Virtual Order of Service, UUS:E, March 22, 2020

Gathering Music (Begins at 9:50)

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude “Minuet in C” (performed by Simone and Ryan Ford, with special guest appearance by Izzie)

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words “Warmth and Light” (Valeria and Valentina Celadita)

Candle flame bright,

thank you for lighting the world.

Thank you for lighting Mother Earth.

Thank you for warming my heart.

Hymn “Morning Has Broken” (Eleanor Farjeon)

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dew fall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight
Mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning

God’s recreation of the new day.

 Prayer / Meditation

Musical Meditation

Story  “Ruby Finds a Worry” (Tom Percival)

Joys and Concerns

Offering “Duets” by Jacques Féréol Mazas, (performed by Margeaux and Ryan Ford with special guest appearance by Izzie)

Reflection “Deepening Connections”

Closing Song “Love Will Guide Us” (Sally Rogers)

Love will guide us, peace has tried us,

Hope inside us, will lead the way

On the road from greed to giving.

Love will guide us through the hard night.

 

If you cannot speak like angels,

If you cannot speak before thousands,

You can give from deep within you.

You can change the world with your love. 

(Repeat first verse.)

Extinguishing the chalice

Closing Circle

May faith in the spirit of life,

And home for the community of Earth,

And love of the light in each other,

Be ours now, and in all the days to come.