Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Order of Service for May 7, 2017

Introduction and Hymn #188 Come, Come Whoever You Are

Prelude: What a Wonderful World
               Sung by Vangie Gruen

Welcome, Announcements

Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
Let the lighting of this flame rekindle in us the inner light of love, of peace, of joy, of hope. And as one flame lights another, we pledge ourselves to be bearers of the light wherever we are.

*Hymn: # 113 Where Is Our Holy Church?

Quiet Time/Meditation/ Prayer  

Reading: from The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to my Children and Yours, by Marian Wright Edelman

Offertory: Intermezzo, by Sydney                      George

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.

Reading: From the Study Guide for the 2016-2020 Congregational Study Action Issue The Corruption of Our Democracy

Sermon: Who Will Make Democracy Work?
                              Kindra Muntz

Hymn #187 It Sounds Along the Ages

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:  Lift Every Voice and Sing, Sung by Lynn Pernezny
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.
Tuesday: SGM meeting (MF) 3pm
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Guest speaker: Kindra Muntz
·        Service leader: Larry Stauber
·        Music  coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Chalice lighter: Kindra Muntz
·        Ushers: Robin Phillips & Amy Stauber
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality:  Gail Burwell
          And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.

·        Next Sunday: “The Divine Feminine” by Tia Jolie Phillips.
·        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.

Join Natalie Lederer for her tour May 12, 2017 at 10:30am at the Norton Museum of Art to view works of American Art and the “Spotlight” show “Pen to Paper”. Call Natalie for reservations at 561-790-5981.  (PS Bring your smart phones).