Thursday, August 3, 2017

Order of Service, August 6, 2017


Prelude: Somewhere, by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim, 1957, performed by Lynn Pernezny

Welcome, Announcements

Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): We light the chalice flame this morning for earth, our home. Earth abundant, source of what was before we were and will be after we are gone. As each cell proves our common destiny, may we know earth, our mother of old, as our friend: As we were bred of dust and stars, may we know her fate as ours. Blessed is our bond to earth, Blessed is our bond to all of life, Blessed is our bond to the source of life itself.

*Hymn #38 Morning Has Broken

Quiet Time/Meditation/Prayer

Offertory: Blue Boat Home orig. Welsh tune Hyfrodol, meaning cheerful, by Rowland Huw Prichard, 1844.

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.

Reading: A Call to Stop and See by Amy Stauber

Sermon: Hell and High Water  Larry Stauber

*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.


Hymn #21 For the Beauty of the Earth

Gratitude and 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-Tuesday: Administration Office closed 
Wednesday-Friday: Administration Office will 
be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Friday- Art Studio 6:00pm 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: Larry Stauber
Guest Musician: Fred Smith
Ushers: Pat Knight & Gary Evans
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality: Cindy Fitch & Gail Burwell
And to our permanent staff:
Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
Willie Nelson, sexton.
Peilin Ko. music coordinator

Next Sunday: Songs of Protest: Guest Jackie Maye, Service Leader Lynn Pernezny
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.
School Supplies collected are donated to the students at New Generation Missionary 

Dine-A-Round: August 12 at 7pm at Frank & Anne Marie Smith. Contact Frank at 561-471- 
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