This Week's Service

Head for the Hills

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The desire to escape, but from what? The threat may
come from inside yourself rather than from others. A
writer, D. H Lawrence, and a theologian, John Donne,
weigh … read more.

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News from Rev. Chris Antal

Rev (Chaplain) Antal received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at 5:45 pm Wednesday December 16, at the Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, the first day of vaccinations in Philadelphia and less than 60 hours after the first vaccine was administered in the US. He was first priority because of his clinical work with high risk Veterans. At the time of this writing (12/17/20 at 7am) he is alive and well and experiencing no side effects, only gratitude and relief.

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Order of Service for 02/28/21

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  • Inviting Bell
  • Musical Prelude: ​​“One Day Soon”
  • Opening Words:What would you think if I sang out of tune? / Would you stand up and walk out on me? / Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song / And I’ll try not to sing out of key / Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends. / I get by with a little help from my friends.  — Paul McCartney and John Lennon
  • Welcome and Announcements 
  • Chalice Lighting: #449 
  • First reading: “Deaf Child Area” by J.R. Solonche from The Dust
  • Opening Musical Piece: You’ve Got a Friend in Me”  4-year-old Claire Ryann & Dad
  • Sharing of Joys & Sorrows 
  • A Moment of Silent Reflection
  • “Spirit of Life” 
  • Presentation: “People, Islands, and Love” Offered by Jim Tarvin, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Orange
  • Closing Musical Piece: “You’ve Got A Friend” – James Taylor
  • Closing words and Extinguishing the Chalice:
The flame is extinguished, but not our hope for the future, our courage in the face of crisis, or the love we share in all the world.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Zoom host: Elizabeth Tarvin                            Worship Associate: Mike Landrum