Friday, May 12, 2017

Recess for Adults, May 19

Order of Service, May 14, 2017

Welcome & Announcements

Introduction and Hymn #188 Come, Come Whoever You Are

Opening Words: Mother’s Day, Female Mind & Femininity

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
A Hero is One who kindles a Great Light for the world; who sets up blazing torches in Life’s dark streets by which people can see their ways.  A Saint is One who walks through the world’s darkness being herself The Light. 

Prelude: Quiet Time/ Meditation/ Prayer Singing Bowls Meditation


Offertory: Close to You 

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.

Sermon: The Divine Feminine, Dr. Tia Jolie Phillips*


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: Reflection, sung by Marina Kabellar

Gratitude & Applause

* Dr. Phillips is ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church and as a Holistic Health & Healing Priestess through Ecclesiology.  She holds a PhD in Holistic Natural Health & Nutrition and consults for Health & Wealth Solutions LLC.

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.

Next Sunday: “Fake News, Real Religion” by Chris Juhl.  Life of the Congregation, after the service (Paul Ward).

This Week
Today: Nursery is open at 10:15am; Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday: SGM Facilitators meeting in Channing Room 4:30pm
Thursday: JAM meeting 4pm in Ministers Hall
Friday: Recess for Grownups 7:30pm in Ministers Hall.
Saturday: Secular Humanists 9:30am in Ministers Hall. Film & Discussion 12:30pm 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:
Guest speaker: Dr. Tia Jolie Phillips*
Music Coordinator: Peilin Ko
Chalice lighter: Kai Osterman
Ushers: Pat Knight & Barbara Hatzfeld
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality:  Peilin Ko

And to our permanent staff:
Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
Willie Nelson, sexton.