OOS 9-12-21

Water Communion OOS 9-12-21
Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

Thank you to our Worship Partner Sarah Quigg and our Ushers Renee Bucklin and Deb Weaver


Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: Badinerie from Suite #2  by J. S. Bach

Opening Words: by Rev Karen Johnston 

Opening Hymn: #361 Enter Rejoice and Come In

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

 Water Communion Introduction 

Story for All Ages: “The Little Stream Called to the Sea”  A Sufi story, adapted by Sidney Wilde, Adapted by Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt 

Sharing Part I – Wild Waters

Music: #210 Wade in the Water 

Sharing Part II – Healing Waters

Music: #1009 Meditation on Breathing 

Sharing Part III – Waters that Dance

Music: #1007 There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul 

Offering/Offertory Our September Share the Plate is Hope’s Harvest
Hope’s Harvest RI mobilizes volunteers to collect unharvested produce and deliver it to needy populations. As an efficient and effective solution to the twin challenges of food waste and hungry people, farm-based food recovery (also known as “gleaning”) strengthens our local food system and makes our communities less dependent on commodity food shipped from thousands of miles away instead of what’s in our own backyard. To donate  go to:

Pouring of the Waters

Water Blessing 

Closing song: #368 Now Let Us Sing

Closing words: “All Rivers Run to the Sea” By Kayle Rice

Carry the Flame of Peace and Love Until We Meet Again