Love Finds Its Way

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Love is a powerful and undeniable force that we could imagine running
through all living things. It can be a challenge and an opening so
may we let love find its way into our lives in a wide variety of
ways

“Love Finds Its Way”

Order of Service 
Sunday, February 13, 2022

Welcome                                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Greeting & Announcements                               Catie G. Berg

Prelude: “Bethena”   (1905)    Scott Joplin
         Written in memory of his wife
   Eva Greene, piano; Dan Kasnitz, production
 
Chalice Lighting by Amiliah Hefele-Christophe                                                             
“Let there be light!
We light our chalice to care for others, everyone.
This is a place to laugh,
A place for wonder, a place for fun.
A place to be you.
Welcome, welcome everyone.”        

Opening Words                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield  

Opening Hymn #129:  “Let Love Continue Long”
       Words: Berkley Moore; Music: John Ireland
                Sung by Marie Gorst and Eva Greene
     
                         
Story For All of Us: “Somebody Loves You, Mr Hatch”
        By Eileen Spinelle; Illustrated by Paul Yalowitz 
                     Read by Marty Shaw
                       
Sharing Our Covenant                                           Catie G. Berg                                                 
“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) 
                                               
Sharing: What We Love About All Souls Church

Anthem:  “Rise Up My Love, My Fair One”  
               From Song of Solomon; Music by Healey Willan
                   All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director
                         
Sharing Readings                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield 

Hymn: “Give Yourself To Love”  Words and music by Kate Wolf
          Steve Squires, voice, guitar and production
             Beverly Miller, artistic interpretation 

Sermon: “Love Finds Its Way”                           Rev. Telos Whitfield
                   
Offering shared with Turning Point of Windham County 

Offertory:   ” Waltz, Op. 39: 9″      Johannes Brahms
                             Eva Greene, two pianos

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Concerns                                          

Closing Hymn:   “There Is More Love Somewhere”
               Traditional African American Hymn
                   Sung by  Bob Wyckoff and Eva Greene
                        Beverly Miller, artistic Interpretation  
                          Daniel Kasnitz, production
                       
Extinguishing the Chalice                     Ian Hefele and family                                                                                                           
We blow our chalice flame out but we carry the light with us, spreading love and wonder to everyone we meet.

Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)

Benediction                                                               Rev. Telos Whitfield

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