Thursday, July 27, 2017

Order of Service, July 30, 2017

Welcome, Announcements

Prelude: Beautiful Things

Opening Words 

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

*Hymn #131 Love Will Guide Us

Meditation/Candles of Joy and Sorrow


Offertory: He Ain’t Heavy He Is My Brother

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.

*Hymn #123 Spirit of Life

Sermon:       Vita Nova
                    Sandra Awong

*Hymn: #346 Come, Sing a Song with Me

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: The Fool Who Dreams

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- Thursday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Friday- Tuesday August 8- Administration Office closed.
Friday- First Friday Film Festival    Ministers Hall 6pm –Potluck Dinner; 7pm Movie “Lilies of the Field”
Saturday- Palm Beach Pagans Llamas Celebration 10am 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: Pat Knight
·        Guest Speaker: Sandra Awong
·         Music Coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Ushers: Anne Marie and Frank Smith
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality: Coleen Conway and Margaret Robson
And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.

Sandra Awong is a retired Human Resources Supervisor and International Global Analyst from Texaco, Inc. in New York, Houston and Belier, Texas. She brings with her 33 years of overall human resources experience. She relocated from New York to West Palm Beach in 2004 and got involved in various volunteer groups, both civic and religious for 6 years. In 2007, Vita Nova asked Sandra to join their Not-for-profit organization to assist them in setting up and organizing a Thrift Store. Since then, she has been responsible for all aspects of the Thrift Store, which supports Vita Nova in its mission of building a new life and stronger future for homeless and foster youth.

·        Next Sunday: “Hell and High Water” Led by Larry Stauber.
      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 
Dine-A-Round: August 12 at 7pm at Frank & Anne Marie Smith. Contact Frank at 561-471-2814 or