June 9th Sermon "Flower Communion" by Rev. J Sylvan

04 June 2024


Please join us for our last sermon of the season on Sunday Service, June 9th at 10 am
"Flower Communion"
Rev. J Sylvan
Service will be live-streamed on Zoom (the zoom link is on the front page of the website)
Following the service,  join us for our Annual Potluck Picnic on the playground (bring a dish to share).

Order of Service

  • Prelude: "Ländler for Two Songbirds" by David Owens, pipe organ
  • Introit: #188, "Come, Come, Whoever You Are" – words adapted from Rumi (1207-1273); music by Rev. Lynn Ungar (American, b. 1963); led by Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Welcome & Announcements – Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Chalice Lighting – Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Opening Hymn: #61, "Lo, the Earth Awakes Again" – words: Samuel Longfellow (American, 1819-1892); music: Lyra Davidica (London, 1708), version of John Arnold's Compleat Psalmodist (London, 1749)
  • New Member Ceremony
  • Song of Gratitude: #1010, "We Give Thanks" – words & music by Wendy Luella Perkins (Canadian, b. 1966); led by Rev. J Sylvan
  • Share the Plate: Carina Linares, Community Engagement Coordinator at Encircle
  • Offertory – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Doxology
    • From all that dwell below the skies
    • Let hymns of faith and hope arise
    • May peace, good will on earth be sung
    • Through every land by every tongue
    • Amen
  • Sermon: "Flower Communion" – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Flower Communion
  • Closing Hymn: #78, "Color and Fragrance" – words and music by Norbert Čapek (Czech, 1870-1942)
  • Benediction – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Postlude: (a surprise) by Mozart, Lennon and McCartney, Owens, and Dettori