Friday, December 29, 2017

Order of Service, December 31, 2017

Prelude: Only Time by Enya
Opening Words
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison): (#453) May the light we now kindle inspire us to use 
our powers to heal and not to harm, to help and not to hinder, to bless and not to curse, To serve you, Spirit of Freedom. (Passover Haggadah)

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

Quiet Time/Meditation

Responsive Reading #558: For Everything A Season
Offertory: Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper 
Sermon: "Chronos and Religion"  Chris Juhl
*Hymn #34 Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire
Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison)
We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, o
r the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Closing Words

Postlude: Time is On My Side by The Rolling Stones
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: New Year's Eve Potluck 12:00 Noon in Ministers Hall,
Monday: Administration Office closed.
Tuesday-Friday: Administration Office hours  9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Men's Group at La Bamba 6:30pm
Friday: First Friday Film and Pot Luck dinner 6pm  in Ministers Hall.
Saturday: Second Saturday Book Group 10am in the Sanctuary to discuss Homegoing by Yaa
Sunday: News Talk will resume at 9:15am in Ministers Hall.
Thank you to all who contribute to our service
and fellowship hour e
ach week. This week:
·       Guest Speaker: Chris Juhl
·       Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
·       Ushers:
·       Cover art: Larry Stauber
·       Fellowship hour hospitality: All who brought food
And to our permanent staff:
·       Borboro Hatzfeld, office administrator
·       Willie Nelson, sexton.