Infinite Possibilities

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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

Welcome:

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

Invocation:

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

Lords Prayer:                      

AwakeningLandslide (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

Benediction: 

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

(pnorbert1217@gmail.com)

Church Leadership:
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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