Symbols and Myth: A Beginning Exploration

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Ancient symbols and myths, meanings that remain powerful today.
We will explore symbols such as the circle and spiral, their
meaning and history, honored by ancient Mayans and indigenous
cultures. Seen on cave walls, on stones and in the earth, and
within the wings of butterflies, their presence is universal.

“Symbols and Myth: A Beginning Exploration”

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Order of Service
Sunday, February 27, 2022

Welcome                                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Greeting & Announcements                         Catie G. Berg

Prelude: “Hymn to Freedom”   Oscar Peterson
                Bob Wyckoff, trumpet; Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting                                                           Christina Gibbons
We kindle our chalice flame, symbol of our free and all-embracing faith. The light flows through us and out to touch all we encounter. May it strengthen and sustain us.  

Opening Hymn #151: “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free”
by Dr. Billy Taylor
Singers: George Carvill, Steve Squires, Eva Greene

Story For All of Us: “Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeannette Winters
Sharing Our Covenant                                           Catie G. Berg                                                 
“We build our church on a foundation of love,
and covenant with one another:
to freely explore our values and honor our diversity
as a source of communal strength,
to accept responsibility for our individual acts
and promote justice and peace,
to celebrate the joys of discovery,
embracing the fullest measure of our humanity,
to communicate with kindness and support,
to serve with compassion and commitment,
to openly share our laughter and tears, and
to show reverence for the divine in all that is.”
(Covenant adopted on April 17, 2001) 

A Stewardship Moment – Christina

Anthem:  “We Circle Around”
              Words and Music by Ruth Elaine Schram
All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director

Sharing Readings                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield 

Hymn #155: “Circle Round for Freedom”
words and music: Linda Hirschorn
led by Cathie Creed and Beth McKinney

Sermon: “Symbols and Myth: A Beginning Exploration”                           Rev. Telos Whitfield
Offering shared with The MInister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory: “We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace”
African-American hymn
Eva Greene, piano 

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Concerns                                          

Closing Hymn:  “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”
                         trad. African-American spiritual
(based on Isaiah 48:18, 66;12)
Steve Squires, George Carvill, Elizabeth Lewis, Janis Chaillou

Extinguishing the Chalice by Rev. Elizabeth Selle Jones
We extinguish our flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community or the fire of commitment. These we hold in our hearts until we are together again.                    

Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)

Benediction                                                               Rev. Telos Whitfield

Coffee Hour and Conversation