Order of Service
Order of service; January 16, 2022
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Prelude Lift Every Voice and Sing James Johnson (arr. Jennifer Eklund)
Opening Words by Marianne Hachten Cotter
Doxology From all that dwell below the skies
Let songs of hope and faith arise
Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
Through every land, by every tongue
Love is the spirit of this congregation, And service is its life
This is our great covenant; To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love, And to help one another.
Chalice Lighting by Elizabeth McMaster
Time for All Ages “Change Sings” by Amanda Gorman
Joys and Sorrows
Offertory Just As I Am William Bradbury (arr. Richard Kingsmore)
Prayer by Rev. Douglas Taylor
Hymn #123 Spirit of Life
Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.
Readings If Amos Were Alive Today … by Samuel Thomas
Interlude Let Justice Roll Down Aileen Vance Recorded by Lea Morris
Sermon “The Last, the Lost, and the Least” Rev. Douglas Taylor
Chalice Extinguishing (unison) by Elizabeth S. 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
Benediction by Richard Fewkes
Postlude We Shall Overcome Charles Tindley (arr. Jon Sarta)
Worship Associate: Ann Foard
Tech Support: Kim Yousey-Elsener
Our Unitarian Universalist Vision: Our Congregation will become a beacon in the larger community, demonstrating our Unitarian Universalist values and principles through our actions. We will embrace a diversity of people, inspiring us all to think of the world in new ways. As we explore different perspectives and share our freedom to think and feel, we will work together with others for social and environmental justice. Celebrating our differences and the whole of life, we will foster personal and spiritual growth to help people become their best selve