Order Of Service – June 7, 2020
Entering Into Sacred Space
Call to Worship: Mimi Olivier
Welcome and Greeting: Oriana McKanan and Caelee Bouley
Chalice Lighting: words by Audre Lorde
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 #160: Far Too Long by Fear Divided
Far too long, by fear divided, we have settled with the sword quarrels which should be decided by the reconciling word. Now the nations are united, though as yet in name alone, and the distant goal is sighted which the prophet souls have shown. May, at least, we cease from warring, barriers of hate remove, and, earth’s riches freely sharing, found the dynasty of love.
Candles of Joys, Sorrows and Milestones: Oriana McKanan and Caelee Bouley
Poem/Prayer words by Audette Fulbright Fulton, read by Mimi Olivier
Building Beloved Community
Intro to RE Sunday: Mimi Olivier
Graduation of Younger Kids
Song by Younger Kids
Middle School Magic Show
Middle School Lego Show
Hymn #318: We Would Be One
We would be one as now we join in singing our hymn of love, to pledge ourselves anew to that high cause of greater understanding of who we are, and what in us is true. We would be one in living for each other to show to all a new community. We would be one in building for tomorrow a nobler world than we have known today. We would be one in searching for that meaning which bends our hearts and points us on our way. As one, we pledge ourselves to greater service, with love and justice, strive to make us free.
Youth Group Presentation: Oriana McKanan and Caelee Bouley
Bridging Ceremony of Philip led by Karen Johnston
We’ll build a land where we bind up the broken. We’ll build a land where the captives go free, where the oil of gladness dissolves all mourning. Oh, we’ll build a promised land that can be. (Chorus) Come build a land where sisters and brothers, anointed by God, may then create peace: where justice shall roll down like waters, and peace like an ever flowing stream. We’ll build a land where we bring the good tidings to all the afflicted and all those who mourn. And we’ll give them garlands instead of ashes. Oh, we’ll build a land where peace is born. (Chorus) We’ll be a land building up ancient cities, raising up devastations from old; restoring ruins of generations. Oh, we’ll build a land of people so bold. (Chorus) Come, build a land where the mantles of praises resound from spirits once faint and once weak; where like oaks of righteousness stand her people. Oh, come build the land, my people we seek. (Chorus)
Closing Words by Kat Alexander, read by Mimi Olivier