Summer Solstice Service

The Sun is at its peak this week, and with it, the first day of summer.  The Summer Solstice is upon us!  This morning, we’ll share in some reflections and rituals to welcome the longest day.

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Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Musical Instruments” by Michael W. Smith
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “How Glooscap Found the Summer,” an Abenaki Tale
  • Shared Music: Hymn #73 “Chant for the Seasons”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Summer Air” by Deb Myrbo and “Feeding Ourselves and Each Other” by Liz James
  • Reflection and Ritual: “Summer Solstice” with Rev. Karen Armina
  • Offering: “Drei Romanzen, No. 1” by Clara Schumann
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music: Hymn #65 “The Sweet June Days”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

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