Prelude: Long and Winding Road, by The Beatles
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
Every endeavor begins with a first step and encounters darkness and difficulty along the way. We know the darkness of ignorance, of fear and of tyranny. Yet we know the dawning of the light, the beginning of hope and the renewal of life. Blessed be the eternal power which inspires us. Blessed be the source of light and of life. Written by Rev. Charles F Flagg, UU minister
Song: Home, recorded by Phil Phillips, performed today by Dan Lambert and Gary Evans.
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.
Silence for Prayer and Meditation, Candle Lighting
First Reading: John 13:35. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (NIV)
Second Reading: John 15:13 Greater Love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one another. (NIV)
Third Reading: 7 principles of the UU (please turn to the back of your bulletin)
Offering Song: Carry on my wayward son, recorded by Tessa Netting, originally written/recorded by Kansas.
Sermon: The Dichotomous Journey
Song: What the World Needs Now (see Insert) written by Hal David, composed by Burt Bacharach.
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.
Postlude: Ease On Down the Road from The Wiz,
composed by Charlie Smalls.
Gratitude & Applause
Life of the Congregation
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.
Today: Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall. Jam Grant Collection.
Monday: Two SGM meetings 2pm
Tuesday: Administration Office closed.
Wednesday: Administration Office closed.
Friday: Art Studio 6pm in Ministers Hall.
Sunday: News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall
Next Sunday: “Summer Solstice” led by the Palm Beach Pagans
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.
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
Guest speaker: Tess Lambert
Chalice lighter: Dan Lambert
Ushers: June Kleeman and Polly Morgan
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality: Lynn Pernezny and Jim Meyer
And to our permanent staff:
Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
Willie Nelson, sexton.
Peilin Ko, music coordinator