Grieving and Good

Join us for this service via an on-line Zoom Meeting

Are you finding it hard to access joy in this time, or maybe noticing some guilt when you do feel joy?  Does it feel like opening to joy might be a betrayal of the grief you or others are feeling?  You are not alone!  This morning, we’ll explore how we can be both grieving and good.

It’s Youth Sunday!  Rev. Karen will meet with our youth group after the service.

Share the Plate

  • Our Share the Plate this week is the new outdoor free food pantry at East High School. This project was initiated by students and the pantry was built by a student as part of his Eagle Scout project. Students and community members are welcome to take what they need. The pantry is along the 4th Street side of the building and painted in the school colors of purple and yellow. Our funds will be used to purchase food supplies.

    Community members are also welcome to donate canned items that are not expired. No glass and no items that contain nuts please. Donations should not be put directly into the pantry, but instead dropped off at the EHS Welcome Center, which is Door 2 on North Fourth Street.

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Joy Came Back,” Heather Pierson
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: “Sacred Circle” by Heather Pierson
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: Oskar and the Eight Blessings,” by Richard Simon and Tanya Simon
  • Hymn: #55 “Dark of Winter”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Joy is Hard,” by Joe Cherry
  • Reflection: “Grieving and Good” with Rev. Karen
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Keeping Faith,” by Lynn Ungar
  • Reflection: “Grieving and Good” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “My Joy is Heavy,” The Bengsons
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #108 “My Life Flows on in Endless Song”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “A Hundred Days,” The Bengsons

Music from this service