The Order of Meeting looks something like this:
Sunday, April 29, 2007
9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
You are invited to light a candle of joy or concern as you enter.
* Please stand, as you are able. Latecomers may be seated.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gregory Hayes, piano
CALL TO WORSHIP
LIGHTING THE CHALICE (unison)
Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of [humankind] as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
All living substance, all substance of energy, being, and purpose, are united and share the same destiny.
All people, those we love and those we know not of, are united and share the same destiny.
Birth-to-death we share this unity with the sun, the earth,
Our brothers and our sisters, strangers,
Flowers of the field, snow flakes, volcanoes and moon beams.
Birth – Life—Death – Unknown – Known – Unknown
Our destiny: from unknown to unknown.
May we have the faith to accept this mystery and build upon its everlasting truth.
(David H. Eaton)
From all that dwell below the skies De todos bajo el gran sol
Let songs of hope and faith arise Surja esperanza, fe, amor
Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung Verdad, y belleza cantando,
Through every land, by every tongue De cada tierra, cada voz.
A Buddhist Parable as recounted by Paul Reps, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
A Stone Jug Wendell Berry
and Dedication to Life Regardless
The sermon and the readings can be found at
which is where I post my sermon-type stuff. I am always pleased when folks who read my poetry read my sermons, but there are plenty of people who read my sermons who don't necessarily need to read my poetry (unless they happen upon it on their own, then the Universe has something in mind around which I cannot fasten my small mind). Perhaps a false division, but one I am not yet ready to give up.