OOS 8-28-22

OOS – 8-28-22

Summer Blues Service
Led by Tom Stites

Thank you to the members of the Band: Peter Bortolotti (guitars and vocals); Richard Carbone (saxophone, clarinet, flute, etc.); Ron L’Herault (trombone and trumpet); Teah Markstone (vocals); Preston McClanahan (bass); Jon Searles (drums); Bill Stone (vocals); Howie Stone (piano and vocals)

Thank you to our Worship Partner Carolyn Mark and our Ushers Tina Lozano and Stephen Conlon.


Processional: When the Saints Go Marching InThe Band

Prelude: C Jam Blues The Band

Introduction of Guest Speaker Bill Stone

Opening Words: From James Baldwin

Hymn: #123 Spirit of Life

Affirmation:  No. 473

Lighting of the Chalice: #362 Rise Up O Flame  

Reading from Tom Piazza

Blues Interlude: I Don’t Need No DoctorThe Band, vocal: Bill Stone

Shared Prayer and Meditation

Jazz Interlude: SummertimeThe Band, vocal: Teah Markstone

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. People learn to believe in themselves and their community by learning and sharing bike maintenance knowledge. Recycle-A-Bike’s programs make the simple technology of pedal-powered machines available to all with the help of volunteer staff and general community skill sharing. Recycle-a-Bike also takes donations of rideable, unwanted bikes, and bicycle parts. To donate go to:

Offertory Music: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and OutThe Band, vocal: Peter Bortolotti

Reading:  From Martin Luther King Jr.

Blues Interlude: Goin’ to Kansas City  – The Band, vocal Howie Stone

Homily:  Blues, Jazz, and Justice

Hymn# 118 This Little Light of Mine

Closing Words from Tom Piazza

Closing Jazz: It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That SwingThe Band