Thursday, July 20, 2017

Order of Service, July 23


Hymn #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Prelude: Here Comes the Sun, by George Harrison

Welcome, Announcements

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch Now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.  –Mary Oliver

*Hymn #38 Morning Has Broken

Opening Words 

Quiet Time/ Meditation/Prayer: Fields of Gold, by Sting

Offertory: Mother Nature’s Son, by Paul McCartney

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.

Responsive Reading: #536 Morning Poem, by Mary Oliver

Sermon: The Poetry of Mary Oliver: An invitation to Your 

One Wild and Precious Life   Amy Stauber

*Hymn: #163 For the Earth Forever Turning

A Sampling of Mary Oliver Poems:
Song of the Builders, read by Judy Kraft
In the Blackwater Woods, read by Gail Burwell
When Death Comes, read by Nickie Albert

*Hymn #21 For the Beauty of the Earth

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

*Hymn #123 Spirit of Life
 Gratitude & Applause
*Please Rise in Body or Spirit
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.
Wednesday: Art Studio 2pm Ministers Hall
Friday: Art Studio 6pm 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:  Amy Stauber
·        Guest Pianist: Donya Lane
·        Ushers: June Kleeman and Ako Johnson Jr.
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber
          Fellowship hour hospitality: Quentin Collins & Mary Mansfield
And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.
·        Peilin Ko, music coordinator

·        Next Sunday: “Vita Nova”, Led by Pat Knight
·        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.