“Stepping Stones: Your Past is Your Path”

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

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“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)