Friday, October 13, 2017

Order of Service, Oct 15, 2017

Welcome/ Announcements

Prelude: Wayfaring Stranger

Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
We light our chalice this morning, grateful for the love that we experience in this beloved community. May the flame light the way for all who seek such abundance. (Dawn Skjel Cooley)

*Hymn #128 For All That Is Our Life

Reading: The Road Ahead or The Road Behind, by George Joseph Moriarty          

Quiet Time/Meditation: Fond Words, by Andrew Hill

Offertory: Almost A Whisper, by Yanni

*Hymn: #314 We Are Children of the Earth

Reading: Ysabel Duron

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: Sustainability and Stewardship:  From Surviving                 to Thriving    Dr. Paul Ward

*Hymn #318 We Would Be One

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: Just A Closer Walk with Thee
Life of the Congregation
Gratitude & Applause
* Please stand in body or spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.

This Week
Today: JAM Grant Collection, Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Thursday: Jam Meeting 5:00pm in Ministers Hall. P.E.A.C.E. House meeting 7pm in Minsters Hall.
Saturday: Cluster Event (see below)
Sunday:  News Talk at 9:15am in Ministers Hall  

·        Next Sunday: “Who Do You Think You Are?” David Traupman
·        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.

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
·        Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Ward
·        Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
·        Ushers: Cynthia Fitch & Diana Colardi
·        Cover art: Larry Stauber 
          Fellowship hour hospitality:  Coleen Conway
 And to our permanent staff:
·        Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
·        Willie Nelson, sexton.