Welcome & Announcements
"Try to Remember"
by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Introduction to the Service
"Dark of Winter"
#55 in Singing the Living Tradition
Words & Music: Shelley Jackson Denham
Dark of winter, soft and still,
your quiet calm surrounds me.
Let my thoughts go where they will;
ease my mind profoundly.
And then my soul will sing a song,
a blessed song of love eternal.
Gentle darkness, soft and still,
brings your quiet to me.
Darkness, soothe my weary eyes,
that I may see more clearly.
When my heart with sorrow cries,
comfort and caress me.
And then my soul may hear a voice,
a still, small voice of love eternal.
Darkness, when my fears arise,
let your peace flow through me.
Reading: "I Felt It Deeply" -- from a post on the website DEEPLY I Felt It
Elder Video I
A Time for Sharing: Introductions, Joys & Concerns
"Fields of Gold"
arranged by Eva Cassidy
"Voice Still and Small"
#391 in Singing the Living Tradition
Words & Music: John Corrado
Voice still and small, deep inside all,
I hear you call, singing.
In dark and rain, sorrow and pain,
still you remain singing.
Calming my fears, quenching my tears,
through all the years, singing.
Elder Video II
Closing Words (from a post on the website DEEPLY I Felt It
Extinguishing the Chalice
#456 in Singing the Living Tradition
by Elizabeth Selle Jones
We extinguish this flame but not
the light of truth,
the warmth of community,
or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts until
we are together again
May faith in the spirit of life
And hope for the community of earth
And love of the light in each other
Be ours now, and in all the days to come.