Friday, April 7, 2017

Order of Service, April 9

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

Welcome & Announcements

Prelude: Sonata OP 13, Adagio Cantabile
                    By Beethoven
Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
May the Light of Truth illumine our minds, May the Spark of Love set our hearts on fire, May the flame of Freedom burn brightly within us, Now and always.

*Hymn: # 347 Gather the Spirit

Candles of Joy and Sorrow and Meditation  


Offertory:  Sonata K32 by Scarlatti

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: # 34 Though I May Speak with       
                    Bravest Fire

Sermon:   Letters to the Minister
                     Rev. CJ McGregor

*Hymn: # 131 Love Will Guide Us

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:  Sonata Op 13 by Beethoven
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. Council meets at Noon in the Sanctuary.
Monday: Membership Committee meets at Gary Evans home 7pm.
Tuesday: SGM meets at 3pm in the Margaret Fuller Room. Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm in the Channing Room.
Thursday: Teaching Thursday Community Meal 6pm in Ministers Hall.  7pm Program: Annual meeting Preview-Budget & other Financial in Minsters Hall.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Saturday: Secular Humanists meet at 9:30am in Ministers Hall. Film and discussion at 12;30 pm in Ministers Hall. Community Passover Seder at 5pm in Ministers Hall.
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: Nickie Albert
·        Ushers: Betsy & Bob Shipley
·        Cover Art: Larry Stauber
·        Fellowship Hour Hospitality:  Pat Knight &  Nickie Albert

·        Next Sunday: “Easter Service” 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.

Connect With Us
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Call or text our minister: 508-736-3361
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Our Staff
Rev. CJ McGregor, Minister
Claudia Jimenez, Intern Minister
Peilin Ko, Music Coordinator
Barbara Hatzfeld, Office Administrator

Willie Nelson, Sexton.