Order of Service

Sunday April 11, 2021

Welcome & Announcements


Passing the Peace


Prelude Becoming Me              by Lea Morris


Opening Words: “We Travel This Road Together”       by Tess Baumberger

Doxology          From all that dwell below the skies

                          Let songs of hope and faith arise.

                          Let peace, good will on Earth be sung

                          Through every land by every tongue.

Covenant        

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    “Nurture This Precious Light”            by Naomi King

Reflection                   The Art of Becoming              Rev. Douglas Taylor

Joys and Sorrows

Offertory    Circle Game    by Joni Mitchell (Guitar and vocals, Douglas Taylor)

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Spoken Meditation     “Walking the Crooked Path”              by Thomas Rhodes

Silent Meditation

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.

Reflection                   The Art of Unbecoming          Rev. Douglas Taylor

Chalice Extinguishing                          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   “Blessed is the Path”              by Eric Williams           

Postlude     There’s a River Flowin’ In My Soul         Rose Sanders

             

Worship Associate: Amanda Jones

Minister: Rev. Douglas Taylor

Music Director: Vicky Gordon

Board President: Gay Canough

Office Administrator: Karen Armstrong

Membership Coordinator: Pamela Wik-Grimm

Temp. Religious Ed. Coord.: Amanda Jones

Tech Support: Jeff Donahue


Our Mission Statement: We offer a spiritual home where we EXPLORE, celebrate and cherish our interconnectedness; ENCOURAGE growth and transcendence and ACT with justice and compassion.

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 selves.