Order of Service May 14, 2023 “The Flower Communion”

Order of Service 5-14-2023
“The Flower Communion”
Led by Rev. Eric Cherry

Worship Partner: Wendy Warburton
Lay Pastoral Care Associate: Meg Carroll
Pianist: Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Tech Host: Jolanda Walter


Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Rev. Amy Zucker

Prelude A Branch of May based on an English Spring Carol arr. by Grieg Gilpin

*Opening Hymn We Shall Be Known by Mamuse

*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

Presentation of Flowers and Time for All Ages 

Joys and Sorrows

Interlude A Mother’s Prayer words and music by C. Bayer and D. Foster

Prayer by Rev. Norbert Capek

Sung in Response #8 Mother Spirit, Father Spirit

Call for the Offering:
Our May Share the Plate is The National Council was founded in 2010 by a group of women incarcerated in federal prison in Danbury, CT. Many of them are mothers. The organization works to end the criminal legal system’s forced separation of women and girls from their communities and loved ones through hyper-local organizing, public awareness education, movement lawyering, and the national #FreeHer Campaign. The National Council also organizes against the incarceration of women globally through its International Network. The mission was and still is, to end the incarceration of women and girls.

Offertory Can You Hear the Flower Song? by L. Orsa


*Closing Hymn and Distribution of Flowers #66 When the Summer Sun is Shining

Closing Words by Rev. Norbert Capek

Carry the Flame