Order of Service for September 25, 2022
The Landscape of Our Ancestors:  
Belonging to the Earth
(A Joys and Sorrows Sunday)

Gathering Music

Land Acknowledgement

Candles of Fellowship

Lighting the Chalice of Heritage
Let us open our eyes to see what is beautiful.
Let us open our minds to learn what is true.
Let us open our hearts to love one another.

Opening Hymn: #21 “For the Beauty of the Earth” 


Meditative Music: “What a Wonderful World” (Theile & Weiss)
Fareed Simpson-Hankins (trumpet), Erin Busch (piano)

Story for All Ages/“Go Now in Peace”


Joys and Sorrows

Reflective Music

Centering Prayer and Meditation

Hymn of Affirmation: #123 “Spirit of Life”

Financial Affirmation

Offertory Music: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”  
(Arlen & Harburg)
Fareed Simpson-Hankins (trumpet), Erin Busch (cello)

Parting Words

Closing Hymn: #34 “Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire”

Extinguishing the Chalice
We extinguish this chalice, but not the light of truth,
The warmth of community or the fire of commitment.
These remain kindled until we meet again.   



With thanks to:
Rev. Kim Wildszewski, Senior Minister
 Robin Pugh, Director of Congregational Life
Sarah Ahrens, Director of Family Ministry   
Worship Associates –  Greg Pontier, Michael Howe-Smith
Musicians – Fareed Simpson-Hankins, trumpet;
Erin Busch, Director of Transitional Music Ministry, piano and cello
Tech team – Karen Coleman, John Harvi,
MJ Hansen, Nick Mellis, Simone Niemczura, Rachel Hansen, Ariel Schwartz 
Hosts – Shelley Catanzaro, Judy MacLaury, Ivan Winegar