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TYPICAL SUNDAY SERVICE

Sunday Service:  March 11, 2012
LIFESPAN SUNDAY:  “Loosing My (Traditional) Religion”
The Rev. Julianne Lepp, Lifespan Minister
Worship Associate: Sue Fulkerson
Accompanist: Karl Lepp
*  =  Please rise in body or in spirit.     

CALL TO WORSHIP            Violet Kilmurray, Carly Lien, Lila Pickerign

MUSIC FOR GATHERING                             Carly Sauls, piano     
 "Burlesque" by Leopold Mozart

LIGHTING THE CHALICE                              Anna Rybicki
In unison: “Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the servant of truth.
Question your convictions, for beliefs too tightly held strangle the mind and its natural wisdom.” --Michael Schuler

* SINGING Enter, Rejoice, and Come In#361 (gray hymnal)

LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY                

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT           Kathy Ryder-Welter, Membership

STORY FOR ALL AGES                                   Sue Fulkerson
The Stargazer Who Discovered A Comet                                                                                                                          
MEDITATION, JOYS & CONCERNS
In unison: We hear you in your sorrow.  We hear you in your joy.  We stand with you in your challenges.  We dance with you in your celebration.”    –Jan Carroll, UUC Member

SINGING THE CHILDREN TO CHILDREN’S CHAPEL
“Go now in peace. Go now in peace. May the spirit of love surround you  everywhere, everywhere, you may go.”

GIVING  With gratitude for the abundance in our lives, we give to the life this congregation. Visitors, we welcome you as our guests, and invite you to let the basket pass you by.  Your presence with us is a gift. 
            MUSIC FOR GIVING                         Bob Jankowski, guitar and vocal 
            "Holy Now" by Peter Mayer (words on insert)

            CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (sing together)              
             “From you I receive, to you I give,
            together we share, and from this we live.” 

READING                                            Allison Seubert
Words from Maria Mitchell                                    
                                   
* SINGING I Seek The Spirit of A Child #338 (gray hymnal)

SERMON                                            The Rev. Julianne Lepp
“Loosing My (Traditional) Religion”

CONGREGATIONAL DIALOGUE (time permitting)

* CLOSING SONG Breaths #1001 (Teal Hymnal)

EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE        Anna Rybicki
In unison: “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.”   -Elizabeth Selle Jones

CLOSING WORDS                             Rev. Julianne Lepp    
                
POSTLUDE                                          Karl Lepp
Suite Opus 14, No. 1 by Béla Bartó

 

Please come downstairs to the social hall after the service and enjoy refreshments with members, friends and guests.