OOS 7-24-22

OOS 7-24-22
Led by Rev. Dr. Jonathan Malone
Thank you to our Worship Partner Deb Weaver and our Usher Doris Poisson

Welcome and Announcements 

Chalice Lighting

Chalice Reading from “When I Am Among the Trees,” by Mary Oliver

Opening Words by Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

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

Prayer/Meditation by Mary Oliver – Wild Geese

Offering: Our Summer Share the Plate Recipient Is Recycle-a-Bike of Providence. Recycle-a-Bike’s Mission is educating, empowering, and building community by connecting people and bicycles. By learning and sharing bike maintenance knowledge, people learn to believe in themselves and their community. Recycle-A-Bike’s  programs make the simple technology of pedal powered machines available to all with the help of a volunteer staff and general community skill sharing. Recycle-a-Bike also takes donations of rideable, unwanted bikes, and bicycle parts.

Reading(s) by Charles Taylor, A Secular Age
                    and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Death and Dying

Closing words 

Carry the Flame