“Memorial Day Service”

We anticipate that this service will be both in-person and on Zoom. Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 a.m. to join via Zoom. Click here to read our protocols for in-person attendance.When attending in person, please completely power off your cell phone during the service to preserve the Church’s WiFi bandwidth for our Zoom attendees.

On Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.  Our speaker will be Thomas French, a retired lawyer and longtime member of All Souls Church. Tom will describe his retirement project helping local veterans receive the services due to them. Christina Gibbons is the coordinator.

Order of Service

May 29, 2022

“Memorial Day Service”


Board Welcome & Announcements                                        Ron Niswander

Prelude:  “Cavatina” [theme from ‘The Deer Hunter’]       Stanley Myers
Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting

Children’s Chalice Lighting
We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism.  We are the church of the open minds.  We are the church of the helping hands.  We are the church of the loving hearts.

Introduction                                                                         Christina Gibbons


Unison affirmation  
“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.”

Opening Hymn #298: “Wake Now My Senses”

Story For All of Us: “The Wall”
written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Rob Himler
read by Karen Tyler

Anthem: “This Is My Song” words by Lloyd Stone, music by Jean Sibelius
                    All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director

Reflections: “For Services Rendered”            Thomas M. French

Meditation by the Rev. Wayne B. Arnason

Offering  shared with The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Emergency Fund for Ukraine

Offertory:  “There But For Fortune”     Phil Ochs
Eva Greene, piano

Blessing the Candles of Joys and Concerns

Closing Words                                                  Christina Gibbons

Closing Hymn #128:  “For All That is Our Life”

Extinguishing the Chalice

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

Blessing                                                                     Christina Gibbons