Join us to sing about hope in challenging times, and to share that seeking and finding with others. Music performances by Steve Squires, Michael McKinney, Marie Gorst, Peter Gibbons, Jan Chaillou, Orion Barber, George Carvill, and others. For surprise guests, stay tuned!
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“Songs of Hope”
Order of Service
Sunday, August 7, 2022
BOARD WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS Barbara Woods
PRELUDE Amazing Grace (1772) Peter Gibbons, viola
CHALICE LIGHTING for Music Sunday Mary Moriarty
by Marnie Singer
The chalice is the container—
the space where the musicians and the listeners gather.
The oil is the fuel—
the hours of practice and life experiences of everyone in the room.
The wick is the instruments and vocal cords
through which the music will flow.
And the flame—the flame!—
is the music which is created, as if by magic,
when the instruments are lifted, the breath is inhaled,
and the downbeat is nodded.
May this flame ignite the music within us all!
LIGHTING OUR CHILDREN’S CHALICE
Over My Head Ameliah and Greg Hefele, Bill Ballard
Hard Times Come Again No More Steve Squires, Marie Gorst
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Marie Gorst, Orion Barber
READING The Gift to Sing James Weldon Johnson Ed Burke
Siyahamba Noonday Singers, led by Jim Levinson
Common Thread Jan Chaillou, Steve Squires
Act of Creation George Carvill, Michael McKinney
READING Listening Amy Lowell Maisie Crowther
OFFERING shared with The Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Eli, Eli music, David Zahavi Lakshmi Dasari, cello
BLESSINGS OUR CANDLES OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
River George Carvill, Michael McKinney
One Day (2008) Matisyahu Steve Squires, Marie Gorst
EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE Mary Moriarty
CLOSING CIRCLE “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)
*Please join in standing as you are able.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GUEST MUSICIANS
Lakshmi Dasari, cellist; Bill Ballard, saxophonist.
Noonday Singers: Bill Beardsley, Louise Cochran, KC Conlan, Margaret Hawthorne, Jim Levinson, Lisa Mahar, Clare Pearson and Josna Rege.
AND TO OUR EXTRAORDINARY TECHNICAL STAFF
George Carvill, Janis Chaillou and Bradley Hunt.