A Time For Renewal and Forgiveness

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“A Time for Renewal and Forgiveness”
Please join us on Sunday,  September 27 at​​ 10am for our virtual worship service led by Rev. Telos Whitfield.  It can be challenging and liberating to practice forgiveness for ourselves and others. We will explore the practice of forgiveness from ancient and modern perspectives in this time of renewal.

Order of Service
Sunday, September 27, 2020

ASC Board Greeting/Welcome and Announcements

Prelude  –  Prelude in C Major, BWV 846        Johann Sebastian Bach

Chalice Lighting 

Opening Words

Opening Hymn #153      ” Woke Up This Morning”
written by Rev. Robert Wesby (while jailed in Jackson, Mississippi)
based on a traditional African-American hymn
sung by Orion Barber, baritone

Story for All of Us   “What If No One Forgave?”

Acknowledging our Joys and Concerns

Responsive Reading #666  The Legacy of Caring by Thandeka


Hymn #146   “Soon the Day Will Arrive”        Ehud Manor/Nurit Hirsch
                            Eva Greene, piano & voice

Offertory   “Avinu Malkeinu ”      trad. Jewish chant for Yom Kippur

Offering  shared with Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Unison Affirmation

Love is the doctrine of this congregation and service is its call.
Let this be our covenant:
to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.

Closing Hymn #212      “We Are Dancing Sarah’s Circle ”
words by Carol Etzler, tune: Jacobs Ladder
Catie Berg, Elizabeth Lewis and Marie Gorst, sopranos

Extinguishing the Chalice             

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