lawn of the Sanctuary.
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
· Chalice Lighter:
· Ushers: Amy Stauber & Robin Phillips
· Cover Art: Larry Stauber
FFellowship Hour Hospitality: Susan Westbrook, Vangie & Henry Gruen

Our Staff
Rev. CJ McGregor, Minister
Claudia Jimenez, Intern Minister
Peilin Ko, Music Coordinator
Barbara Hatzfeld, Office Administrator

Willie Nelson, Sexton.

Connect With Us
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·          Next Sunday: “Your Children are not Your Children” led by Rev. CJ McGregor.
·        Rev. CJ McGregor Office Hours: by appointment (Please call 561-627-6106 ahead) Tuesday- Thursday 9:30am-2pm.
·       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.