Order of Worship
Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.
The Community Gathers: Experience God’s presence in the assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friends into our community of love.
You are welcome here…come and worship!
Focus: “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our
exploring will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the
first time.” T. S. Elliot
Gathering Music: Help Me to Know (traditional/lyrics by Cheryl Sager)
-Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig
Responsive Call to Worship:
Leader: The God of new beginnings, begins with us here in this place.
All: The God of re-creation, re-creates dead-ends into new living.
The God of dreams, dreams in us a new world.
All: The God of wholeness, brings a new kind of harmony
into this world.
L: The God of vision, envisions new possibilities in us.
All: The God of love, loves our lives and yet makes them new.
Come, let us worship our wondrous God.
Opening Hymn: God of Great and God of Small #19
God, you are creating a new heaven and a new earth, and
you call us to be part of that re-creation.
So here we gather to hear again your good news for this
world and for ourselves. Open our eyes to see what you are doing,
open our ears to hear your words that create this new thing,
and open our hearts to the re-creation that begins for us,
here in this community. Bless us in hearing your promises today
as we offer ourselves in worship and trust in your good news here
among us. Amen
Awakening: Landslide (by Stevie Nicks) -Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig
Scripture: Isaiah 65:17–25, Psalm 131, When I am Among the Trees
by Mary Oliver -Cris Hudson
Reflection: The Gifts of Labyrinths -Joyce Morrissette
Response: Meditative Instrumental ~ Michelle Currie
Musical call to Prayer: (two times) Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Spirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.
Prayers of the People
Silent Prayers Pastoral Prayer
Offertory: Slipping Through My Fist (by David Wilcox)
-Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig
Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above ye heavenly hosts, Creator, Christ and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Prayer of Dedication:
Closing Hymn: O For a World #372
We have no reason to fear the storms within nor the storms
Without, for we are bound together in a strong community of love.
And wherever there is love, there is God.
May we be a people of enduring vision and hope,
renewing the Earth with transforming love. May you go out in peace and love.
Recessional: Go in Peace
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.
celebrate and share the joy. Celebrate new life.
Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always
“Throughout the long history of labyrinths whenever and
wherever society is going through rapid change and development, the labyrinth has blossomed. Now, humanity is seeking the sure path of the labyrinth in an uncertain and confusing world.”
-Jeff Saward, Labyrinth Historian
Thank you to Music Director and Musician Michelle Currie, and guest musicians Cheryl Sager & Neal Zweig. Special thanks to Joyce Morrissette.
Pastor’s Contact Info: Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or
Moderator: Paul Schlaver
Clerk: Anita Coupe
Treasurer: Debbie Lamb
Mission Chair: Ken Murray
Deacons: Sharon Gaudin Chair; Eve McPheeters, Nancy Batchelor, Ardis Chretien, Bonnie Tallagnon, Beth Baskin
Trustees: John Comeau, Chair; Don Chretien, and Rob Harriman
Finance: Peter McPheeters, Chair, Debbie Lamb, Doug Firebaugh, Brad Coupe, and Bob Sherman
Music Director: Michelle Currie
Promotions Person: Anita Coupe
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