Sunday Order of Service

ORDER OF SERVICE

February 25, 2024

PRELUDE & PROCESSIONAL       Prelude & Fugue No. 21 in Bb by J.S. Bach

Myles Pointer Mace, piano

 

OPENING WORDS                                               by Rainer Maria Rilke

read by Nolan Watters

 

CHALICE LIGHTING                                              Jasper Murray-Bentz

 

*OPENING HYMN 361              “Enter Rejoice, and Come In”

 

TIME FOR ALL AGES         “The Girl with Big, Big Questions”

written by Britney Winn Lee & Jacob Souva

read by Kailey Thieme

 

SPOKEN MEDITATION                                                by Alex Kapitan

                                                                           read by Nolan Watters

SILENCE

 

CENTERING HYMN 123                    “Spirit of Life”

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                        Owen Richards

UNISON AFFIRMATION OF OUR MISSION (CONGREGATION)

We gather to nurture the spirit, engage the mind, and inspire action.

 

OFFERING                                                                    Milo Zakrzewski

This month we share 50% of all non-pledge cash in our offering plate with Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network. To contribute, put cash or checks made out to Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network in the offering plate and we will forward it for you. Or text 73256 with message give2uu. To contribute to First Church, give cash or checks made out to FUSM in the offering plate or text to give with a credit or debit card.

 

CHILDRENS RECESSIONAL HYMN 1018 (teal) “Come and Go With Me”

At 9:00 a.m., children and teachers join in singing verse 1, then proceed to religious education as the congregation continues to sing you on your way.

 

PLEDGE INTRODUCTION                             Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson

 

STEWARDSHIP TESTIMONIAL                                           Max Larson

 

INTERLUDE                                             La Folia          by Alessandro Scarlatti

Vera LeFort, violin

Alissa Rhode, piano

 

QUESTIONS THAT MAKE YOU GO, MMM                  Ryan Bruch and Thomas Horst

 

TURN AND BUZZ                                                                 Vera LeFort

 

QUESTIONS STORIES                                           Jasper Murray-Bentz

Suzy Larson

 

INTERLUDE                                        Where Do I Go?  words by James Rado

                                                                                     & Gerome Ragni

music by Galt McDermot

Max Larson, vocal

Alissa Rhode, piano

QUESTIONS STORIES                                                     Kailey Thieme

 

 

CLOSING WORDS                                             by Rev. Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson

read by Myles Pointer Mace

                                                                                                                

EXTINGUISHING THE FLAMING CHALICE                                            

 

*RECESSIONAL HYMN 1003        “Where Do We Come From”