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17540 N. Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ, 85378
United States

623-875-2550

Calendar / Events

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Sunday Services

Portrait of Thanks

We give thanks for good health, time with family, and a sense of purpose in our lives. During this time of year, we also give thanks for turkey, parades, and Black Friday sales. If we were to paint a portrait of thanks, what and who else would we include; disappointments, missed opportunities, and heart break? We will explore how every moment shapes who we are and how we can give thanks for all of it. 

Amy St. Peter

Order of Service

Greetings

Prelude .......... We Gather Together, 16th Cent Dutch melody; Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosmal;

                                                                                            Shine On, Harvest Moon – Nora Bayes

Gathering Hymn #1010.......................................................................................... We Give Thanks

Welcome Visitors

Lighting the Chalice

With its beauty and grace and strength, may this flaming chalice remind us of our highest

aspirations, our deepest commitments, and our most earnest intentions.

Lighting the Peace Candle

Story For All Ages................................................ Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Singing the Children Out.................................................. Children’s Recessional – Joyce Poley

     As you go on your way, may you be filled with gladness, Go in joy, go in joy!

     May fortune bless your day with peace and loving kindness, Go in love, go in love

Joys . . . Concerns

Silence, Meditation and Prayer     

Affirmation       Love is the spirit of this church and service is its law.

                           This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,

                           to seek the truth in freedom, and to help one another.

Responsive Reading #519

Offertory................... Come, Ye Thankful People, Come – George J. Elvey (1858); Lah De Dah,

        ‘Tis Autumn – (Composer Unknown) (Lyrics by Ella Fitzgerald); September Song – Kurt Weill

Reading ............................................................................................. Self Portrait – David Whyte

Sermon........................................................... Portrait of Thanks – Amy St. Peter, Guest Speaker

Hymn #108.............................................................................. My Life Flows On in Endless Song

Closing Words

Sending Hymn #413 .......................................................................................... Go Now in Peace

 

Today’s Hosts

Children’s RE Director............................................................... Lisa Lawrence

Greeters.................................. The Deal Family:  Steve, Jean, Cameron & Owen

Hospitality.................................................................................. Tom Reemtsma

Music Director.............................................................................. Debby Bullins

Musician(s)........................................................................................ Julian Rush

Sound................................................................... George Czeczyk, Paul Siniscal

Ushers.................. Linda Vitale, Danean Mitchell, Sally Thomas, Pat Whitney

Welcoming Center..................... .Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins

 

 

November 26
Private Wedding
November 29
Astronomy Club