“Cultivating Relationship” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, October 3, 2021

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

Welcome (Gina Campellone, UUS:E Director of Religious Education)

Announcements (Rev. Josh Pawelek, UUS:E Minister)

Centering (Gina Campellone)


Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“A Harvest of People”
by the Rev. Max Coots
spoken by Mary Heaney and Gina Campellone

Opening Hymn

“Enter, Rejoice, and Come In
by Louise Ruspini
#361 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Rev. Josh Pawelek

Enter, rejoice, and come in.
Enter, rejoice, and come in.
Today will be a joyful day;
enter, rejoice, and come in.

Open your ears to the song…

Open your hearts ev’ryone…

Don’t be afraid of some change…

Enter, rejoice, and come in…


The Rabbit Listened
by Cori Doerrfeld
read by Gina Campellone

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)


Fifth Sunday collection: For this morning’s Community Outreach offering, we will be donating the entire collection to disaster relief.  Half will go to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund which allows the UUA to respond flexibly to current disaster needs as well as to new emergency situations as they arise. The other half will go to the UUSC whose relief program seeks to remove barriers to federal aid for communities most impacted by the climate crisis. Both organizations work with local partners to provide fair and equitable access to assistance.

Offering Music

Reflections on Cultivating Relationship

Featuring: Maverick, Elliot, Mazzy, Valentina, Bill, Louisa, Mary, Gina and Josh

Closing Hymn

“Break Not the Circle”
words by Fred Kaan, music by Thomas Benjamin
#323 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Rev. Josh Pawelek

Break not the circle of enabling love
where people grow, forgiven and forgiving;
break not that circle, make it wider still,
till it includes, embraces all the living.

Come, wonder at this love that comes to life,
where words of freedom are with humor spoken,
and people keep no score of wrong and guilt,
but will that human bonds remain unbroken.

Join then the movement of the love that frees,
till people of whatever race or nation
will truly be themselves, stand on their feet,
see eye to eye with laughter and elation.

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. 


Virtual Coffee Hour / Breakout Rooms