Order of Service for February 25, 2024
“Celebration Sunday”

Gathering Music

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Candles of Fellowship and 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: “When We Are Gathered,” #359
Sing both verses

Welcome

Call to Worship

Transition Music: “Death with Dignity” (Sufjan Stevens)
Crossing Chorale
Georganne D’Angelo, harp
Greg Pontier, guitar

Story for All Ages / “Go Now in Peace”

Meditation / Prayer

Reflection
Dr. Erin Busch

Reflection
Lisa Schilansky

Reflection
Jen Couchoud

Homily / Prayer
Rev. Kim Wildszewski

Hymn of Affirmation: “Spirit of Life,” #123
Sing through once

Financial Affirmation

Offertory Music: “Like the Wheel” (Tallest Man on Earth)
Crossing Chorale
Georganne D’Angelo, harp
Greg Pontier, guitar

Parting Words

Closing Hymn / February Centering Song:
“Gather Round” (Busch/Wildszewski)
Sing as a round

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.

Close of Service

Postlude

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With Thanks To:
Rev. Kim Wildszewski, Senior Minister
Lisa Schilansky, Ministerial Resident
Robin Pugh, Director of Congregational Life
Dr. Erin Busch, Director of Music Ministry
Worship Associate:
Al Migdal
Reflection:
Jen Couchoud
Musicians:
Crossing Chorale
Georganne D’Angelo, harp
Greg Pontier, guitar
Financial Affirmation:
Jane Root
Stewardship Committee
Co-Chairs: Scott Blaydon, Jane Root
Members: Leon Brooks, Anne Godlasky, Ron Iannacone,
Denny Rodgers, David Schumann, Klau
s Zechner
Tech Team:
Karen Coleman, MJ Hansen,
John Harvi, Simone Niemczura
Hosts:
Maria Baratta, Karen Kent, Steve Saddlemire
Steward:
Roberto Santiago