“I Mean to Say”

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Poems give us the opportunity to pause, reflect, and choose words wisely.  They can help us live with intention.  If you have a poem to contribute to this service, your own or a favorite poem by someone else, please contact Christina Gibbons.

Sunday, January 30, 2022
Order of Service
“I Mean to Say”

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ASC Board Greeting                                                       Leslie Kinney

Prelude:    “An Alm for the Love of God” Agustín Barrios (1885-1944)
Tom Baehr, harmonica; Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting                            Christina Gibbons 
“Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest, but the
seeds of all things are blest.
The blessing is in the seed.”Muriel Rukeyser

Opening Words                                                                     Christina Gibbons

 Covenant of All Souls Church:
“We build our church on a foundation of love,
and covenant with one another:
to freely explore our values and honor our diversity
as a source of communal strength,
to accept responsibility for our individual acts
and promote justice and peace,
to celebrate the joys of discovery,
embracing the fullest measure of our humanity,
to communicate with kindness and support,
to serve with compassion and commitment,
to openly share our laughter and tears, and
to show reverence for the divine in all that is.”
(Covenant adopted on April 17, 2001) 

Opening Song: “Let it Be”  (1970) Paul McCartney
 Steve Squires, voice and guitar

Reading 1    Matins   Charles Butterfield

Note:  All interludes are excerpts from Un dia de noviembre     Leo Brouwer
Guitarist, Tatyana Ryzhkova (excerpt) 

Reading 2     In December   Ed Burke


Reading 3     Hallowed Ground  Beverly Miller


Reading 4     Consternations    Elizabeth Lewis


Reading 5    “The Dangling Conversation” (1966)  by  Paul Simon
Performed and produced by Steve Squires

Reading 6     Stacks of Books    Howard Burrows


Reading 7     Waving to Grammie  at 16    Maisie Crowther


Reading 8      Entrance   Fran Freeman


Offering  shared with The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory:   “Waltz in A major/ Variation”    Chopin/Mompou
Eva Greene, piano    

Honoring the Candles of Joys and Concerns

Closing Hymn #168:  “One More Step”    Joyce Poley
Sung by Cathie Creed, Elizabeth Lewis, Beth McKinney, Maisie Crowther 

Extinguishing the Chalice                                   Christina Gibbons
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.  These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Closing Circle
             “Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.”  (2X)

Blessing                                                                     Christina Gibbons