Sample Order of Service

The following is a generic order of our service.  Each service may be unique.


Welcome and Announcements


Prelude


Opening Words


Chalice Lighting  (unison)

In times of darkness, we stumble towards the tiny flame.  In times of cold, we seek the warming fire.  In times of prepression , we reach for the lamp of truth. In times of loss, we pray for the comforting light.  In times of joy, we light a cangle of celebration. Spirit of Life, as we kindle this light, help us find what we need this day.  


Choral Response     


Opening Hymn 


Greeting One Another


Words of Affirmation  

Children: We believe in Love 

Adults: Love is the only doctrine of this Church.

Children: We believe in Truth

Adults: The quest for truth is our sacrament.  

Children: We believe in helping others.

Adults: Service is our prayer 

Children: We believe in the Sacrament of Life.

Adults: To dwell together in peace, seek knowledge in freedom, serve humanity in fellowship, and cherish the earth and its creatures: this do we covenant each with the other. 


Story of all Ages  


Singing Our Children to Their Classes

As you go may joy surround you,

As you go, go in peace.

Know our love is with your always, as you go, as you go.


Candles of Joy and Concerns


Meditation, Spoken and Silent


Hymn: Spirit of life 

Spirit of  Life, Come unto me. Sing in my heart all the stirrings of Compassion.  Blow in the wind, rise in the seas, move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.  Roots hold me close, wings set me free; Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.


Responsive Reading


Sharing our Gifts and Offerings


Sermon


Closing Hymn


Closing Words and Benediction


Postlude


Social Hour

Following each service we meet in Jackson Hall for free refreshments and casual conversations.  All are encouraged to attend.