“Some Things Must Endure” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, February 27, 2022

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

Welcome (Rev. Josh Pawelek)




Improvisation for Traditional Flute
By Kristen Dockendorff

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“Be Still With Me And Enter (call to worship)
by the Rev. Marta Valentín

Opening Hymn

“Winds Be Still”
words by Richard Kimball, music by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
#83 in Singing the Living Tradition

Winds be still.
Storm clouds pass and silence come.
Peace grace this time with harmony.
Fly, bird of hope, and shine, light of love,
and in calm let all find tranquility.

Bird fly high.
Lift our gaze toward distant view.
Help us to sense life’s mystery.
Fly high and far, and lead us each to see
how we move through the winds of eternity.

Light shine in.
Luminate our inward view.
Help us to see with clarity.
Shine bright and true so we may join our songs
in new sounds that become full symphony.


Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys, Concerns and Introductions

Musical Meditation


The recipient of our February Community Outreach Offering is Operation Fuel. Operation Fuel is the country’s oldest fuel fund, serving as a model across the United States. Their primary purpose is to provide year-round emergency energy assistance to every city and town in Connecticut, aided by our statewide network of local fuel banks. They are the primary source of energy and utilities assistance for low- to moderate-income households who are struggling financially and have exhausted other options.

Offering Music

Prelude in C Major from “The Well-Tempered Clavier”
by J. S. Bach
performed by Mary Bopp


“Some Things Must Endure”
Rev. Josh Pawelek

Closing Hymn

“The Lone, Wild Bird”
words by H. R. MacFayden, music: William Walker’s Southern Harmony, 1835
#15 in Singing the Living Tradition

The lone, wild bird in lofty flight
is still with thee, nor leaves thy sight.
And I am thine! I rest in thee.
Great spirit come and rest in me.

The ends of earth are in thy hand,
the sea’s dark deep and far-off land.
And I am thine! I rest in thee.
Great spirit come and rest in me.

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing Circle

May faith 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.

Postlude (Mary Bopp)

Virtual Coffee Hour / Zoom Breakout Rooms