Friday, May 19, 2017

Order of Service, May 21, 2017

Welcome and Announcements


Opening Words: by Frances Cobbe

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
We gather this hour as people of faith with love and sorrows, gifts and needs. We light this beacon of hope, sign of our quest for truth and meaning, in celebration of the life we share together.       C. Robinson

Hymn: #95 There Is More Love Somewhere

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.

Meditation/Silent Time  

Reading: Towel Day, by D. Adams

Doxology (in unison):
From all that dwell below the skies
Let songs of hope and faith arise;
Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
Through every land by every tongue.


Sermon: Fake News, Real Religion
Chris Juhl

*Hymn: #318 We Would Be One 

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

-- Life of the Congregation, after the service --

This Week
Today: Nursery is open at 10:15am; JAM Grant Collection during the service. Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday: P.E.A.C.E. celebration 6:45pm WPB
Wednesday: Art Studio 2pm in Ministers Hall.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm 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: Chris Juhl
Chalice lighter: 
Ushers: Nickie Albert and Vangie Gruen
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality:  Kathe Bannigan and Ben Juhl

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

Next Sunday: “Spirituality and the Beatles” by Elaine Silver.
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.

On Saturday, June 3rd the Justice Action Ministry will show and discuss the film AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE FIGHT FOR A BLACK MIDDLE CLASS. Gathering will begin at 12:30pm in Ministers Hall. The program will begin at 1pm. The film probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle class standard of living,