May 3rd Sunday Service

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
JOYS and SORROWS & COFFEE HOUR
Sunday, May 3rd – 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 link which was emailed to you on Friday by our Fellowship Office Administrator. Instructions on how to join a Zoom gathering are available here.

“Laughter As A Spiritual Practice”
Speaker: Rev. Patricia Guthmann Haresch
Service Leader: Laura Evans

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.


Introduction 


Welcome and Chalice Lighting 


Opening Words
         adapted from Rev. Barbara Wells tenHove         Rev. Pat Haresch


Joys and Sorrows 


Video
  To enjoy today’s first video selection, click this link: “I Love To Laugh” from “Mary Poppins”

Reading                     from George Carlin                      Rev. Pat Haresch


Sermon
            “Laughter As A Spiritual Discipline”        Rev. Pat Haresch


Video
    To enjoy today’s second video selection, click this link: “Happy”    Pharrell Williams

Closing Words             words by Hafiz                    Rev. Pat Haresch


Extinguishing the Flame