It is SO GOOD to be back!
I’ve begun meeting with committees and teams again, beginning with the Worship Team.
Our Fabulous Worship Team™ did a fantastic job during our sabbatical. Many thanks to them for all the hard work and great services. During sabbatical, a few changes were made in the liturgy, and I’m moving forward with two of them on a trial basis. Here they are:
The singing bowl will not be rung at the end of Welcome & Announcements. The sound doesn’t come through well on Zoom, and not everyone is comfortable with ringing it. Instead, we will ring the bowl two or three times before starting with the Gathering Song, as a signal that the service is starting.
The unison Mission Statement will be recited after the Chalice Lighting words, rather than as part of the Welcome & Announcements.
We’re also working on a few minor fixes that will improve the experience of worship for those who join us via Zoom.
A reminder: This coming Sunday is our annual water service! This is our traditional ingathering and kicks off the beginning of the 2022-2023 program year.
I look forward to seeing you soon, and hearing all about YOUR sabbatical/summer!