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

623-875-2550

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Sunday Services

Finding Peace What is the end of all our striving?

The common wish at the end of life is that we and others may “rest in peace”. But I think part of our spiritual challenge is to find peace in our living, beneath the struggle and stress.  Finding Peace What is the end of all our striving? The common wish at the end of life is that we and others may “rest in peace”. But I think part of our spiritual challenge is to find peace in our living, beneath the struggle and stress.

Rev. Terry Sims

 ORDER OF SERVICE

Greetings

Prelude ............................... Simple Song from Mass by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Schwartz

     Debby Bullins, soprano

Gathering Hymn #168............................................................................................... One More Step

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.

Reading ............ Thoughts on Peace Ellen DeGeneres, Mahatma Gandhi, and Meister Eckhart

Offertory................................................. Can You Hear the Rustle of the Stars Elena Borisova

Responsive Reading #677

Anthem.............................................................................. Imagine John Lennon, arr. Mac Huff

Sermon....................................................................... Finding Peace – Rev. Terry Sims, Minister

Hymn #1054...................................................................................... Let This Be a House of Peace

Closing Words

Sending Hymn #167........................................ Nothing but Peace is Enough for Me (sung twice)

Postlude                                                  

 

Today’s Hosts

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

Hospitality.......................................................... Tom Reemtsma, Joan Ponseigo

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

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

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

Ushers........................ Peggy Redmond, Janet Kafel, Amy St. Peter, Jean Deal

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

May 15
RE Meeting