Thursday, August 31, 2017

Order of Service, September 3, 2017


Prelude: Come, Come Whoever You Are

Welcome/ Announcements

Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): As we light our chalice flame in a world filled with darkness of ignorance, let us bring the light of reason. As we light our chalice flame in a world filled with darkness of despair, may we share the light of hope.  As we light our chalice flame in a world filled with darkness of hate, let us shine the light of love.

*Hymn #123 Spirit of Life

Quiet Time/Meditation/Prayer

Offertory: Moon Shadow Cat Stevens

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.

Sermon: Reflections on a Golden Rule  CB Hanif

*Hymn #38  Morning Has Broken

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: If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out Cat Stevens
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
Memorial Service for Marilyn Helgason 4pm Sanctuary.
Monday: Labor Day Administration Office closed.
Tuesday-Friday: Administration Office will be open 9:30am -12:30pm.
Friday 9/1 – Monday 9/4: Willie Nelson will be on vacation.
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: Larry Stauber
·        Guest Speaker: CB Hanif
·        Music Coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Chalice Lighter: CB Hanif
·        Ushers: Ramsay Laing and Barbara Hatzfeld
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber
          Fellowship hour hospitality: Sylvia Jones and Barbara Hatzfeld
 And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.
·        Next Sunday: “Sustainability and Stewardship: from surviving to thriving” Paul Ward.  
·        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.