OOS 1-1-23 10:00 AM

OOS 1-1-23 10:00 AM
Recognizing Endings and Celebrating Beginnings
Led by Rev. Eric Cherry

As 2022 changes to 2023, we offer thanks and blessings for its having come, and for its passing. This informal service will include remembrances from the year that has ended, and inspiration for the year to come.



Westminster will have another service at dusk (4:00 PM) today that will include a fire communion ritual. All are welcome at both services.

 Thank you to our Usher Renee Bucklin.

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting

Prelude:  Happy New Year by L. Orsa

Opening Words: Salutation to the Dawn – Kalidasa

Opening Hymn:  #350 The Ceaseless Flow of Endless Time

Unison Affirmation
Love is the spirit of this church
And service our mission
This is our great covenant
To dwell together in peace
To seek the truth in love
And to help one another

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude: Remembrance by M.A. Labolida


Sung Response:  #1011 Return Again

Call for the Offering: Our January Share the Plate Recipient is
Beautiful Day. Beautiful Day is a gourmet granola company with a mission to help refugees to enter the job market and become welcomed, self-sufficient members of their communities, helping refugees adjust to life in America by offering paid, on-the-job training. Every job in our company is designed to be part of a hands-on classroom where trainees gain critical skills and the confidence to enter the job market. To donate go to:

Offertory:  Auld Lang Syne traditional Scottish arr. By Ph. Hamm

Remembering Endings and Celebrating Beginnings

Closing Hymn: #15 The Lone Wild Bird

Closing Words by Mary Oliver

Carry the Flame