Prelude

Welcome

Sing #1015 “I Know I Can” Hamilton/Gagne/Freundt

Land Acknowledgement

Covenant Love is the spirit of this church,
and reason is its guide.
To dwell together in peace,
to seek truth in freedom,
and to serve human need:
this is our covenant.

Sung Response May love shine forth through us today
May light of reason guide our way
May beauty, truth, and joy become
A flame that burns in everyone.

Invocation

Musical Response “Darest thou now, O soul”
Whitman/Vaughan Williams

Story for All Ages “Stuff” by Margie Palatini Lindsay

Family Recessional “This Little Light of Mine” (#118)
African American spiritual
We will exit through the back doors of the sanctuary to go downstairs. Parents are welcome to escort their children downstairs and attend Religious Education with them, as they wish.

Parents, please note that Religious Education will be outside for the summer weather permitting. Parents can pick up their kids at the Woodsong playground.

Offering

Testimony Gloria Perez

Singing #16 “’Tis a Gift to Be Simple”
Bracket/American Shaker tune

Reading “In the Blackwater Woods” by Mary Oliver Rev. Monica

Centering

Anthem “Let the Life I’ve Lived Speak for Me” Trad./Walker

Sermon The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Singing #128 “For All That Is Our Life” Findlow/Rickey

*Benediction and Closing Blessing Scott

“Go your way in peace,
Wander as you may;
Blessed is the path you take;
May love guide you on your way.”