A Southern Gay Boy’s Quest for the Land of Convivialo
My sermon will follow my faith journey beginning with being outed as gay, then serving in 6 United Methodist churches, then starting and leading the Colorado AIDS Project for 17 years, followed by five years working with a right to die organization, Compassion and Choices, and then happily discovering this church. Th e sermon will be a combination of written words and musical bits and pieces from my 15 hymns and 8 musicals. Y’ALL COME!
The Rev. Julian Rush
Order of Service
Greetings Patricia Balfour, Worship Leader
Prelude Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon; You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
Gathering Hymn #347 Gather the Spirit
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
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.
Offertory There’s a Meeting Here – Bob Gibson;
I Believe – Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
Hymn #311 Let It Be a Dance
Sermon A Southern Gay Boy’s Quest for the Land of Convivialo
– Rev. Julian Rush, Guest Speaker
Sending Hymn #354 We Laugh, We Cry
Children’s RE Director Lisa Lawrence
Hospitality Brooke Gaunt
Music Director Debby Bullins
Musician(s) Cathy Mannino
Sound George Czeczyk, Jeff Drake
Ushers Cynthia Bratcher, Nancy Flann