Order of Service 12/12/21

For Everything There is a Season 

December 12th, 2021 at 10 am

Merlin Snider

“Joy & Woe are woven fine / A Clothing for the soul divine / Under every grief & pine / Runs a joy with silken twine.” So wrote the English poet, William Blake. His words call to mind the Book of Ecclesiastes: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, a time to die . . . a time to weep, and a time to laugh.” In this classic work of ancient Hebrew wisdom literature (a favorite since I was 14) the sage compels us to reflect on the impermanent nature of all things human: our books, our knowledge, our possessions, our wealth, our lifespan. And in so doing we seek a path to life that is good and happy and whole.

Order of Service

December Theme- Opening to Joy

Prelude- Anthony Concepcion

Welcome and Call to Service – Tim Snowber

Chalice Lighting – Debbie Snider and Grandkids

Opening Hymn #123 Spirit of Life

Time for All Ages Sam Dickerson – Pandora’s Gift

Offering Words – Trey Henry

Offering Music – Turn Turn Turn performed by Merlin, Debbie, and Trey Henry.

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service. Those participating in person can text Tim at 805 204-6037.

Meditation – Merlin Snider

Meditation Song – Be Here Now written and performed by Merlin Snider

Sermon – To Everything There is a Season- Merlin Snider

Closing Hymn – #354 We Laugh, We Cry

Benediction – Merlin Snider

Chalice Extinguishing Words – Tim Snowber

Zoom Breakout Rooms this week

  1. Service/Sermon discussion & newcomers

  2. Open discussion

  3. Social Justice discussion

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