“We Have No Secret Knowledge!” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, March 7, 2021

Gathering Music (Mary Bopp) (begins at 9:50 AM)

Welcome (Rev. Josh Pawelek)




“Trumpet Tune”
by William Boyce
performed by Roland Chirico

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“There is Only One Reason for Joining a Unitarian Universalist Church”
adapted from John B. Wolf
#183 in Lifting Our Voices
spoken by Rev. Josh and the UUS:E Stewardship Committee
(Adam Bender, Louisa Graver, Phil Sawyer,
Stan McMillen and Larry Lunden

Opening Song

“For a World Made Whole”
words by Josh Pawelek, music by Mary Bopp
led by Rev. Josh

May we be people, people of faith.
May we be people, people of faith.
May we be people, people of faith.
For a world made whole, may we be people of faith.

May we be people, people of hope….

May we be people, people of love….


Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)


Continuing our practice of sharing our gifts with the community beyond our walls, fifty percent of our
Sunday plate collections for the month of March will be split between Communitas and Hartford
Deportation Defense.

Offering Music

excerpt from “Trumpet Sonata”
by Henry Purcell
performed by Roland Chirico

Homily “We Have No Secret Knowledge” (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Closing Song

“May Nothing Evil Cross This Door”
words by Louis Untermeyer, music by Robert Quaile
#1 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Rev. Josh Pawelek

May nothing evil cross this door,
and may ill fortune never pry about
these windows; may the roar
and rain go by.

By faith made strong, the rafters will
withstand the battering of the storm.
This hearth, though all the world grow chill,
will keep you warm.

Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,
touching our lips with holy wine,
till every casual corner blooms
into a shrine.

With laughter drown the raucous shout,
and, though these sheltering walls are thin,
may they be strong to keep hate out
and hold love in.

Extinguishing the Chalice

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 / Breakout Rooms