Order of Service

Weekly Order of Service

OOS   Our Flowers Are But Symbols   6.14.20


Introit- Spirit of Life – Kirsten McCandless          

Words of Welcome/Announcements            Jody Buck

Prelude- The Ash Grove    

Opening Words/Chalice Lighting                     Rev. Steve

Hymn     Oh, Give Us Pleasure in the Flowers Today          #64

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to day;

And give us not to think so far away

As the uncertain harvest; keep us here

All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasures in the orchard white

Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;

And make us happy in the happy bees,

The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird

That suddenly above the bees is heard,

The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,

And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,

The which it is reserved for God above

To sanctify to what far ends he will,

But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Congregational Covenant

Love is the spirit of this church and service is its law.

This is our great covenant; to dwell together in peace,

To seek the truth in love

And to help one another


Special Music   Star Spangled Banner- Rob Burke

Candles of Joy and Concern

Pastoral Prayer

Choral Response   “Voice Still and Small”   #391

Voice still and small, deep inside all, I hear you call, singing.

In storm and rain, sorrow and pain, still we remain singing.

Calming my fears, quenching my tears, through all the years, singing.

Flower Ritual Prayer and Dedication

Special Music   Simple Gifts

Sermon         Our Flowers Are But Symbols   Rev. Steve

Moment of Reflection

Hymn      For Flowers That Bloom about Our Feet    #76

For flowers that bloom about our feet,

for tender grass so fresh and sweet,

for song of bird and hum of bee,

for all things fair we hear or see:

Giver of all, we thank thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky ,

for pleasant shade of branches high,

for fragrant air and cooling breeze,

for beauty of the blooming trees:

Giver of all, we thank thee.

For this new morning with its light,

for rest and shelter of the night,

for health and food, for love and friends,

for everything thy goodness sends:

Giver of all, we thank thee.

Extinguishing the Chalice


Unison Response

God be with you till we meet again.    

By his counsel’s guide uphold you.       

With his sheep securely fold you;         

God be with you till we meet again.  


Peace be with you till we meet again.

Faith sustain you and uphold you

Love surround you and enfold you

Peace be with you till we meet again.


Postlude – Flying Free – Choir