Sunday, December 10, 2023
Ringing of the Bell
Call to Community: “Put Your Roots Down” by Molly Hartwell
Call to Worship
Chalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation : Kim Frappier
Love is the doctrine of this congregation, the quest for truth is our sacrament and service is our prayer.
To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom, to serve humanity in fellowship, thus do we covenant with one another.
Community Connection: Lisa Reitzes, Worship Associate
Welcoming New Members: Laura White
Hymn: #55 “Dark of Winter”
Time for All Ages: “The Shortest Day, Celebrating the Winter Solstice”, written by Wendy Pfeffer Illustrated by Jesse Reisch , shared by Charlie Wilson
Singing the Children Out:
We hold you in our love as you go, as you go. May your heart be at peace as you go.
To worship the spark of your precious life, we hold you in our love as you go.
Offering: Northwest Harvest (Give by Text: 616-404-4171)
Gift of Music: Josefins Dopvals by Roger Tallroth- fiddle and flute with Chris McEwen and Lisa Maynard
Joys and Sorrows
Time of Meditation & Pastoral Prayer
Sung Response: “There Is a Love”
Personal Reflection: Lisa Reitzes
Anthem: “Oh Holy Dankness, Loving Womb ” by Jann Aldreadge-Clanton Rainier Reunion and Gracie Bucklew, Guitar
Sermon: “A Seed Underground” – Rev. Carter Smith
Sending Hymn: #226 “People Look East”
Gratitude & Announcements
Closing Words and Releasing the Flame