Sacred Places, UUS:E Virtual Worship, Sunday, July 19, 2020

 

Gathering Music (begins at 9:50)

Welcome and Announcements (Penny Field)

Prelude “In the Green” (Diantha Rau) (sung by Jeannette Lesure and Jessey Ina-Lee; produced by Dan Thompson)

Chalice lighting (spoken by Jessica Slogesky)

Intro to Service (Penny Field)

Opening Hymn “When Our Heart is in a Holy Place” (Joyce Poley) (led by Sandy Johnson) 

When our heart is in a holy place,
When our heart is in a holy place
We are blessed with love and amazing grace,
When our heart is in a holy place.

 When we trust the wisdom in each of us,
Every color every creed and kind,
And we see our faces in each other’s eyes,
Then our heart is in a holy place.

When our heart is in a holy place,
When our heart is in a holy place
We are blessed with love and amazing grace,
When our heart is in a holy place.

When we tell our story from deep inside,
And we listen with a loving mind,
And we hear our voices in each other’s words,
Then our heart is in a holy place.

When our heart is in a holy place,
When our heart is in a holy place
We are blessed with love and amazing grace,
When our heart is in a holy place.

When we share the silence of sacred space,
And the God of our Heart stirs within,
And we hear our voices in each other’s words,
Then our heart is in a holy place.

When our heart is in a holy place,
When our heart is in a holy place
We are blessed with love and amazing grace,
When our heart is in a holy place.

When our heart is in a holy place.

Time with Gina “Sacred Places” (Philemon Sturges)

Reading  excerpt from “Gathering Moss” (Robin Wall Kimmerer) (spoken by Nancy Madar)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Interlude (Mary Bopp)

Offering

For the months of June and July, UUS:E’s regular community outreach offering will be dedicated to a variety of organizations working to address the problem of food insecurity in the greater Manchester area. These organizations include the Manchester Area Conference of Churches, the Hockanum Valley Community Council Food Pantry and the East of the River Mutual Aid Society’s “Fill the Fridge” Program. You can donate online at the UUS:E website – uuse.org. The donate button is on the right side of the homepage. Also, as a supplement to our fundraising, the UUS:E Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee is collecting food and supplies drives. Watch our regular eblast for more information.

Offering Music “Everything is Holy Now” (Peter Mayer) (Performed by Carol Simpson and Bob Hewey)

Homily “Sacred Places” (Beth Hankins, Mary Bopp)

Closing Hymn “Go Lifted Up” (Mortimer B. Barron) (led by Sandy Johnson)

Go lifted up,
Love bless your way,
moonlight, starlight
guide your journey
into peace
and the brightness of day

Closing Circle

 May Faith in the spirit of Life,

And hope for the community of earth

And love of the light in each other

Be ours now and in all the days to come.

 Coffee Hour / Chat