1-28-2024 Order of Service

Sanctuary vs Fortress

Sunday, January 28, 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        Andrea Rackl, improv piano

Welcome                    Rev Paul Beckel

Prelude                       Prelude in A, by Robert Vandall

Chalice Lighting        In Loving Memory of Frank Morrow

Covenant                    Su Livingston

Singing Together       #347, Gather the Spirit

Children’s Focus        Sweet Strawberries, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

pictures by Rosalind Charney Kaye

Children’s Blessing    We hold you in our love…

Reflections, Part 1

Interlude                      Beautiful Dawn, by The Wailin’ Jennys

sung by Annie Sorich, Chris Sorich, and Amy Kurtz

Reflections, Part 2

Testimonial                  Jim Reimer

Sharing our Gifts        Sonatina in C, Op. 55, No. 3, by Kuhlau

Singing Together         #145, As Tranquil Streams

Benediction                  #419, Look to this Day

by Kalidasa (4-5th century Sanskrit poet)

Singing Together         #155, Circle ‘Round



If you’re with us on Zoom today, please stay after the service for our online coffee hour. If you’re here in person, please join us downstairs for coffee and conversation. Visitors: you may wish to use a red cup — then we’ll know you’re open to a bit of orientation.

If you’re new, we’d be grateful to have you provide us with contact information so we can let you know what’s happening here. There are buff-colored visitor contact cards in the pew racks, and in the entryway, that you can drop in the collection basket. Or provide your contact information HERE. 

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