“Songs of Hope, Old & New”

 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!

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.

 

“Songs of Hope”

To see lyrics for the songs and sing along click this link. 

 

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.