Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our online service.Our “Share the Plate” organization for March is Food Connects (“Healthy Families, Thriving Farms, Connected Communities.”) Laura Carbonneau will be our guest at the March 7 service.
“Healthy Families, Thriving Farms, Connected Communities”
Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 AM to join our online service.
Order of Service
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Board Greeting Ron Niswander
Prelude: Aguas de Marco Antonio Carlos Jobim
“and the riverbank talks of the waters of March
It’s the end of all pain, it’s the joy in your heart”
Eva Greene, piano; Dan Kasnitz, AV production
Chalice Lighting: by Katy Gelfand
We light our chalice as a symbol of gratitude
as we celebrate the abundance of our lives together.
In this sanctuary we harvest bushels of strength for one another, and offer our crop with the hands of compassion and generosity.
In the authentic and gentle manner of our connections, we cultivate a simple sweetness to brighten our spirits.
May we be grateful for the ways we nourish and uplift each other, for it is the sharing of this hallowed time together that sustains us.
Opening Hymn # 207: Earth Was Given As a Garden
Marie Gorst, soprano; Dan Kasnitz, AV production
Stewardship Moment Christina Gibbons
Reading: “Let the Artists Win” by Bob Janis-Dillon
read by Kathy Squires
Story For All Ages: “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena
read by Karen Tyler
Special Music Inch by Inch (The Garden Song) David Mallett
Steve Squires, voice, guitar & production
Offering Speaker: Laura Carbonneau of Food Connects
Offertory: Lorsque vous n’aurez rien a faire, Georges Massenet
“When I am with you… winter turns to spring”
Eva Greene, piano; Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Dan Kasnitz, AV production
Candles of Joys and Concerns
Hymn #318: We Would Be One Samuel Wright; Jean Sibelius (Finlandia)
Steve Squires, George Carvill & Eva Greene
Extinguishing the Chalice: by Amy Zucker Morgenstern
When we take fire from our chalice, it does not become less. It becomes more. And so we extinguish our chalice, but we take its light and warmth with us, multiplying their power by all of our lives, and sharing it with the world.
Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)