Order of Service

Order of Service 12-03-2023
The Living Tradition
Led by Rev. Mr. Barb Greve

Worship Partner:  Al Jeffries
Lay Pastoral Care Associate:  Judy Adourian
Usher:  Paula Greenwood
Flowers are Provided by Paula Greenwood in Memory of Her Parents and Sister Janet.
Coffee Angels:  Men’s Group
Pianist:  Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Tech Host:  Jolanda Walter

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Chalice adapted from James Luther Adams

Prelude:  Menuet 2 by J.H. Buttstedt

Opening Words

*Opening Hymn:  #113, Where is Our Holy Church

*Unison Affirmation:
Love is the spirit of this church
And service our mission
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace
To seek the truth in love
And to help one another.

Time for All Ages:  “The Toadstool and the Spindly Plant” by Barbara Marshman

Children’s Recessional:   Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
As you journey  –  As you journey
May you know  –  May you know
Love and hope go with you
Love and hope go with you
Learn and grow  –  Learn and grow

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude:  l’ultima Eta by M. Appignani


Sung Response:  #1009,  Meditation on Breathing

Call for the Offering:  Our December Share the Plate Recipient is The Sharing Locker. The Sharing Locker is one of Westminster’s outreach projects and has been in operation since February 2010. We reach out to anyone in Washington or Kent County as well as Cranston residents who are experiencing a need for assistance with non-food products and/or pet food. The Sharing locker is, by design, closely aligned with the Westminster vision and mission. To donate go click HERE

Offertory:  Go On by K. Rebecca

Reading: Is This Your Religion?” by Rev. A. Powell Davies (from “without apology”)

Sermon:  “The Living Tradition”

*Closing Hymn:  #128, For All That Is Our Life

*Closing Words 

Extinguishing the Chalice:  Carry the Flame of Peace and Love until We Meet Again (repeat)