“From a Common Source – Our Ingathering Service!”

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We will come together to begin our new year, sharing our water and our stories! We will hold our water ceremony, hear each other’s stories and offer care and blessing for our new year ahead.


“Our In-Gathering Service: From A Common Source” 

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

Order of Service
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Welcome                                                                          Rev. Telos Whitfield

Announcements                                                              Leslie Kinney

Prelude:  Alm For the Love of God” Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)
Tom Baehr, flute; Eva Greene, piano

Chalice  Lighting   by Dag Hammarskold                      Mary Immekus  
We kindle our flame this morning in honor of water – source of all life. From the smallest stream to the vast oceans, to the fresh water from our tap, we offer our deep gratitude.                                             

Opening Words                                                               Rev. Telos Whitfield

Opening Hymn #347 “Gather the Spirit” Jim Scott
sung by Catie Berg

Story For All of Us:  “We Are Water Protectors”
written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade

Sharing Our Affirmation                                                   Leslie Kinney
“Love is the spirit 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.”

Reflection: “From a Common Source”                           Rev. Telos Whitfield

Anthem:     “Fall (The Road Is Calling)”
a 4 part round, words and music by John Krumm
All Souls Choir, directed by  Tom Baehr       

Our Water Ceremony                                                      Rev. Telos Whitfield
Our History…Our Stories

Blessing Our Water – Responsive Reading                    

Hymn #128 “For All That Is Our Life”     Bruce Findlow
sung by Eva Greene

Offering  shared with Brattleboro Community TV

Offertory     “Jacob’s Ladder” African American spiritual (c. 1750)
Eva Greene, piano

Blessing of our Candles of Joy and Concern

Closing Hymn #300 “With Heart and Mind”  words by Alicia Carpenter
sung by Marie Gorst

Extinguishing Our Chalice                                       Mary Immekus                                      
As we extinguish our flame, let us hold fast to what we know to be true – we are a community of care and strength, creativity and faith. May this knowledge hold us together until we gather again.

Closing Words                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield

Closing Circle and song 

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


Conversation and Coffee Hour