Communication With All Living Things – A Creative Dialogue led by Rev. Telos Whitfield.
Click right here on Sunday a little before 10:00 A.M. to join your ASC friends online.
There are many ways to communicate but is there a common thread that allows us to be in real dialogue with other human beings, animals, our earth and beyond? Let us explore what is required to live into holding “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” In honor of St. Francis, we will have a ritual to Bless Our Animals. Bring your animals to our service, or a bring a photograph to share!
“Communication With All Living Things”
Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our online service.
Order of Service
Sunday, October 11, 2020
ASC Board Greeting/Welcome and Announcements
Prelude All Creatures of Our God and King
based on Laudes Creaturarum by Francis of Assisi (1225)
Peter Gibbons, viola; Eva Greene, piano
We kindle our flame to honor our commitment to treating all creatures small and great with kindness and care. May the light remind us of the multitude of ways we can communicate with all beings.
My Path to Leadership: Kathy Squires
Sharing a Story
Blessing Our Animals Ritual
Sharing a Song A Place in the Choir by Bill Staines
Steve Squires, guitarist and singer
Sermon: Communication With All Beings
Hymn #52 “In Sweet Fields of Autumn”
words, Frederick Hosmer; melody, John Wyeth, sung by Christina Gibbons
Blessing our Candles of Joys and Concerns
Offering shared with The Commons
Offertory “Merci bon Dieu” from Haitian Suite by Frantz Casseus (1915-1993), sung by Harry Belafonte
Unison Affirmation (the words will be shared on your screen.)
Hymn #175 “We Celebrate the Web of Life”
lyrics, Alicia Carpenter; melody, Melchior Vulpius (1610)
sung by Elizabeth Lewis, Marie Gorst, Maisie Crowther
Extinguishing the Chalice
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.”
(sung 2 times)
Conversation and Coffee Hour