ORDER OF WORSHIP
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs, Co-Minister
Kevin Ward, Worship Associate
Ringing the Bell
Prelude Andante con moto — Alexandre Guilmant
Call to Worship Kevin Ward
*Opening Hymn (295) Sing Out Praises for the Journey
*Unison Affirmation (463)
When I breathe in, I breathe in peace. When I breathe out, I breathe out love.
Minister’s Prayer Janne Eller-Isaacs
Offering Music Michelangelo’s On Beauty — Kurt Knecht
Twenty Questions After November 9 — Marg Walker
The Sycamore — Wendell Berry
*Hymn of Affirmation (55) Dark of Winter
Sermon The Bark Heals the Wound
*Closing Hymn (225) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Postlude Noel — Claude Balbastre
Kevin Ward has been attending Unity Church since 2010 with his spouse, Jessica Goff, and children, Murray and Olive Goff. Kevin has been an English Language Arts teacher at Avalon School since 2002.
About the Musicians
Unity Choir is the foundation on which our music program is built and is a vital and energetic presence in our community. Its members share various levels of musical experience and a wide variety of activities and interests, all of which are brought together by their love of singing. Ruth Palmer, Director
About the Offering Recipient
Avenues for Homeless Youth is a transitional housing program for twenty youth, ages 16-20. Its North Minneapolis location, staffed 24 hours a day, provides basic shelter needs, meals, intensive case management, health and wellness care, independent living skills, and help with education and employment help. The average stay at Avenues is between 90 and 120 days. Avenues also manages a host family program for homeless, queer-identified youth, the majority of whom are people of color.