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
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
Sending Hymn #1057 Go Lifted Up
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