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

 

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                     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

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.

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