Friday, June 23, 2017

Order of Service, June 25, 2017

Welcome, Announcements

Prelude: The Circle is Cast – Robert Gass, and On The Wings of Song

Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
We light this chalice for the web of life which sustains us, for the sacred circle of life in which we have our being, for the Earth, the Sky, Above and Below, and for our Mother Earth, and for the Mystery.         

Hymn #188: Come, Come, Whoever You Are
Affirmation (remain standing, 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, Part 1: “What Does Paganism Mean Today? An Introduction”   Dayan Martinez

Hymn # 21: For the Beauty of the Earth

Offertory: Dammerschein, by Deuter

Sermon, Part 2: “The Rains in Florida” – A story of the land.  Mathew Sydney

Hymn # 163: For the Earth Forever Turning
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
Hearing devices and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart, or ask
an usher.

This Week
Today: Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday-Friday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Thursday: Congregational Open Forum - 6pm in Ministers Hall - Catered Dinner and discussion.
Sunday:  News Talk 9:15am in Ministers Hall

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·  Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
·  Guest speakers: Dayan Martinez & Mathew Sydney
·  Chalice lighter: Mathew Sydney
·  Ushers: June Kleeman and Margaret Robson
·  Cover art: Larry Stauber 
   Fellowship hour hospitality: Janet Fryman
   And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.

·  Next Sunday: “The Fourth of July” led by Harry Wolin.
·  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
The Food Gang is sponsoring a Picnic immediately following the Sunday Service on July 2nd in Ministers Hall. Please let us know which of the following you can bring (Sign Up Sheets in Ministers Hall): Salads (Green, Potato, Macaroni, etc.).; Vegetables and other sides; Desserts.  B Y O B .  If you can’t sign today, contact Frank Smith at 561-471-2814 or