“The Truth of Justice”

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All Souls is committed and engaged in a variety of social justice causes that reflect our faith and who we are. We will explore the truth and realities of justice and concrete actions we can take as individuals and as a community, together.

“The Truth of Justice”

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Order of Service
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Welcome                                                                        Rev. Telos Whitfield

Board Greeting & Announcements                               Leslie Kinney

Prelude: “On a Clear Day”     Burton Lane (1965)
                       Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting:                                                              Maisie Crowther              We light our flaming chalice to illumine the world we seek.  In the search for truth may we be just; In the search for justice, may we be loving, And in loving, may we find peace. 

Opening Words                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield  

Opening Hymn:  “Woke up this morning with my mind stayed on freedom”
By Rev. Robert Wesby (while jailed in Jackson, Mississippi)
Based on a traditional African-American hymn
Steve Squires, vocals; Eva Greene, piano
Daniel Kasnitz, production

Story For All of Us: “Just Ask” by Sonia Sotomayor

Sharing Our Covenant                                           Leslie Kinney                                                 
“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 Clothing for the Soul Divine”
Words by William Blake; Music by Tom Baehr
All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director


Readings                                                         Rev. Telos Whitfield 

Sermon: “The Truth of Justice”                           Rev. Telos Whitfield

Hymn #1045:   “There Is a Balm in Gilead”
Traditional African-American spiritual;
 Arr. Peter Amidon
 Solo, Janis Chaillou; Vocals, Robert Wyckoff, Steve Squires, Eva Greene

Offering shared with Ethiopian Community Development Council

Offertory:   Lift Every Voice and Sing
           Words: James Weldon Johnson, Music: J. Rosamond Johnson
Piano, Eva Greene 

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Concerns                                          

Closing Hymn #159:   “This Is My Song”
                Words: Lloyd Stone, Music: Jean Sibelius
                       Performed by Marie Gorst and Eva Greene

Extinguishing the Chalice
by Elizabeth Selle Jones                   Maisie Crowther

“We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community or the fire of commitment. These we carry 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