“Compassion and Choices: This is YOUR Life” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, July 10, 2022

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

Welcome and Announcements



Written and performed by Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting & Opening Words

Introduction to the Service

Opening Hymn 

“Blessed Spirit of My Life”
#86 in Singing the Living Tradition
Words and music by Shirley Jackson Denham
Led by Sandy Johnson

Blessed Spirit of my life, give me strength through stress and strife;
help me live with dignity; let me know serenity.
Fill me with a vision, clear my mind of fear and confusion
When my thoughts flow restlessly, let Peace find a home in me.

Spirit of great mystery, hear the still, small voice in me.
Help me live my wordless creed as I comfort those in need.
Fill me with compassion, be the source of my intuition.
then, when life is done for me, let love be my legacy. 

Joys and Concerns

Musical Response (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 July will be split among MACC Food Pantry,
Hockanum Valley Food Pantry, and CT Mutual Aid East of River Food Pantry.

Offertory Music

“You Raise Me Up”
Words and music by Rolf Loveland, arr. Mary Bopp

First Speaker (Stacey Musulin)

Musical Response (Mary Bopp)

Second Speaker (Tim Appleton)

Musical Response

Closing Hymn

“Comfort Me”
#1002 in Singing the Journey
Words and music by Mimi Bornstein-Doble
Led by Sandy Johnson

Comfort me, comfort me,
comfort me, oh my soul.
Comfort me, comfort me,
comfort me, oh my soul.

Sing with me, sing with me…

Speak for me, speak for me…

Dance with me, dance with me…

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.


“This is Your Show”
Performed by Carmen Ruby Floyd
And the Harlem Gospel Choir