I sometimes think that being “real” with each other is overrated. After all, our authentic selves contain our worst as well as our best. On the other hand, if we are not who we truly and fully are, what is left for us to be with each other? It takes courage to be who we really are. - Rev. Terry Sims
Order of Service:
Prelude A Winter Landscape – Gustave Lind
Gathering Hymn #168 One More Step
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 #658 To Risk
Offertory The Silver Dunes – Annick Ozier Lafontaine
Reading Go Boldly – Jean Olson
Anthem Be the Change – Michael Abels
Sermon Getting Real – Rev. Terry Sims, Minister
Hymn #1035 Freedom is Coming
Sending Hymn #167 Nothing But Peace Is Enough For Me
Greeters Judith & Chuck Linden
Hospitality Cathy Mannino
Children’s RE Director Lisa Lawrence
Music Director Debby Bullins
Musician(s) Kent Trostel
Sound George Czeczyk, Ken Saunders
Ushers Terry Anderson, Susie Cole, Mary Ellen Baker, Sharon Steigmann
Welcoming Center .Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins