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

623-875-2550

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Sunday Services

Hope to Face the World

What do we need to sustain us when life can throw so many obstacles in front of our happiness? How might faith and hope be related to that question and to each other? Come see where those questions might lead us. 

Rev. Terry Sims

Order Of Service

Order of Service – 10:30 a.m. – March 6, 2016

 

Greetings

Prelude..................................... Prelude No. 8 in Eb minor from The Well-Tempered Clavichord

                                                                                                                  – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Gathering Hymn #1000..................................................................................... Morning Has Come

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...................................................... Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen

     Owen Deal, saxophone

Story For All Ages

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.

Reading .................................. Hope is the Thing With Feathers – Emily Dickinson (1930-1886)

Offertory........................................................ Whispering Hope – Septimus Winner (1827-1902)

                                                                                            under the pseudonym Alice Hawthorne

Responsive Reading #610............................................. The Journey of Love – Mohammed Iqbal

Anthem................................................................................... Rise Above the Walls – Greg Gilpin

Sermon........................................................................ Hope to Face the World – Rev. Terry Sims

Hymn...................................................................... May We Shine a Light of Peace – Joyce Poley

                                                                             sung three times substituting Peace, Hope, Love

Closing Words

Sending Hymn #1057................................................................................................ Go Lifted Up

Postlude

 

Today’s Hosts

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

Greeters............................................................................................. Girl Scouts

Hospitality......................................................... VR Abrahamson, Joan Ponseigo

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

Musician.................................................................................. Connie Jahrmarkt

Opening/Closing Church................................................................ Ann Winsor

Sound................................................................. George Czeczyk, Ken Saunders

Ushers........ Judy Reynolds, Amy St. Peter, Jean Deal, Marylu & Jim Rideout

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




March 6
Hymn Sing
March 6
Church Picnic