OOS 5-15-22

OOS 5-15-2022
“How Can We Keep from Singing”
Rev. Charles Blustien Ortman

Thank you to our Worship Volunteers: Worship Partner: Alfred Jeffries; Usher: Ingela Williamson


Chalice Lighting

Prelude: L’Adieu by L.V. Beethoven

Opening Words

Opening Hymn: #108 My Life Flows on in Endless Song

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: At the Beautiful Mediterranean Palace by E. Borisova


Offering: Our May Share the Plate Recipient is The Sharing Locker’s Farmer’s Market. For 4 years now The Sharing locker has partnered with West Bay Community Action, URI’s S.N.A.P. / food assistance outreach, and West Bay Farm to provide farm-fresh produce 4 months of the year to our Sharing Locker Clients, many of whom may lack access to fresh, healthy produce.  Due to the pandemic, a vital piece of this effort was curtailed—the senior/disabled $15 vouchers. We are looking to close the gap to continue the Farmer’s Market effort. To donate

OffertoryMenuet 2 by J. H. Buttstedt 

Readings: Ancient and Modern

Sermon: “How Can We Keep from Singing”

Closing Hymn: #168 One More Step 

Closing Words 

Carry the Flame