Sunday May 1st, 2022

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                            Order of Service

         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:  “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

Gathering Music:  You Raise Me Up  (by Rolf Lovland)

                                                                     –Michelle Currie


Call To Worship:

One: Holy One, Provider

Many: Our ever-present help

One: In our emptiness

Many: You remind us of your presence

One: In your abundance

Many: You remind us you are here

One: With a love that conquers death

Many: You remind us we are yours

One: Holy! Holy! Holy!

Many: To the Ever-present One

All: Amen.

Opening Prayer:

The Risen One is with us

Your ways are ways of justice

Your ways are ways of peace

Your ways are ways of love

In you, our hearts are full

In your ways, we will follow

Lord’s Prayer

Opening Hymn:  One Bread, One Body              # 530

Readings and Scripture:  Acts 9:1-20; John 21: 1-19

                                                                      – Nancy Batchelor

Meditation:    Paul’s Change of Heart            Rev. Paula Norbert                       

Music: Meditative Instrumental ~ Michelle Currie

                          Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

                Words of Invitation        The Bread and The Cup

                           Prayer of Thanksgiving                                        

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:

Closing Music:   Blest Be the Ties that Bind                 # 306


As you depart from this place, go with courage, and go with trust that the God who created you is also the One who will sustain you and the One who will show you the way.

Until we meet again, may you be filled with curiosity, wonder, and openness to God’s tender leading.  Amen and amen.

Postlude:  Go In Peace

Thank you to Michelle Currie, our Music Director, to our Zoom Host today, and to our Reader, Nancy Batchelor.

Leadership of Union Church:

Moderator: Paul Schlaver

Clerk: Anita Coupe

Treasurer: Debbie Lamb

Mission Chair: Ken Murray

Deacons: Sharon Gaudin, Chair, Nancy Batchelor, Eve McPheeters, Ardis Chretien and Heather Davis, Associate Deacon

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

Choir Director: Patricia Mulholland

Musical Team: Jen Comeau, Ada Goff, Chris Humphrey, Neal Zweig, and Cheryl Sager

Promotions Person: Anita Coupe

Webmaster: Wonderful Websites

Covid Guidelines for Worship and Events at Union Church:

We ask those attending in person at this time to please have been vaccinated, wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Our windows will be open throughout our Worship so we invite you to dress for personal comfort.  Thank you for working with us as we care for one another.