This Week's Service


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As a part of the service we invite you  to bring an object that symbolizes what  motherhood means to you. 

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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.

Food Security Initiative

If you, or someone you know, are in need of an emergency food delivery, please call 845-288-3488 or email Please provide the following information:
  • Your full name
  • Your delivery address (including city)
  • Your contact phone number
  • Number of people in your household
You will receive a call back within 24 hours providing further details and information. ******************************************************   Members and friends – if you would like to join us to pick up food or make deliveries, please call 845-288-3488 or email

Order of Service for 5/09/21

To join using computer, tablet or smartphone:   To join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 US Meeting ID: 961 9770 5555   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Inviting Bell
  • Musical Prelude – by Lydia Adams Davis “Because I Love You” Original composition commissioned for a wedding
  • Opening Words – by Alice Walker – No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
  • Welcome and Announcements – Rose O’Neill
  • Chalice lighting: read by Marcia WestraBy Claudene (Deane) Oliva We light this chalice for mothers and mothering; to celebrate those who have taken on the task of nurturing a young one-baby, child, or youth-into adulthood; to celebrate those who have nourished the light of truth and compassion in growing minds and hearts; to celebrate those who have committed time, money, energy to the growth of others in this world. We light this chalice to celebrate and hold dear this flame of love.
  • Opening Music: Elvis Presley – “Mama Liked The Roses” (With Lyrics) 2:44
  • Sharing of Joys and Concerns
  • A moment of silent reflection – Let the bell draw you into a quiet reflection, meditation, or prayer.
  • Zoom Recording Reminder
  • Presentation: led by Marcia Westra –Sharing of objects that represent something about motherhood to you
  • Comments and Questions
  • Closing Song – Mason Williams – “Classical Gas”  (1968) 3:03

  • Closing Words – read by Marcia Westra
Nature by Emily Dickenson  Nature, the gentlest mother, Impatient of no child, The feeblest or the waywardest, — Her admonition mild In forest and the hill By traveller is heard, Restraining rampant squirrel Or too impetuous bird. How fair her conversation, A summer afternoon, — Her household, her assembly; And when the sun goes down Her voice among the aisles Incites the timid prayer Of the minutest cricket, The most unworthy flower. When all the children sleep She turns as long away As will suffice to light her lamps; Then, bending from the sky With infinite affection And infiniter care, Her golden finger on her lip, Wills silence everywhere.  
  • Extinguishing the Chalice: read by Rose O’Neill
Love is the spirit of our church. And service is our prayer. This is our great covenant. To dwell together in peace, To seek the truth in love, And to help one another.     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Zoom host: Elizabeth Mehling                    Worship Associate: Rose O’Neill