Order of Service 10.30.22

This Sunday’s Service    Online and In Person

Reminder: Bring a photo to honor your Ancestors!

Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn, Sam Dickerson & Anahi Quiroz

What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

To celebrate All Souls, All Saints, Dia de Los Muertos, Samhain and Halloween, today we deepen our relationship with our ancestors. We ask how you want to be remembered? What kind of ancestor do you want to be? Join us for our annual tradition in which we share photos of our deceased loved ones and other ancestors we wish to honor. Rev Nica, Sam Dickerson and Anahi Quiroz will lead this special service.

Opening Hymn – #1051 We are . . .

Introduction/ Ringing the Bowl – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

Welcome – Sam Dickerson     

Opening Hymn Continued – #1051 We are . . .

Chalice Lighting – Sam Dickerson 

Time for All Ages – Sam Dickerson, Be a Good Ancestor by Leona Prince and Gabrielle Prince and illustrated by Carla Joseph.


The Chuck Wagon and Offering – Anahi Quiroz

Offering Music – Amor Eterno written by Juan Gabriel, performed by the Los Angeles based band, La Santa Cecilia. English translation prepared by Tiana Luz. (See ** below)

Amor Eterno https://youtu.be/jcKI1zGF1ZU

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service if you are online. If you are in person please fill out an index card. 

Prayer to the Ancestors – Sam Dickerson

Meditation – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn 

Meditation Song – #1003 Where Do We Come From?

Reflection – Anahi Quiroz

Honoring Our Beloved Dead & Ritual of Candlelighting – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

You Can Be a Good Ancestor by LaYinka Sanni [Video]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qeY6JMpPGw

Closing Hymn – #1001 Breaths

Benediction – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

Announcements – Sam Dickerson

Closing Words – Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

Postlude – Anthony Concepcion 

**Amor Eterno Lyrics Translated:

You are the sadness in my eyes

That cry in silence for your love

I see myself in the mirror and I see in my image

The time that I have suffered since your passing

I force my thoughts to forget you

Because I am always thinking about yesterday

I prefer to be asleep than awake

To forget all the pain of knowing you are not here


I wish that you were alive

That your little eyes never closed

That I was looking at them

Eternal love and unforgettable

Sooner or later I will be with you

To keep loving us


I have suffered so much in your absence

Since that day, I’m not happy

Even though my conscience is clear

I know that I could’ve done more for you

Dark loneliness is the one that I’m living

The same loneliness of your grave

You are the love in which I have 

The saddest memories of Acapulco


I wish that you were alive 

That your little eyes never closed

That I was looking at them

Eternal love and unforgettable

Sooner or later i will be with you

To keep loving us, eternal love

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