Order of Sunday Service

  • PRELUDE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • CHOIR INTROIT
  • OPENING WORDS
  • LIGHTING THE CHALICE words by Christine Robinson
    • Leader: We gather this hour as people of faith.
      With joys and sorrows, gifts and needs.
    • People: We light this beacon of hope,
      sign of our quest for truth and meaning,
      in celebration of the life we share together.
  • OPENING HYMN
  • WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
    • Love is the doctrine of this Church,
      the quest of truth is its sacrament,
      and service is its prayer.
      To dwell together in peace,
      to seek knowledge in freedom,
      to serve humanity in fellowship—
      to the end that all souls shall grow
      into harmony with the Divine.
      Thus do we covenant with one another
      and with our God.
  • ANTHEM / SPECIAL MUSIC
  • SHARING OF JOYS, SORROWS & CONCERNS
  • CONVERSATION FOR ALL AGES (optional)
  • OFFERTORY
  • PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING
    • Rejoice in love we know and share,
      in love and beauty everywhere;
      Rejoice in truth that makes us free,
      and in the good that yet shall be.
  • PRAYER, MEDITATION AND CHIMES
  • RESPONSIVE READING
  • READING(S)
  • HYMN
  • SERMON
  • CLOSING HYMN
  • CLOSING WORDS
  • EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE words by Elizabeth Jones
    • 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
  • CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE
  • POSTLUDE (Please remain seated to listen)