3-12-2023 Order of Service

Truth Does Not Survive

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 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

A Message

The call from God was clear –
Find that place inside yourself where you can love.
Keep making the effort.
Your story gives back to people who thought you had disappeared.

—Rick Hermann

Gathering Music                        Meditation in the Rain, Flight of the Eagle, I’ll Fly Away

Melanie Rieck, piano

Welcome                                     Rev. Paul Beckel

Chalice Lighting                        I Looked into the Woods Today, words by Rick Hermann

music by Lisa Heezen, sung by the BUF Phoenix Ensemble

Choir Director Kevin Allen-Schmid


Singing Together                       #163, For the Earth Forever Turning

Dancing Together                        Pam Kuntz

Friend to Me, by Rick Hermann; Su Livingston, piano and vocal

Tributes                                      Eli Hermann & Annie Grace Haddorff

LA Freeway / “A Message” / “If I Come Back”

Singing Together                      In the Silence (at back of grey hymnal)


Chalice Choir                             The Water is Wide, Scottish folk song, new lyrics by Paul Carey

Sharing our Gifts                       Sonatina in Colors (Blue)/Sonatina in Flight by Kevin Olson

Singing Together                        #1064, Blue Boat Home

Benediction                                Go in Peace, by Sam Baker; Andrea Rackl, piano

Tessie Mandeville and Lisa Heezen, vocals 

Singing Together                        #155, Circle ‘Round

Postlude                                      My Life Flows on in Endless Song


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.  

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