Order of Service sample pdf


General Structure of the Order of Service


“…all the windows of my heart I open to the day.”
(from Hymn No. 9)

Today’s Date

Gathering Bell

Prelude: Un Sospiro (Franz Liszt)


*Opening Song, No. 123, “Spirit of Life”
Spirit of Life, come unto me;
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.

Joys and Concerns
We are joyful to welcome two new members to our Fellowship.

Chalice Lighting
*Hymn No. 131
“Love Will Guide Us”

Story for All Ages
*Song for the Children, No. 118
“This Little Light of Mine”
As children exit, we will form an arch and sing.

Offertory: Sonata No. 23 Op. 90 (Beethoven)

Meditative Moment


“Adventures and Misadventures on My Spiritual Path”


Closing Words
*Closing Song
Go now in peace; go now in peace.
May the spirit of love surround you
Everywhere, everywhere, you may go.

Postlude: Sonata No. 23 Op. 57 (Beethoven)

(*Please stand as you are able.)

We invite you to stay after the service and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.