“Courageous, Part I” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, October 2, 2022

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

Welcome and Announcements (Rev. Josh Pawelek)



“Leap of Faith”
by Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“In the Quietness of This Place”
by Howard Thurman
#498 in Singing the Living Tradition

In the quietness of this place, surrounded
by the all-pervading presence
of the Holy, my heart whispers:
Keep fresh before me the moments
of my High Resolve, that in good
times or in tempests,
I may not forget that to which my
life is committed.
Keep fresh before me the moments
of my high resolve.

Opening Hymn

“I Know This Rose Will Open”
by Mary Grigolia
#396 in Singing the Living Tradition

I know this rose will open.
I know my fear will burn away.
I know my soul will unfurl its wings.
I know this rose will open.

A Conversation with the Kids (Rev. Josh & Gina Campellone)

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)


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

“We Are the Champions”
by Freddie Mercury and Queen
performance by Mary Bopp

Sermon:  “Courageous” (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Closing Hymn

“Go Lifted Up”
by Mortimer Baron
#1057 in Singing the Journey

Go lifted up,
Love bless your way,
moonlight, starlight
guide your journey
into peace
and the brightness of the day.

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.