A Strong and Nurturing Spirit

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“Arise then… women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts!… Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.” (words of Julia Ward Howe) Our service will honor and celebrate the strength and resilience of all who mother in so many ways. Bring a flower to share!

A Strong and Nurturing Spirit” 

Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our online service.

Order of Service
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Welcome                                                              Rev. Telos Whitfield

Announcements                                                              Marie Gorst

Prelude     “Berceuse”
by Leo Brouwer, Afro-Cuban composer & guitarist (free use)

Eva Greene, piano

Chalice  Lighting                                         Marty Shaw

Opening Words                                            Rev. Telos Whitfield

Opening Hymn #353 “Golden Breaks the Dawn”
Poem by T.C. Chao (1888); Le P’ing by Hu Te’ngai (1900)                                             Reed organ (free use), R. Jantsen

sung by Elizabeth Lewis

Story For All of Us     “A Family is a family is a Family”
         written by Sarah O’Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng

Anthem  “M-O-T-H-E-R (A word that means the world to me)” (adapted)
Lyric by Howard Johnson, Melody by Theodore Morse

All Souls Choir, directed by Tom Baehr

Flower Communion Ceremony

Sharing Readings

Sermon – A Strong and Nurturing Spirit

Hymn  #21 For the Beauty of the Earth      
words F. S. Pierpoint; music: Conrad Kocher

sung by Ellie Weiss & George Carvill
Offering  shared with Youth Services

Offertory    “Songs My Mother Taught Me”     Antonin Dvořák
Fritz Kreisler, violin (recorded in 1916)


Blessing of our Candles of Joy and Concern

Closing Hymn        “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”
written by Elisha Hoffman; melody, A.J. Showalter (1887)
sung by Marie Gorst, Eva Greene & Robert Wyckoff

Closing Words                                                Rev. Telos Whitfield

Extinguishing Our Chalice                                     Marty Shaw

Closing Circle and song
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again” (sung 2 times)

Conversation and Coffee Hour