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

623-875-2550

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Sunday Services

.Mothers, Biological and Emotional

One of the most difficult jobs in the world is raising a child to be a happy, well-adjusted, contributing member of society. Not everyone can or wants to do it. 

Pat Lindgren

Order of Service

 

Greetings....................................................................................... Patricia Balfour, Worship Leader

Prelude ................ Impromptu in Ab major (to Anton Rubenstein) P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

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................... What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day Martha Simpson

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 ............................................................................................... The Prophet Kahil Gibran

Offertory.................................................................. Cradle Song Alexander Ilynsky (1859-1920)

Responsive Reading #596.............................................................................. Boundless Goodwill

Anthem....................................................................................... Pacem Andy Beck & Brian Fisher

Sermon..................................... Mothers: Biological and Emotional – Pat Lindgren, Guest Speaker

Hymn #100............................................................................................ I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Closing Words

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

Postlude                                                  

 

Today’s Hosts

 

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

Hospitality......................................................................... Jim Dobbins, Cathy Mannino

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

Musician(s)........................................................................................ Connie Jahrmarkt

Sound...................................................................... George Czeczyk, Charlie Mannino

Ushers.......................... Barbara Smith, Jeff Drake, Cynthia Bratcher, Jim Rideout

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