OOS 1-8-23

OOS 1-8-2023
“We Don’t Need to Be Whole to Be Loved”
Led by Rev. DL Helfer

A professor once told me that he had never met a person with too much self-compassion. Many of us judge ourselves with a critical lens – “I will be more worthy when (fill in the blank).” Today we consider our worthiness right now, as we are, no changes needed.

Soul MattersTheme: Finding Our Center

Thank you to our Worship Volunteers: Worship Partner: Rev. Eric Cherry; Usher: Renee Bucklin; Lay Pastoral Care Associate: Sue Bollens.

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting

Prelude: Polonaise by J.S. Bach

Opening Words by Rev. Theresa Ine Soto

Opening Hymn: #107 There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul

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

Time for All Ages

The Rededication of our Sanctuary

Children’s Recessional
As you journey  –  As you journey                   Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques

May you know  –  May you know

Love and hope go with you  –  

Love and hope go with you

Learn and grow  –  Learn and grow

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude: Kick The Can by R. A. Hutchinson


Sung in Response: #1008 When Our Heart is In A Holy Place

Call for the Offering: Our January Share the Plate Recipient Is Providence’s 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: A Dream of Hope by R. Schumann


Sermon: “We Don’t Need to Be Whole to Be One”

Closing Hymn: #318 – We Would Be One

Closing Words:  “Transfiguring Love” by Rev.Chip Roush

Carry the Flame