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sunday services

Maimonides: A Guide for the Perplexed -

Rabbi Abrams, Guest speaker

Order of Service

Greetings    Sharon Beard, Worship Leader
Prelude     Shalom, Traditional Hebrew Blessing; Tradition, Matchmaker, Miracle of Miracles, 
                                                                  Sunrise, Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof – Jerry Bock
Gathering Hymn #188    Come, Come Whoever You Are
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
Offertory     Shabbat Shalom, Traditional Jewish Song; Sabbath Prayer, Now I Have
            Everything, Far From the Home I Love, Anatevka, from Fiddler on the Roof – Jerry Bock
Sermon    Maimonides:  A Guide for the Perplexed – Rabbi Abrams, Guest Speaker
Hymn #215    Praise to the Living God
Closing Words
Sending Hymn #1058     Be Ours a Religion

Today’s Hosts

Children’s RE Director    Lisa Lawrence
Music Director    Debby Bullins
Musician(s)    Julian Rush
Sound    George Czeczyk, Jeff Drake
Ushers    Berta & Claudia Czeczyk
Welcoming Center    Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins

September 24
Ice Cream Social
September 25