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Moving Forward Together — Thanksgiving Service 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

University United Methodist Church

ASL Interpreter: Aimee Rae Kraus, Pagan

Pre-ceremony music: Rev Jim Mosher, Harp (Coven Ancora Imparo, Wicca)

Welcome: John Christensen, President of Interfaith of Topeka (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Invocation: Jay Henderson, University United Methodist Church

Congregational Song: “We Gather Together”, Christian hymn of Dutch origin written in 1597 by Adrianus Valerius as “Wilt heden nu treden” to celebrate the Dutch victory over Spanish forces in the Battle of Turnhout. English translation by Theodore Baker, 1894.

Speaker: Rev. Tobias Schlingensiepen, First Congregational Church

Music: Temple Beth Shalom Choir

“Oseh Shalom”

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu yaaseh shalom aleinu, v’al kol Yisrael, v”imru. Amein.

May the One who makes peace in the high heavens make peace for us, all Israel, and let us say Amen.

Meditation: Rebecca Otte, Prairyerth
Zen Center
“What is Zen”

Speaker: Dona Booe
Kansas Children’s Service League

Music: The Men’s Ensemble of St. John
A.M.E. Church
(Psalm 133:1) Words and Music by
Glorraine Moone,
Arranged by Rev. Freddie Washington.

Speaker: Justin Brokar
Helping Hands Humane Society

Music: Quartet from Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
“Where Can I Turn for Peace?”
by Emma Lou Thane

Speaker: Jim McCullough
Topeka Center for Peace and Justice

Speaker: Sheriff Herman Jones
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Dept.

Music: Unity Church of Christianity Choir
“This Land is Your Land”

Speaker: Chrissy Russell, Valeo Behavioral Health Care: Topeka Crisis Intervention Team’s Mobile Response Unit

Free-will Offering
Musical Interlude:
Rev Jim Mosher, Harp (Coven Ancora Imparo, Wicca)

Sending Forth: Drum Circle, Standing Bear Inter-tribal Brotherhood

Please join us for a reception following the service


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