Order of Service 5.8.22 Mother’s Day Music Service

Anthony Concepcion & Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

Mother’s Day Music Service

Mother’s Day is a special time of the year when we get to celebrate and honor the nurturers in our lives. This year, Chalice is celebrating mothers with a special all-music service. Join us for music honoring mothers by Paul Simon, Eric Whitacre, Bobby McFerrin and more!

May Theme – Nurturing Beauty 

Prelude – An Improvisation by Anthony Concepcion, Trey Henry, and Gene           Herd

Welcome – Reverend  Nica 

Introduction – Rick Wells 

Call to Worship – Reverend Nica 

Chalice Lighting –  The Niebergall Family 

Opening Hymn – #357 Bright Morning Stars 

Time for All Ages – God Bless the Mother by Hakim Tate, and illustrated by Nabeeh Bilal.  

Offering Words – Rick Wells 

Offering Music –  Prayer for Mothers by Donna Butler and Kathy Burdette; Chalice Choir, Chalice Intergenerational Choir, soloists-Scarlett Niebergall, Shane Niebergall, Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service or on cards in the foyer.

Time of Meditation- 23rd Psalm by Bobby McFerrin- Sopranos Norma Greenberg, Aline Reynders; Altos Randall Edwards, Marcy Wingard; Tenors Anthony Concepcion, Tom Powers; Basses Todd Hess, Floyd Martin

Meditation Song –  #1069 Ancient Mother

Musical Homily – 

Julia by John Lennon – 

Anthony Concepcion, vocals and piano; Dan Cragan, backup vocals; Trey Henry, bass; Gene Herd, percussion

The Seal Lullaby poem by Rudyard Kipling, music by Eric Whitacre –  

Chalice Choir, Anthony Concepcion, piano

Loves Me Like a Rock by Paul Simon – 

Anthony Concepcion, piano and vocals; Trey Henry, bass; Gene Herd, drums; Darcey Lober, backup vocals; Rick Wells, backup vocals

Closing Hymn – #207 Earth Was Given as a Garden

Benediction – Reverend Nica

Announcements – Rick Wells 

Postlude – Too Marvelous by Richard Whiting and Johnny Mercer – 

Anthony Concepcion, piano and vocals; Trey Henry, bass; Gene Herd, drums

Chalice Choir:


Madelaine Dix, Randall Edwards, Anne Ewell, Graciela Garibaldi, Norma Greenberg, Aline Reynders


Rita Buckley, Helene Chin, Mary Freed, Darcey Lober, Noreen Powers, Charmian Redwood, Marcy Wingard


Gary Johnson, Tom Powers


Todd Hess, Floyd Martin, Don Parker, Rick Wells

Chalice Intergenerational Choir

Rev. Nica Eaton Guinn, Chloe Niebergall, Scarlett Niebergall, Shane Niebergall, Rick Wells, Thelma Williams

Break-out Rooms: Neighborhood Groups 

  1. Service Discussion and Newcomers 
  2. Social Justice- actions and discussion 
  3. 70+ Seniors 

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