Order of Service 7.16.23

Online and In Person – 10 am Sunday

Merlin Snider

How to Be a Good Ancestor

It may seem odd to think of yourself as an ancestor when you are still alive—until you stop to think that all of our ancestors were once the same as us—children of Mother Earth, raised with the values and expectations of their village and their ancestors. How do we honor them while acknowledging their missteps? Is there ancient wisdom that we have neglected? One thing is certain. We are planting (or cutting down) trees whose fruit we may never taste. Yet being part of the whole web of existence, how we respond will ripple like stones in the water, now and on and on and on.

July Theme – Delight 

Welcome – Merlin Snider

Introduction – Grenda David

Call to Worship – Grenda David

Chalice Lighting – Grenda David

Opening Hymn – “This Most Amazing Day ” by Merlin Snyder

Time for All Ages – “The First Blade of Sweetgrass”, a story by Suzanne Greenlaw and Gabriel Frey. Told by Debbie Snider

Manna Collection – Merlin Snider

Offering Words – Grenda David

Offering Music – “One Song a Day” by Merlin Snider.  With Debbie Snider and Trey Henry

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. You can email them during the week to worship@chaliceuu.org

Time of Meditation – Merlin Snider

Meditation Song – #123  “Spirit of Life  ”

Sermon – How To Be a Good Ancestor” – Merlin Snider 

Closing Hymn – “Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me” – Merlin Snider

Benediction – Merlin Snider

Announcements – Grenda David

Extinguishing the Chalice – Merlin Snider

Postlude – Tom Powers


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