“Poetry and Potatoes-Gratitude For the Little Moments”

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Poet Joyce Rupp writes of “gratitude for the little moments,” brief, simple encounters we experience every day. They can go by so quickly we miss the chance to be thankful, grateful for what we have and who we are, who we are becoming.



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Order of Service
Sunday, November 22, 2020



Prelude   An Alm for Love of God     Agustin Barrios-Mangore
Tom Baehr, harmonica;  Eva Greene, piano

Lighting Our Chalice 
We light our chalice this morning in gratitude for all that nourishes us –
Food to strengthen our bodies, wisdom and ideas to engage our minds,
connection and community to nourish our hearts,
compassion to lighten our spirits.
In gratitude, we kindle our flame.

Opening Words

Opening Hymn – Oh we give thanks
Sung by Elizabeth Lewis and Steve Squires
Photos selected by Elizabeth Lewis

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.”

Sharing a Story For All of Us   “I’m Thankful Each Day”    by P.K. Hallinan

Responsive Reading       “Desiderata”     by Max Ehrmann
voices of Rev. Telos and Christina Gibbons

Sharing a Poem    “Mending Wall”  by Robert Frost (excerpt)  
read by Howard Burrows

Anthem   Never Weather Beaten Sail
words and music by Thomas Campion        

                                         sung by All Souls Church Choir

Sermon  “Poetry and Potatoes”

Hymn    Here We Have Gathered    
Catie Berg, soprano; Stephen Berg, sound engineer

Sharing a Poem  “The Pasture” by Robert Frost     read by Esta Smith

Offering  shared with Root Social Justice Center

Offertory     3rd Prelude of Heitor Villa-Lobos”
  Michael Chapdelaine, guitar

Blessing of our Candles of Joy and Concern

Closing Hymn – For All That Is Our Life
 Eva Greene, vocal & piano

Extinguishing Our Chalice
As we extinguish our flame,
may the light live on offering us strength and comfort, a reminder of our connection to each other and our faith.

Closing Circle and song

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


Conversation and Coffee Hour