Order Of Service – July 19, 2020
Entering Into Sacred Space
Calling the Directions: adapted from words by Joan Goodwin
Welcome: Carolyn Cronin
Chalice Lighting: One Love by Rev. Hope Johnson
Love is the heart of this church. We commit to: Being a diverse, welcoming community of mutual care and respect; Supporting each other's spiritual journey and search for truth and meaning; Promoting justice and serving the wider community. We hold ourselves to this promise with compassion and understanding.
Hymn #112: Do You Hear? words by Emily L. Thorn, music by William Caldwell
Do you hear, oh my friend in the place where you stand, through the sky, through the land, do you hear, do you hear? In the heights, on the plain, in the vale, on the main, in the sun, in the rain, do you hear, do you hear? Through the roar, through the rush, through the throng, through the crush, do you hear, in the hush of your soul, of your soul? Hear the cry fear won't still, hear the heart's call to will, hear a sigh's startling trill in your soul, in your soul? From the place where you stand to the outermost strand, do you hear, oh my friend, do you hear, do you hear? All the dreams, all the dares, all the sighs, all the prayers - they are yours, mine, and theirs - do you hear, do you hear?
Building Beloved Community
Reading: Getting Through This Day by Rev. Theresa Hardy
Candles of Joys, Sorrows and Milestones: led by Melissa Radzyminski, Compassionate One, Hear My Prayer (poem) by Lilia Cuervo
Intro to Video: Carolyn Cronin
Video: Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Deliver his ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech
Poem: Holy Disruption by Aisha Hauser
Hymn #168: One More Step, words and music by Joyce Poley
One more step, we will take one more step, 'til there is peace for us and everyone, we'll take one more step. One more word, we will say one more word, 'til every word is heard by everyone, we'll say one more word. One more prayer, we will say one more prayer, 'til every prayer is shared by everyone, we'll say one more prayer. One more song, we will sing one more song, 'til every song is sung by everyone, we'll sing one more song. One more step, we will take one more step, 'til there is peace for us and everyone, we'll take one more step.
Closing Words: by Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee