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In this service presented by the Social and Environmental Action Committee and featuring the Women’s Freedom Center, Advocate Shari will tell us about their work in the past year, and explore the importance of building a society in which positive body image and personal empowerment contribute to safe and healthy relationships.
“You Are Enough”
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Order of Service
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Board Greeting & Announcements
Prelude: “Lullaby for Strings” (1919) George Gerswhin
Eva Greene, pianist
Chalice Lighting by Elizabeth Strong
Reverently I offer this symbol of our hope and high intent.
Reverently I bequeath this flame to you.
This is the light that is lit for everyone who comes into the world.
Bear this light to others, one by one.
Let the flame go from life to life till all is lit with its warmth.
Tell that the light means wisdom
Tell that the light means kindness
Tell that the light means understanding
Tell that the light means tolerance
Tell that the light means sacrifice
Tell that the light is a vision of a fairer world.
Tell that this is the light that is lit for everyone who comes into the world
Opening Words Karen Tyler
Opening Hymn: “I Am Willing” by Holly Near
sung by Bob Wyckoff, Steve Squires, and George Carvill
Reading: “God Says Yes to Me” by Kaylin Haught
read by Maisie Crowther
Hymn #1053: “How Could Anyone Ever Tell You” Libby Roderick
Steve Squires, singer & guitarist
Story For All Ages: “I Am Enough”
by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
Hymn #1006: “In My Quiet Sorrow” Jeannie Gagné
Marie Gorst, soprano
Interpretation, Beverly Miller
Offering Guest Speaker: Advocate Shari of the Women’s Freedom Center
Offertory: “Lead Me Lord”
composed by Samuel Wesley, based on Psalm V:8
Hilary Menegaz Weitzner, violinist
Candles of Joys and Concerns Karen Tyler
Reading: “The Journey” by Mary Oliver
Special Music: “We’re Still Here” by Holly Near
transcribed and arranged by Bob Wyckoff
Catie G. Berg, soprano; Jan Chaillou, alto
Extinguishing the Chalice by Lauralyn Bellamy
“If here you have found freedom, take it with you into the world. If you have found comfort, go and share it with others. If you have dreamed dreams, help one another, that they may come true! If you have known love, give some back to a bruised and hurting world. Go in Peace. ”
Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)
Benediction: “You can’t go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are, and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis