Order of Service 4-30-23

Order of Service 4-30-2023
“Powerlessness and Faith”
Led by Rev. Eric Cherry
Worship Partner: Renee Bucklinz
Ushers: Paula Greenwood and Janet Searles
Lay Pastoral Care Associate: Meg Carroll
Coffee Hour hosted by SEEJ

Pianist: Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Tech Host: Jolanda Walter


Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Liz Strong

Prelude Morning Dream by Hiroshi Yamaskaki

Opening Words

Opening Hymn #1007, There’s a River Flowing in My Soul

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

Time for All Ages

Children’s Recessional Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
As you journey – As you journey
May you know – May you know
Love and hope go with you –
Love and hope go with you
Learn and grow – Learn and grow

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude Richard Kearns Emlekere by V. Judit

Prayer “A New Serenity Prayer” by James Martin Sj

Sung Response #1031 Filled with Loving Kindness

A DRUMM Testimonial

Call for the Offering Our April Share the Plate Recipient is: Climate Action Rhode Island (C.A.R.I.). C.A.R.I. is concerned citizens working to build the climate movement in Rhode Island. An affiliate of 350.org, they’re fighting for 100% renewable energy, clean and sustainable earth, and environmental justice for all. As an action group, they focus specifically on the issue of climate change and what can be done on national, local, and individual levels. Based in Rhode Island, all new members are warmly welcomed! You can donate at

Offertory Melodie by Ignaz Brul

Reading from “Restored to Sanity” – Anonymous


*Closing Hymn #201 Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

Closing Words by St. Francis

Carry the Flame