Sunday, April 14, 2024

“Woven Into the Web of Life”


Board Welcome Chris Sullivan

Opening Song #1068 “Rising Green” verses 1 and 2

Indigenous Land Acknowledgment  Amanda Hays

From the Heart Heather Stone

Congregational Greeting

Bringing in the Light Nathan Hamm

Roses for Jessie” by Nancy Rumbel

Chalice Lighting Rev. Dana Reynolds

Naima Penniman, as quoted in Emergent Strategy

Time for All Ages: If I Were a Tree

by Andrea Zimmerman,  illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong

Hymn Reprise #1068 “Rising Green” verses 3 and 4

Offering Share the Plate Recipient

Connecting Community Corridors for Pollinators, People, and the Planet

Offertory “Mother Nature’s Son”

by Paul McCartney & John Lennon

Pastoral Meditation

If I Were a Tree: Hear and See Susan Carr

Choral Anthem Spirit of Life Choir

Michaela Brown, Director

“Dirait-on” from Les Chansons des Roses, based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, music by Morten Lauridsen”

Reading Wise and Unwise Gods by Tom Baillieul

Hymn #389 “Gathered Here”

Central Story: Because of an Acorn

by Adam & Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon

Reflection: Interdependence Amanda Hays

The Flower Ceremony

“Journey to You” by Doug Cameron

If I Were a Tree: Taste and Smell Dianne Kadonaga

Closing Hymn #1064 “Blue Boat Home”

If I Were a Tree: Love and Know

Extinguishing the Chalice Responsive Reading

If I were a tree

I know what I’d know

That spring will renew

And life carries through

Postlude We Will Keep a Place for You” 

by John Corrado

American Sign Language interpretation provided by Heritage Interpreting.

Before or after the service, you are welcome to light a candle or fill out a
Joys and Sorrows form at the back of the Sanctuary or online.