“Healing And Transition = Transformation”
Order of Service
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Welcome and Board Greeting
Prelude Wilt Heden Nu Treden Dutch folk melody (1626)
Bob Wyckoff, trumpet; Eva Greene, piano
Chalice Lighting – In Need of Healing by Maureen Killoran
Welcome, you who come in need of healing,
you who are confused, or have been betrayed.
Welcome, with your problems and your pain.
Welcome, too, your joys and your wonderings,
welcome your need to hope, your longing for assurance.
Instead of answers, here may you find safety for your questions.
Instead of promises, may you find community for your struggles,
people with hands and hearts to join you
in engaging the challenges and changes of our day.
Opening Hymn #34 Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire Hal Hopson;
trad. English melody, performed by Beth and Michael McKinney
Special Music Hope Lingers On Lissa Schneckenburger
performed by the Boston Children’s Chorus
Story for All Ages – “The Big Orange Splot” by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Hymn #1015 I Know I Can Dennis Hamilton and Jeannie Gagné
singers: Steve Squires, George Carvill, Eva Greene
Offering shared with The Root Social Justice Center
Candles of Joys and Concerns
Offertory “Autumn” from El quattro stagione
Antonio Vivaldi, performed by the Budapest Strings
“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.”
Closing Hymn #301 Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky Grace Lewis-McLaren
Christina Gibbons, soprano
Extinguishing the Chalice – The Broken World Awaits by L. R. Knost
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.
Closing Circle Song
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.”
(sung 2 times)
Conversation and Coffee Hour