Friday, March 31, 2017

UUA General Assembly New Orleans, 21-25 June

Order of Service, April 2

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

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude: 2 Romanian Folk Dances
                               by Bartok
Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
In this small flame dwell: the beacon light of lanterns guiding travelers home;
the warmth of hearth fires tended through the generations; the transforming energy of furnaces and the power and life of our sun. May these blessings -- warmth and light and life-giving energy -- be kindled in each of us.

*Hymn: # 21 For the Beauty of the Earth

Candles of Joy and Sorrow and Meditation  


Offertory:  The Fools Who Dream by Hurwitz

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: # 123 Spirit of Life

Sermon:    I Pity the Fool
                     Rev. CJ McGregor

*Hymn: # 121 We’ll Build a Land

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:  La Cinquantaine 
                          by Gabriel Marie
Gratitude & Applause
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. Pagans Coffee Meetup 1pm in Ministers Hall.
Monday: P.E.A.C.E. Nehemiah Action 7pm WPB
Tuesday: Men’s Group 6:30pm Dinner at La Bamba.
Wednesday: Poetry Workshop 6:30pm in Ministers Hall.
Thursday: Teaching Thursday Community Meal 6pm in Ministers Hall.  7pm Program: Bob Ashmore “Our Well Being as We Age” in Ministers Hall.
Friday: Karaoke Party - Benefit for 1st UUPB 7pm in Ministers Hall.
Saturday: Second Saturday Book Group 10am in the Sanctuary to discuss Louise Erdrich’s novel LaRose,(Last meeting until November.) Dine Around 6:30pm at Pat Knight’s home (reservations only).
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: Vangie Gruen and Nickie Albert
·        Cover Art: Larry Stauber
·        Fellowship Hour Hospitality:  Rev. CJ McGregor and Richard Keelan

·        Next Sunday: “Letters to the Minister” 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.

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

Willie Nelson, Sexton.