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Please join us for a very special service, brought to you by the Social and Environmental Action Committee and presented by our friends at Theater Adventure. This hybrid service (with the option of attending online or on Zoom) will offer some surprises in form and format, as we explore together what it means to live in harmony by embracing and celebrating our differences.
“Theatre Adventure Presents:
“Harmony: A Portrait of Friendship”
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Order of Service
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Greeting & Announcements Cathie Creed
Welcome to the Harmony Café, in honor of the Theatre Adventure upcoming show, “Harmony: A Portrait of Friendship” April 6, 7, and 8.
Prelude: “Harmony” Slideshow
Chalice Lighting Laura Lawson Tucker
In music, the definition of harmony is two or more different notes played together. The key to harmony in music, and among people, is different and together.
Opening Words Bob Tucker
“If you put any two or more different notes together, you have yourself a harmony. The key words are “different” and “together.” There is no such thing as “disharmony.” If the notes are different and they are together, it is harmony. It may be a sympathetic harmony or it may be a dissonant harmony, but it is harmony. Harmony is only lost if the notes become the same or are separated. As long as they remain different and together, harmony is maintained.”
Opening Song: “Friends” by Rich Nethercott
Friends, would you like to be friends
It’s no nice to be friends who hang out all day long
Friends who sing a common song.
Friends, it’s not hard to be friends
All it takes is just one kind word and a welcoming smile,
The seeds of trust grow and in a while…
I’ll know I can rely on you
And you know that I’ll have your back too.
Friends, everybody need friends
Whether good times or times of sorrow, they’re always there
To lend you a sympathetic ear.
Sometimes when you’re feeling down,
You need a helping hand to pick you up off the ground.
I know I can depend on you
And you know that I’ll be loyal, too.
(‘Cuz we’re) Friends, I’m so glad that we’re friends
Everybody needs friends
If all the world could be friends…
Reading Darlene Jensen
“Love is the energizing elixir of the Universe, the cause and effect of all Harmony.” Rumi
Special Music & Story For All Ages: “Limerick” Slideshow
Offering Guest Speaker Laura Lawson Tucker
Inviting the Offering Cathie Creed
Offertory: “Evening Prayer“ from the opera Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck (1893), Orchestra of The Welsh National Opera
Honoring Joys and Sorrows Cathie Creed
Reading Leslie Kinney
“Harmony- different and together- permeates our lives. As long as our differences don’t pull us apart, and our togetherness doesn’t extinguish our differences, we live in harmony.”
Closing Song: “Friendship Nation”
Extinguishing the Chalice Laura Lawson Tucker
“May we create peaceful harmony in the world.”
Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)
Coffee Hour and Conversation