Unleashing Creativity

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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 friend

s into our community of love.

              You are welcome here…come and worship!

Focus:  “In the sacred traditions, the first thing you do in the morning is ask for blessings from the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Because all of the work that you are going to do that day will change the Universe.” –

– Laura Esquivel, Writer                                                                           

Gathering Music:  Earth, Water, Air and Fire (by Charlotte Diamond)   -Michelle Currie

Welcome:  All creation began with the dream of God, the will and intention for life to exist in the void. All of our actions are born out of desire, out of a dream and vision for the future. This is our birthright: to imagine and to create. What brings you alive? What truly moves your soul in the deepest way? What you create out of that answer is your greatest gift to the world and the way in which you are part of God’s unfolding and ongoing creative dream!

Call To Worship:

A love that never ceases,

A creativity that designed the universe,

A hope that cannot be quenched,

A pursuit of reconciliation no matter the cost:

These are the things that are of God,

Then let us worship the One who Created us and Loves us All

Opening Hymn:  In the Bulb There is a Flower                    #250

Gathering Prayer: 

Let us pray together:  Creating God,

you called forth all that exists in a moment of divine brilliance.

Open us again to that spark which you ignited

in each of us at our creation  so that we might generate more

life-giving energy in this world. Draw us into your story of hope.

Give us the courage to dream. Amen.

Lords Prayer               

Awakening: What a Wonderful World (by Louis Armstrong)  -Michelle Currie

Reading:  Everything Is Waiting for You by David Whyte,

Psalm 104: 1-24                                                     -Caryn Firebaugh

           After the reading, you may respond, “Thanks be to God.”

Video – Flowers Are Red (by Harry Chapin – video and song arr. by

Zain Bhikha)

Sermon: Before You Were Taught the Sun was Yellow, Would You

Have Painted it Blue? (Unleashing Creativity)               -Jennifer Comeau

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:  We Are an Offering (by Dwight Liles)                 -Michelle Currie                            

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:  For the Beauty of the Earth                   #14  vs. 1-4


May you see the unfolding of each day,

as an opportunity to be a Co-Creator with God.

May you feel Christ leading you toward creating more

kindness, justice and mercy. May you know the nudge of the

Creative Spirit within, “making belief” in all you are and do.

Postlude:  Go In Peace…

Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or (pnorbert1217@gmail.com)

If you are interested in joining Union Church or would like to set up a time to meet with our Pastor, please contact Pastor Paula directly. 

*Paula is ‘out’ until Thursday, June 20th but may be reached in case of a pastoral emergency. 

Union Church website: www.unionchurchme.com. 

Church Address: Union Church, P.O. Box 344, B.P. ME. 04006. 

Many thanks to Michelle Currie, our Music Director and musician today, and to our Reader and Deacons today. 

Special thanks to Jennifer Comeau for offering our Sermon and for our Worship Leaders.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and other important ‘Dads’ among us today!

Semi-Annual Meeting-Please join us after Worship on Sunday, July 14th for our semi-annual meeting.  We will have an update on the

activities of the church, building improvements and the budget.

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