May 31st Sunday Service

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
JOYS and SORROWS & COFFEE HOUR
Sunday, May 31st – 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 the Zoom link which was emailed to you on Friday and/or Saturday by our Fellowship Office Administrator. Instructions on how to join a Zoom gathering are available here.


“Joy in the time of COVID-19”
Service Leader: Enrique Soto
Speaker: Evangeline Danseco

NOTE: Before beginning this service, you may wish to gather up your own candle to light, and select a stone, or another meaningful object, to hold as we consider our Joys and Concerns together.

Prelude: Video Link                  “Joy”, a Plum Village Song

Welcome and Opening Words 

                                                                               
Video For All Ages: Video Link                “Share The Joy”            

NOTE: Click this link to follow the words in the COVID-19 Grief and Gratitude Ritual

Chalice Lighting 

                                                                                 
Hymn: Video Link     #108 “My Life Flows On in Endless Song” 

Joys and Sorrows 

                                                                           
Offertory 

                                                                             
Talk
      “Joy in the time of COVID-19”           Evangeline Danseco

                                                                         
Meditation
                                                      Evangeline Danseco

                                                                             
Hymn: Video Link     “We Shall be Known” by the “How We Thrive” Virtual Choir

We shall be known by the company we keep,
By the ones who circle round to tend these fires.
We shall be known by the ones who sow and reap
The seeds of change, alive from deep within the earth

It is time now, it is time now that we thrive.
It is time we lead ourselves into the well.
It is time now, and what a time to be alive!
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love.
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love. (sing twice from the beginning, and sing the last 2 lines again at the end.)

Closing Words 

                                                                           
Extinguishing the Flame 

                                                                         
Closing Song: Video Link          “Living in the moment”
      by Jason Mraz

Additional Resources:
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre website