Friday, December 8, 2017

Order of Service, December 10, 2017

For what is a church but dreams and hopes and yearnings? And what is worship but the longing of the lonely human heart?   -- Rev. A. Powell Davies

Prelude: None of Us Are Free (Solomon Burke recording)


*Hymn #389Gathered Here


Opening Words

Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
With full hearts, we affirm our relationships with one another; we recognize our agency and our connective power; and we accept our responsibility to be bold and courageous. We light this chalice, symbol of all that we are, all that we have done together, and all that we will be as our shared ministry encourages those within, and beyond, our walls 

*Hymn #123: Spirit of Life

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.

Poem by Rev. Marta I Valentin (read by Amy Stauber)
*Hymn: Where you go I will go Beloved (see insert)

Quiet Time/Meditation/Prayer

*Hymn: Why, why, worry (see insert)

Words from our Minister

Offertory: Wish I Knew How (Nina Simone recording)

*Hymn: How Could Anyone (see insert)

Words of Adrienne Maree Brown (Janet Fryman)
Words of Aiesha Ansano (Diana Colardi)
Words of Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin (Barbara Hatzfeld)
Words of Shane Paul Neil (Brian Johnson)

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

*HymnCourage My Friend (see Insert)

PostludeWe who believe in Freedom (Sweet Honey in the Rock recording)

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: Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall,
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30pm in the Channing Room
Saturday: JAM film “A Street of Dreams” 12:30pm in Ministers Hall
Sunday:  News Talk at 9:15am in Ministers Hall

Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
Service Leader: Judy Bonner
Pianist: Bruce Holden
Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality: Carol Baxter

And to our permanent staff:
Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
Willie Nelson, sexton. 
Peilin Ko, music coordinator: 

Next Sunday: “Living Into and Out of Love” Rev Carole Yorke. JAM Grant Collection 
Rev. Dr. Dan Lambert Office Hours: Tuesday 5pm-8pm and Thursday 9am-Noon. His office telephone # is 561-627-6106. His e-mail is 
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

A UU December: Dec 8th