1-14-2024 Order of Service

MLK Day 2024: Is Spiritual Growth Possible?

Sunday, January 14, 2024, 10:25 am

Online on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/738363620
Passcode: BUF

Zoom by phone, for audio only: (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 738 363 620
Passcode: 306220

Gathering Music        March Majestic and Reflection Rag, by Scott Joplin

Melanie Rieck, piano


Prelude                       My Lord, What a Mornin’, arr. by H.T. Burleigh

Chalice Lighting        Pam Graham


Love is the spirit of this fellowship, and service gives it life.
Celebrating our diversity, and joined by a quest for truth,
We work for peace, and honor all
This is our covenant.

Singing Together       #298, Wake Now My Senses

Children’s Focus

Children’s Blessing


Beloved Community Moment   Naomi Gary



Chalice Choir              Dream Keeper

Congregational Response

SEJC Collection         Sarah Chan for PNW Plateful

Sharing our Gifts        Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder

Testimonial                  Mark Allyn

Singing Together        #1028, The Fire of Commitment

Benediction                 #610, “The Journey of Love”

Singing Together         #155, Circle ‘Round

Circle ‘round for freedom, circle ‘round for peace.
For all of us imprisoned, circle for release.
Circle for the planet, circle for each soul.
For the children of our children, keep the circle whole.



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