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

623-875-2550

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Sunday Services

Order of Service

In Service to Mother Earth

Today we are celebrating Earth Day.  We can serve principles and people, but those only survive if we still have a planet home for them.  What if today and tomorrow and all the days aft er we asked ourselves, “What good can I do for the whole planet today?”

Rev. Terry Sims

Greetings

Prelude ..................................................................................................... Eclogue Arthur Foote

Gathering Hymn #361.......................................................................... Enter, Rejoice and Come In

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

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 #550.................. We Belong to the Earth attributed to Chief Noah Sealth

Offertory................................................................................................. Spiritless Moises Nieto

Reading........................................................................ from The Lorax, by the prophet, Dr. Seuss

Anthem .......................................................................................... Terra Omnis Audrey Snyder

     Bill Chartrand, percussion

Sermon.................................................... In Service to Mother Earth – Rev. Terry Sims, Minister

Hymn #207....................................................................................... Earth Was Given as a Garden

Closing Words

Sending Hymn #318.......................................................................................... We Would Be One

Postlude                                                  

 

Today’s Hosts

 

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

Greeters........................................................................................... Jim Dobbins

Hospitality............................................................... Bruce Sorter, Deanne Lange

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

Musician(s)...................................................................................... Kent Trostel

Opening/Closing Church............................................................................ TBA

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

Ushers............................... Sally Thomas, Janet Kafel, Jean Deal, Pat Whitney

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