Joys and Concerns
Several of you have talked to the Worship Associates about your concern that the flames from our candles of joys and concerns were too close to the fabric decorating the pulpit.
Some of use on the Worship Associates Committee share this concern and also wonder about using candles and discarding the stubs every week. So, we consulted with Paul Davis,
President of the Board, and he agreed that we should try a different ritual for our Joys and Concerns. We will do so on a trial basis. In about three months we will ask you what you think and will make a final decision.
We will try this: we will invite you to form two lines, as usual, and take turns, one person
from the front of each line at a time. You will take one or more stones from a bowl and place
it/them on the sand. We will be creating a sand garden-or a stone garden, if you will-with
tokens of our joys and concerns. The musician will be playing some music, as usual. Please
share your reactions to the new ritual by writing them in the worship diary or contacting the
worship leader after the service.
Worship Associates Committee Chair