“A Little Daring” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, October 9, 2022

Gathering Music (Mary Bopp)(Begins five minutes before the hour)





“What Dreams May Come”
by Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting and Opening Unison Words

“Come Into This Place of Peace”
by William F. Schulz
#429 in Singing the Living Tradition

Come into this place of peace,
And let its silence heal your spirit;
Come into this place of memory
And let its history warm your soul;
Come into this place of prophecy and power
And let its vision change your heart.

Opening Hymn 

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Words: v. 1, Robert Robinson
vs. 2-3, Eugene B. Navias
Music: John Wyeth
#126 in Singing the Living Tradition

Come, thou fount of ev’ry blessing, tune our ears to sing thy grace.
Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
While the hope of life’s perfection fills our hearts with joy and love,
teach us ever to be faithful, may we still thy goodness prove.

Come, thou fount of ev’ry vision, lift our eyes to what may come.
See the lion and the young lamb dwell together in thy home.
Hear the cries of war fall silent, feel our love glow like the sun.
When we all serve one another, then our heaven is begun.

Come, thou fount of inspiration, turn our lives to higher ways.
Lift our gloom and desperation, show the promise of this day.
Help us bind ourselves in union, help our hands tell of our love.
With thine aid, O fount of justice, earth be fair as heav’n above.


Meditation (Rev. Stephen Kendrick)

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp-prerecorded)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp-prerecorded)


The recipient of our community outreach offering is the University of Connecticut’s Native American Cultural Program or NACP. NACP provides resources, services and community for UCONN’s Native and Indigenous students and faculty, helps foster relationships with local tribal nations, and works towards building good relations between UCONN and the land.

Offering Music

“Nothing Stops Another Day”
by Bruce Joel Rubin, Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballard
Sung by Jeannine Westbrook

Reading (Rev. Stephen Kendrick) – excerpt from Judge Learned Hand

Sermon:  “A Little Daring” (Rev. Stephen Kendrick)

Closing Hymn

“We Would Be One”
Words: Samuel Anthony Wright
Music:  Jean Sibelius
#318 in Singing the Living Tradition

We would be one as now we join in singing
our hymn of love, to pledge ourselves anew
to that high cause of greater understanding
of who we are, and what in us is true.
We would be one in living for each other
to show to all a new community.

We would be one in building for tomorrow
a nobler world than we have known today
We would be one in searching for that meaning
which bends our hearts and points us on our way.
As one, we pledge ourselves to greater service,
with love and justice, strive to make us free.

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.