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17540 N. Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ, 85378
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Sunday Services


 Hope Is A Good Thing, Maybe The Best Of Things  - Pat lindgren

Order of Service

Greetings    Patricia Balfour, Worship Leader
Prelude     We Shall Overcome – African American Spiritual; On a Clear Day – Burton Lane; 
When You’re Smiling – L. Shay, M. Fisher & J. Goodwin; No Business Like Show Business – 
Irving Berlin; I Believe – E. Drake, I. Graham, J. Shirl, A. Stillman
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 #461    We Must Be Saved – Reinhold Neibuhr
Offertory    The Impossible Dream – Mitch Leigh; You’ll Never Walk Alone – Richard Rodgers; 
Climb Every Mountain – Richard Rodgers; You Gotta Have Heart – Richard Adler; Before the
Parade Passes By – Jerry Herman; Open a New Window – Jerry Herman
Hymn #347    Gather the Spirit
Reading    from The Importance of Hope – Dr. Laura Finley
Sermon    Hope is a Good Thing, Maybe the Best of Things – Pat Lindgren, Guest Speaker
Closing Words
Sending Hymn #1057    Go Lifted Up
Today’s Hosts
Children’s RE Director    Lisa Lawrence
Music Director    Debby Bullins
Musician(s)    Julian Rush
Sound    George Czeczyk, John Marshall
Ushers    Linda Vitale, Cynthia Bratcher
Welcoming Center    Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins

September 11
Choir Rehearsal