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What might be the result of paying attention to the subtle,
cellular responses to a new idea? Jody McAssey will speak this
morning about daring to follow Psyche and Faith. As one faces a
new possibility, how do we trust all that is unfamiliar as we seek
exquisite satisfaction? The Way leads on.
“Follow the Lead”
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Order of Service
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Announcements and Board Greeting Catie G. Berg
“Prelude No. 2” George Gershwin
Eva Greene, piano
Chalice Lighting by Jelaluddin Rumi Catie G. Berg
“Come, come whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It does not matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again, come, come.”
Opening Words Jody McAssey
Today we chose to journey together for this sacred hour.
I share with you my words of pilgrimage knowing that we each travel our own journeys of discovery and wonder, challenge and triumph.
Upon our life path, we make decisions at each new fork in the road driven by circumstance and intuition.
We face the mysteries that await.
Pilgrim, be with me now.
Opening Hymn #42: “Morning, So Fair to See”
words: Vincent Silliman; Silesian hymn, 17th cent.
sung by Christina Gibbons
Story for All Ages: “Maybe” by Kobi Yamada
Read by Marty Shaw
Hymn #112: “Do You Hear”
lyrics by Emily Thorn, to the tune Union Harmony
sung by Catie G. Berg
Readings Narrative Jody McAssey
Reading: “Packing Light” Laura Foley
Offering shared with Turning Point of Windham County
Offertory: “Andante” from Partita in G Fernando Sor
Tom Baehr, bass dulcimer from his album “Ancient Echoes”
Honoring the Joys and Concerns
Reading: “Belief” Laura Foley
Sermon: “Follow the Lead” Jody McAssey
Closing Hymn: “Sing Out Praises for the Journey”
music: Henry Purcell (1659-1695) words: Mark DeWolfe
Marie Gorst, soprano, harmony by Eva Greene
Extinguishing the Chalice Catie G. Berg
As we move away from this gathering to go about our lives,
May all that we hold sacred within this caring community
Carry us forward with assurance and grace.
Benediction: The words of Ralph Waldo Emerson; Jody McAssey
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you,
pales in comparison to what lies inside you.”
Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)