“The Courage to Lean In” – Multigenerational Flower Communion

Services at 9:30 and 11:20 am. The first flower communion was a simple ritual in a barren sanctuary. Each person brought a flower. They were gathered in great vases. Each took home a different one. The power of beauty to inspire combined with the symbolism of many diverse flowers joining to make something more glorious than any single flower could do alone speaks to us in our time as much as it did in Prague in 1923. We each have a contribution to make to our church community; to our neigborhoods, schools and cities; to our country and to our world. May we each be inspired to renew our commitment to lean in and give of ourselves in service to others. Children and youth will be in the worship service for the whole time. Nursery care is available for children 5 and under. At the 11:20 service there will also be a child dedication ceremony, Oakland Youth Chorus will sing, and it’s the last Joyful Noise of the church year. At the 9:30 service a small ensemble will sing.