So often we are advised to “let go of our pasts” in order to move forward. Yet by actively remembering our happiest, most whole and satisfying moments, be they from childhood or more recently, we can be reminded of the positive experiences that brought us safely here and we can reinforce our confidence and clarity about the steps we can take from here to get where we ultimately want to go. You are invited to come willing to share in open conversation. We can learn so much from each other. Led by Elizabeth Lewis
“Stepping Stones: Your Past is Your Path”
Worship Leader: Elizabeth Lewis with Karen Tyler
Greeter: Ellie Weiss
Order of Service
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Board Welcome & Announcements Carla Fogg
Re-Lighting the Chalice: “Gathered Here” #389 Daniel Kasnitz & Elizabeth Lewis
Gathered here in the mystery of the hour. Gathered here in one strong body.
Gathered here in the struggle and the power. Spirit, draw near.
Introduction “Kitchen Sync” Karen Tyler
Opening Hymn Hymn #326 “Let All the Beauty”
Opening Words “Experiencing Joy” Elizabeth
Children’s’ Story and Discussion Karen Tyler
” Happiness is a Warm Puppy “
by Charles Schultz
Reflections on Joy and Memory Elizabeth
Including: The Work of Happiness by May Sarton
Video: Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden
Offering shared with The Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Sharing in Small Groups
The 7-word Autobiography…or….?
Possible readings from volunteers
Closing Words Elizabeth
From “How People Change” by Allen Wheelis
Closing Hymn #331 “Life is the Greatest Gift”
De-lighting the Chalice Daniel and Elizabeth
Our little lights combined,
We’re gonna let them shine….
Let them shine….
Closing Circle: “Carry the flame of peace and love
Until we meet again.” (sung two times)