April 5th Sunday Service

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

JOYS and SORROWS & COFFEE HOUR
Sunday, April 5th – 11:30 am (on Zoom)
Following the regular time slot for our 10:30 Sunday morning service, we will hold a “Joys and Sorrows” online check-in, where everyone has a chance to share our worries and sorrows, as well as our joys and sources of happiness, without questions or discussion. This will be followed by a “Coffee Hour” when we can ask questions, and delve deeper into conversation, if we choose. Join us at 11:30 am by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/997663940   Instructions on how to join a Zoom gathering are available here.

“Don’t Forget Climate Change!”
Service Leader: Nancy Rubenstein
Speakers: Nick LePan and Fran Mowbray

Prelude    “What a Wonderful World”             Joe McDonald 

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom, for me and you,
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white,
The bright blessed day,the dark sacred night,
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people goin’ by
I see friends shaking hands, saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying, “I love you.”

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know,
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Introduction and Chalice Lighting 



Welcome and Opening Words 

 

Hymn “Blue Boat Home”                      Peter Mayer

1. Though below me I feel no motion standing on these mountains and plains,
Far away from the rolling ocean still my dry land heart can say:
I’ve been sailing all my life now, never harbor or port have I known.
The wide universe is the ocean I travel, and the earth is my blue boat home.

2. Sun my sail and moon my rudder as I ply the starry sea,
Leaning over the edge in wonder, casting questions into the deep,
Drifting here with my ship’s companions, all we kindred pilgrim souls,
Making our way by the lights of the heavens, in our beautiful blue boat home.

(Musical Interlude)

3. I give thanks to the waves upholding me, hail the great winds urging me on,
Greet the infinite sea before me, sing the sky my sailor’s song:
I was born upon the fathoms, never harbor or port have I known.
The wide universe is the ocean I travel, and the earth is my blue boat home.
The wide universe is the ocean I travel, and the earth is my blue boat home.

Offering and Joys and Concerns 


Video For All Ages
     Click this link to view the video:   “NFB Sealast Dream”

Farmer’s Song                   Michel Boudreau 


Reflection
         “Don’t Forget Climate Change!”      Nick LePan and Fran Mowbray 
NOTE: To view the slide show which is part of this presentation, click this link: View Slide Show while listening to the talk.


Song 
  “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”             Joe McDonald

Someone told me long ago there’s a calm before the storm
I know, it’s been comin’ for some time

When it’s over, so they say, it will rain a sunny day
I know, shinin’ down like water

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain comin’ down on a sunny day?

Yesterday and days before sun is cold and rain is hard
I know, been that way for all my time

And forever, on it goes through the circle, fast and slow
I know, It can’t stop, I wonder

I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain comin’ down on a sunny day?


Closing Words and Entrusting the Flame 


Postlude 
   “Big Yellow Taxi”      Joni Mitchell