For the Love of the Game — UUS:E Virtual Worship, June 25, 2021

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

Welcome (Rev. Josh Pawelek)




by John Fogerty
Performed by Kate Howard-Bender and Adam Bender

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“We’re Human Beings”
by Jill McDonough
spoken by Rev. Josh Pawelek 

Opening Hymn

“We Give Thanks”
by Wendy Luella Perkins
#1010 in Singing the Journey
led by Bob Hewey and Carol Simpson

Oh, we give thanks for this precious day,
For all gather’d here, and those far away;
For this time (food) we share with love and care,
Oh, we give thanks for this precious day.


“Casey at the Bat”
by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
spoken by Rob Stolzman

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

 Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation


 For the month of July, 2021, our weekly community outreach offering will be split between the MACC food pantry, the Hockanum Valley food Pantry, and the East of the River Mutual Aid Society.

 Offering Music

“Right Field”
by Willy Welch
performed by Bob Hewey and Carol Simpson

Homily “For the Love of the Game” (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Closing Song

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer (1908)
led by Bob Hewey and Carol Simpson

Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.

 Extinguishing the Chalice

 Closing Words 

May faith the in the spirit of live
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 Hours With Breakout Rooms