Our Beloved Community, Strengthened


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Communities of faith are as ancient as belief itself, sharing a common core. How can we help in strengthening and sustaining the community of All Souls? We will launch our stewardship campaign, celebrating ways we can give to support this, our beloved community.





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Order of Service
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Welcome                                   Rev. Telos Whitfield

Announcements                          Leslie Kinney

Prelude      Intermezzo  by George Bizet
Tom Baehr, flute; Eva Greene, piano

Chalice  Lighting                              Christina Gibbons
With the kindling of our flame,
we honor the light each of us offers
that helps to strengthen our beloved community.

Opening Words                                                            Rev. Telos Whitfield

Opening Hymn      May Nothing Evil Cross This Door
                        poem by Louis Untermeyer
Maisie Crowther, soprano; Eva Greene, piano            

Story For All of Us    “Frederick” by Leo Lionni   
Read by Marty Shaw

Sharing My Stewardship Path to All Souls Church – Catie Berg

Anthem   “God’s Minute”

(in memory of Elijah Eugene Cummings, 1951-2019) 
poem anon., attr. to Benjamin Elijah Mays, music by Tom Baehr 


(Elijah Eugene Cummings (January 18, 1951–October 17, 2019) served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death. He was a politician and civil rights advocate. He quoted this poem in his inaugural speech to the House, saying that he said the poem sometimes 20 times a day, that it was a very simple poem, but one that he lived by.)

Sharing Readings                                                          Rev. Telos Whitfield

Sermon: “Our Beloved Community, Strengthened”   Rev. Telos Whitfield 

Hymn    All Creatures of the Earth and Sky
prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Christina Gibbons, soprano; Eva Greene, piano 

Offering  shared with Turning Point Recovery Center

Offertory   Peace Train     Cat Stevens
performed by Natalie Merchant

Blessing of our Candles of Joy and Concern

Closing Hymn   Amazing Grace  words by John Newton
 arr. Peter Amidon,
performed by Catie Berg, Eva Greene, Bob Wyckoff & Steve Squires

Extinguishing Our Chalice                                            Christina Gibbons
As we extinguish our chalice,
let us keep the spirit of our community alive,
by living into our principles and being true to ourselves.


Closing Circle and song
“Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again” (sung 2 times)

Conversation and Coffee Hour