Communication With All Living Things

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

Chalice Lighting                    
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.

Opening Words

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    

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

Conversation and Coffee Hour