Order of Service

December 4, 2022

Welcome and Announcements 

Passing the Peace

Prelude       What Wondrous Love Is This       Southern Harmony                                                                                         (arr. John Carter)

Opening Words by Gretchen Haley

*Doxology        From all that dwell below the skies

 Let songs of hope and faith arise;

 Let peace, good will on earth be sung

Through every land, by every tongue.

*Covenant                                                                                                

Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its life.                                          

This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,                                                 

   To seek the truth in love, and to help one another.                                             

 James Vila Blake (adapted)

*Chalice Lighting by Chrystal Hogan

*Hymn #1003 Where Do We Come From?

Story for All Ages            “I Wonder”              Annaka Harris

Reflection “What I Wonder”     Rev. Douglas Taylor

Offertory                   Blessings           Jim Brickman  

(Today’s Special Collection will benefit our Holiday Adopt a Family)

Prayer               “The Miracle in the Mundane”          by Kyle Johnson

Silent Meditation                                                                                                                    

Hymn #352       (please remain seated)    Find a Stillness

Activity             The Seven Wonders

Reflection                                   Rev. Douglas Taylor

*Hymn #295 Sing Out Praises for the Journey

*Chalice Extinguishing (unison) by Elizabeth S. Jones

             We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth,                                              

the warmth of community, or the fire of community,                                    

These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

Benediction     “Mysteries Yes”        by Mary Oliver

Postlude         Bourree           Georg Philipp Telemann

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Technical Support: UUCB Stream Team

Focal Point: Pat Chirumbolo

*please stand in body or spirit

Listening devices are available from the ushers.