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2/17/2019 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Jim Lee, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "The Underpinnings of Trust"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Offering, Annual Ritual of Remembrance, and Singing

   

   Part 2. Meditation with Choir Anthem, Reading, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

2/10/2019 - Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, and Allison Halerz - "Trust Thyself"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Story for All, and Offering

   

  Part 2. Reading, Singing, Sermon, Ritual (Clarity, Connection, Compassion, and Commitment), Singing, and Benediction

   

 

2/3/2019 - Rev. John Buehrens, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, and Rev. Cassandra Hartley - "On Being 'Otherwise' "

   Part 1. Ingathering, Anthems by the Chalice Sparks, Offering, and Meditation ("Otherwise," by Jane Kenyon)

   

    Part 2. Singing, Sermon, Responsive Meditation, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

1/27/2019 - Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "Yes, And . . ."

   Part 1. Ingathering, Improvisation, and Offering

     

   Part 2. Meditation, Singing, Reflections and Ritual, Singing, and Benediction

     

 

1/20/2019 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Mission: Impossibility"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Offering, and Anthem

   

   Part 2. Meditation, Reading, Singing, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

1/13/2019 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Allison Halerz, and Sartori Shakoor - "The Power and Possibility of Story"

   Part 1. Ingathering and Snap Survey on Services

   

   Part 2. Offering, Meditation, Singing, Reflections (Sartori Shakoor), Singing, and Benediction

   

 

1/6/2019 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Possibility"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Centering Story, and Offering

   

   Part 2. Reflections on Possibility (Introduction, Singing, Reading, Reflection, Singing, Meditation, Singing, Reflection), Singing, and Benediction

   

 

12/30/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, theresa rohlck, and Allison Halerz - "Begin with Stillness"

   Part 1. Ingathering and Offering

   

   Part 2. Clearing the Old, Singing, Setting a Course, Singing, Sharing the Hope, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

12/24/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, theresa rohlck, Allison Halerz, the Chalice Singers, and the Chalice Bells - "Christmas Eve: Candles and Carols:

   Part 1. Prelude: Chalice Bells and Chalice Singers, Carols, Call to Worship, Carol, Chal ce Singers and Chalice Bells Carol, Birth Narratives from Christian Scripture, and Silence

    

   Part 2. Reading, Carol, Offering (Chalice Bells), Reading, Carol (Halerz, Ulrich, and Rideout), Reflection, Lighting Candles, Carol, Benediction (Thurman: SLT 615)

   

 

12/23/2018 - .Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, Laszlo  Slomovits, Eric Fithian, and the Chalice Sparks - "We Dream in the Darkness"

   Part 1. Singing to Gather, Chalice Sparks, Ingathering, Inviting the Animals, and Call to Offering

   

   Part 2. Offertory (Laszlo Slomovits: In Praise of Darkness), Singing, Reading, Guided Meditation, Chalice Sparks, Wishes and Intentions, and Benediction

   

 

12/16/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Stepping into Trust"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Time for All Ages, Offering, Guided Meditation, and Singing

   

   Part 2. Reading, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

12/9/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Have I Got a Question for You!"

   Part 1. Ingathering

   

   Part 2-1. Questions from SGD Children, First Service

   

   Part 2-2. Questions from SGD Children, Second Service

   

   Part 3. Collecting Questions and Offering

   

   Part 4-1. Questions from Congregation, First Service

   

   Part 4-2. Questions from Congregation, Second Service

   

   Part 5. Singing and Benediction

   

 

12/2/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "The Velvet Sky"

   Part 1. Ingathering and Offering

   

   Part 2. Singing, Meditations (Readings and Music), Singing, and Benediction

   

 

11/25/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Remembering Whom Love Calls Us to Be"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Story, Singing, and Offering

   

   Part 2. Meditation, Singing, Reflection, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

11/18/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Mark VanKempen, Megan Poliner (YRUU), Paula Sibal (Re-Member), Allison Halerz, theresa rohlck, and the Chalice Bells - "Iktomi's Web: Recalling Our Connections to Indigenous Peoples"

   Part 1. Centering Story, Ingathering, Offering, Meditation, and Anthem

   

   Part 2. Reflection (Poliner), Anthem, Reflection (Sibal), Singing, Reading, Anthem, Reflection (Mishra-Marzetti), Singing, and Benediction

   

 

11/11/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Wanting Memories"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Wake Now Our Vision, and Offering

   

   Part 2. Singing, Sermon, Meditation, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

11/4/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Those We Have Loved"

   Part 1. Singing, Centering Story, Ingathering, Building the Memory Altar (I), and Offering

   

   Part 2. Building the Memory Altar (II), Reflections on Those We Have Loved, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

10/28/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Brianne Boyd and the Chalice Sparks, and Beth Hospadaruk for Five to Thrive - "Hope in Desperate Times" [working title]

   Part 1. Singing, Chalice Sparks, Centering Story, Ingathering, Chalice Sparks, Five to Thrive Testimonial, Offering, Meditation, and Singing

   

   Part 2. Sermon, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

10/21/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Allison Halerz, Kim Clugston for Five to Thrive, Ilene Bennison and Frankie Moore for Community Action Network, and Hannah Hotchkiss for New Member Recognition - "Migration"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Social Justice Connection, New Member Recognition, Five to Thrive Testimonial, and Offering

   

   Part 2. Meditation, Singing, Video Reflection, Interlude, Reflection, Singing, and Benediction

   

10/14/2018 - Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Sam Lewis for Five to Thrive, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers, with Thor Sigurdson (cello) - "Places pf Sanctuary"

   Part 1. Ingathering, a Story for All, and Five to Thrive Testimonial

   

   Part 2. Offering, Visions of Sanctuary, Reflection, Anthem, Reflection, "The Artist Is Present," Seeing Meditation, Singing, and Benediction

   

10/7/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Barbara Lynn for Five to Thrive, and Allison Halerz - "Visions of Sanctuary"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Time for All Ages, Offering, Five to Thrive Testimonial, and Meditation

   

   Part 2. Collage on Sanctuary, Singing, and Benediction

   

 9/30/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Walking in Covenant: Vision Alive"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Centering Story, Offering, and Anthem

     

   Part 2. Reading, Meditation, Sermon, Commissioning the Shared Ministries Team, Singing, and Benediction

     

9/23/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Laszlo Slomovitz, and Eric Fithian - "Vision: Returning, Regrounding"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Offering, and Meditation and Silence

    

   Part 2. Singing, Reading, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, and Benediction

   

 

9/16/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, and Allison Halerz - "Vision: The Beacon That Guides You"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Centering Story, Spiritual Growth and Development Blessing, and Offering

   

   Part 2. Meditation, Singing, Reading, Anthem, Sermon, Singing, and Blessing

   

9/9/2018 - Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich, Rev. Cassandra Hartley, Allison Halerz, and the Chalice Singers - "Vision: Flowing into Community"

   Part 1. Ingathering, Investing Our Board, Prayer for Lay Leaders, a Story for All Ages, and Raindrop Meditation

   

   Part 2. Offering, Reading, Anthem, Reflection, Water Communion Ritual, and Blessing