Thursday, July 13, 2017

Order of Service, July 16

Welcome, Announcements

Prelude: The Native People Believe… Native American Flute and Sign Language by Lauren Hooker

Opening Words 
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): May the light we now kindle inspire us to use our powers to heal not to harm, to help not to hinder, to bless not to curse, to serve you spirit of freedom.

Song: Ise Oluwa Call and Response African Song from Nigeria on Djembe Drum and Vocals

Candles of Joy and Sorrow and Silent Meditation

Responsive Reading: #602

Offertory: Healing in Foreign Lands by Regina Carter with pianist Lauren Hooker
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.

Song: Root Yourself Music by Lauren Hooker, Words by Jody Layton (Lauren’s late mother)

Sermon: Celebrating Diversity with Music, Storytelling and Dialogue      Lauren Hooker

Song: Funga Alafia Call and Response from Africa on Djembe Drum and Vocals
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:  Love is Alive (see insert) Words and Music by Lauren Hooker

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 Ministers Hall
Monday- Friday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Thursday: Black Lives Matter 7pm 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:
·        Service Leader:  Lynn Pernezny
·        Guest: Lauren Hooker
·        Ushers:  Ben Juhl and Cindy Fitch
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality: Nickie Albert and Cynthia Bramon
      And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.
·        Peilin Ko, music coordinator

·        Next Sunday: “Poetry Service”, Amy Stauber and Friends
·        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.