“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)

Prelude 

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…

Story

The Rabbit Listened
by Cori Doerrfeld
read by Gina Campellone

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Offering

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. 

Postlude

Virtual Coffee Hour / Breakout Rooms

“Forgiveness” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, September 26, 2021

Gathering Music – Mary Bopp, Director of Music (starts at 9:50)

Welcome and Announcements – Marsha Howland, Co-Chair, Sunday Services Committee

Centering

Prelude – “I Know This Rose Will Open” (by Mary E. Grigolia, arr. by Mary Bopp) – Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

Opening Hymn

“Return Again”
Words and Music by Shlomo Carlebach
#1011 in Singing the Journey
Led by Sandy Johnson

Return again, Return again,
Return to the home of your soul.

Return to who you are,
Return to what you are,
Return to where you are
born and reborn again.

Joys and Concerns

Introduction to the Service

First Reading:

“Coffee?” An Allegory
author unknown
Read by David Garnes

First Speaker:  Deb Dauphinais

Musical Meditation

Offering

Offering Music

“I Hope You Dance”
By Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers
Performed by Sandy Johnson and Deb Dauphinais

Second Reading:

Thoughts about Forgiveness
Read by David Garnes

Second Speaker:  Elizabeth Thomas

Closing Hymn:

“Love Will Guide Us”
#131 in Singing the Living Tradition
Led by Sandy Johnson

Love will guide us, peace has tried us,
hope inside us will lead the way
on the road from greed to giving.
Love will guide us through the hard night.

If you cannot sing like angels,
if you cannot speak before thousands,
you can give from deep within you.
You can change the world with your love.

Love will guide us, peace has tried us,
hope inside us will lead the way
on the road from greed to giving.
Love will guide us through the hard night.

Extinguishing the Chalice and Closing Words

Closing Circle

Postlude

Breakout Rooms

 

 

“What the Body Thinks” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, September 19, 2021

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

Welcome (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Announcements

Centering

Prelude

“Grokking”
by Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

excerpt from “Boundaries”
by Lynn Ungar

 Opening Hymn

“Winds Be Still”
Words by Richard Kimball, music by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
#83 in Singing the Living Tradition

Winds be still.
Storm clouds pass and silence come.
Peace grace this time with harmony.
Fly, bird of hope, and shine, light of love,
and in calm let all find tranquility.

Bird fly high.
Lift our gaze toward distant view.
Help us to sense life’s mystery.
Fly high and far, and lead us each to see
how we move through the winds of eternity.

Light shine in.
Luminate our inward view.
Help us to see with clarity.
Shine bright and true so we may join our songs
in new sounds that become full symphony.

Meditation

excerpt from “Loyalty to Sensation”
by Kate Johnson

Musical Meditation

Reading

excerpt from The Extended Mind
by Annie Murphy Paul

Musical Meditation

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation

Offering 

For the month of September, our Community Outreach offering will be shared by two organizations:

Power Up is a new Black Lives Matter organization in Manchester. They are courageously bringing much needed visibility to the ongoing realities of racism in Manchester and surrounding communities. Some UUS:E members and friends have participated in Power Up’s daily rallies and other actions.

KIDSAFE CT is dedicated to the early intervention, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the towns east of the Connecticut River in Hartford and Tolland Counties. Their mission is to “partner with the community to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people.” Their work has continued during the pandemic, though their staff is working from home.

Offering Music

“Bodies Thinking”
by Dan Thompson
music based on “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

Sermon  

“What the Body Thinks”
by Rev. Josh Pawelek

Closing Hymn

“Wake, Now, My Senses”
words by Thomas Mikelson, music: traditional Irish melody
#298 in Singing the Living Tradition

Wake, now, my senses, and hear the earth call;
feel the deep power of being in all;
keep, with the web of creation your vow,
giving, receiving as love shows us how.

Wake, now, my reason, reach out to the new;
join with each pilgrim who quests for the true;
honor the beauty and wisdom of time;
suffer thy limit, and praise the sublime.

Wake, now, compassion, give heed to the cry;
voices of suffering fill the wide sky;
take as your neighbor both stranger and friend,
praying and striving their hardship to end.

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. 

Postlude (Mary Bopp)

Virtual Coffee Hour / Breakout Rooms

“Embracing Possibility” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, September 12, 2021

Gathering Music (Mary Bopp, UUS:E Director of Music) (begins at 9:50 AM)

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

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

Centering (Gina Campellone)

Prelude  

“All Possibility”
performed by members of the Manchester Women’s Sacred Singing Circle

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

“We Light This Chalice to Embrace Possibility”
by Robin Slaw
spoken by Mazzlyn Stevenson

Opening Hymn

“Meditation on Breathing”
by Sarah Dan Jones
#1009 in Singing the Journey
led by Jeannette LeSure

 

When I breathe in,
I’ll breathe in peace.
When I breathe out,
I’ll breathe out love.

Blessing of the Backpacks  (Gina Campellone)

May your mask keep you safe
And your light always be seen.
May you learn and grow each day,
In person or on your screen.
May your hearts and minds journey
And discover what is true.
But most of all, may you know you
Are loved – simply for being you.

BACK to SCHOOL Slide Show

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

Offering

For the month of September, our Community Outreach offering will be shared by two organizations:

Power Up is a new Black Lives Matter organization in Manchester. They are courageously bringing much needed visibility to the ongoing realities of racism in Manchester and surrounding communities. Some UUS:E members and friends have participated in Power Up’s daily rallies and other actions.

KIDSAFE CT is dedicated to the early intervention, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the towns east of the Connecticut River in Hartford and Tolland Counties. Their mission is to “partner with the community to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people.” Their work has continued during the pandemic, though their staff is working from home.

Offertory

“Accentuate the Positive”
by Harold Arlen
performed by Chris Crossgrove and Shoshana Levinson

Story and Song

“Maybe Yes, Maybe No”
(Chinese fable)
told by Lea Morris
“Whatever Comes Next”
written and performed by Lea Morris

Reflection “On Possibility” (Gina Campellone and Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Closing Hymn

“Spirit of Life”
by Carolyn McDade
#123 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Jeannette LeSure

Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to 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.

Coffee Hour / Breakout Rooms

 

 

“On Faith in Labor” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, September 5, 2021

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

Welcome (Sheila Foran, UUS:E Sunday Services Committee)

Introduction to This Morning’s Service (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Introducing our Speakers:

Rob Baril, President, SEIU

Puya Gerami, Recovery For All Lead Organizer

Norma Martinez-Hosang, SEIU, Recovery for All, Bargaining for the Common Good

Donald Williams, Executive Director, Connecticut Education Association

Rochelle Palache, Vice President, 32BJ SEIU

Centering (Sheila Foran)

Prelude

“There is Power in the Union”
by Joe Hill
performed by Rob Laurens

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words (Sheila Foran)

Opening Hymn

“One More Step”
words and music by Joyce Poley
#168 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Joe and Nancy Madar

First Reflections: What draws you to the labor movement?

Musical Response

Offering (Sheila Foran)

For the month of September our community outreach offering is divided between Kid Safe CT and Power UP CT.  Kid Safe, an affiliate of the Village for Families and Children based in Rockville, provides a variety of services and resources to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people. Power Up is a Manchester-based Black Lives Matter and antiracist organization. Our congregation is currently partnering with Power Up on EMPOWER-U Manchester to provide a range of resources to Black and Brown children and youth as they recover from the pandemic and from systemic racism.

Offering Music

“Joe Hill”
by Paul Robeson
performed by Rob Laurens

Further Reflections: What has Labor been up to in Connecticut?

Musical Meditation

Final Reflections: What can faith communities do in solidarity with labor?

Closing Song

“Which Side Are You On?”
by Florence Reece
performed by Janet Desmarais, Kathy Ayers, Alan Ayers, Linda Duncan
Doug Pease and Dan Thompson

Extinguishing the Chalice (Sheila Foran)

Closing Circle (Sheila Foran)

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. 

Postlude (Mary Bopp)

Announcements / Joys and Concerns / Breakout Rooms

 

 

 

 

“Talkin’ to Trees: Stories from the Overstory (and the Understory)” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, August 29, 2021

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

Welcome (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Announcements

Centering

Prelude

“Rising Green”
by Carolyn McDade
performed by Jeannine Westbrook

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

excerpt from (the fictional) The Secret Forest
by (the fictional) Patricia Westerford
in The Overstory
by Richard Powers

Opening Hymn

“All Creatures of the Earth and Sky”
words attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
music from Ausserlesene Catholische Kirchengesang, 1623
#203 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Jeannine Westbrook

All creatures of the earth and sky,
come, kindred, lift your voices high,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Bright burning sun with golden beam,
soft shining moon with silver gleam:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Swift rushing wind so wild and strong,
white clouds that sail in heav’n along,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Fair rising morn in praise rejoice,
high stars of evening find a voice:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Cool flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for all life to hear,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Dance,  flame of fire, so strong and bright,
and bless us with your warmth and light:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Embracing earth, you, day by day,
bring forth your blessings on our way,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
All herbs and fruits that richly grow,
let them the glory also show:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Meditation

excerpt from The Overstory
by Richard Powers
spoken by Susan Barlow

Musical Meditation

Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation

Offering  For the months of July and August 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

“Tree Song”
written and performed by Eileen Driscoll

Sermon “Talkin’ to Trees” (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Closing Hymn

“For the Earth Forever Turning”
words and music by Kim Oler
#163 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Jeannine Westbrook

For the earth forever turning; for the skies, for ev’ry sea;
for our lives, for all we cherish, sing we our joyful song of peace.

For the mountains, hills, and pastures in their silent majesty;
for the stars, for all the heavens, sing we our joyful song of peace.

For the sun, for rain and thunder, for the seasons’ harmony,
for our lives, for all creation, sing we our joyful praise to Thee.

For the world we raise our voices, for the home that gives us birth;
in our joy we sing returning home to our bluegreen hills of earth.

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. 

Postlude (Mary Bopp)

Virtual Coffee Hour / Breakout Rooms

 

 

Small Celebrations – UUS:E Virtual Worship, August 15, 2021

Gathering Music Dorothy Bognar (Scott Joplin: Solace – A Mexican Serenade)

Welcome & Introduction (David Klotz)

Announcements

Centering (David Klotz)

Prelude Dorothy Bognar (Astor Piazzolla: Dúo 1 from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Opening Words and Chalice Lighting (David Klotz)

Opening Hymn

“Wake Now My Senses” – #298 (gray hymnal)

Led byJeannine Westerbrook.

Wake, now, my senses, and hear the earth call;
feel the deep power of being in all;
keep, with the web of creation your vow,
giving, receiving as love shows us how.

Wake, now, my reason, reach out to the new;
join with each pilgrim who quests for the true;
honor the beauty and wisdom of time;
suffer thy limit, and praise the sublime.

Wake, now, compassion, give heed to the cry;
voices of suffering fill the wide sky;
take as your neighbor both stranger and friend,
praying and striving their hardship to end.

Reading (Beth Hudson-Hankins)

Joys and Concerns (David Klotz)

Offering

For the month of August, 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 Dorothy Bognar (Astor Piazzolla: Milonga from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

First Speaker: Beth Hudson-Hankins

Second Speaker: Leslie Green

Third Speaker: David Klotz

Closing Hymn

“We laugh, we cry…” – #354 (grey hymnal)

Led by Jeannine Westbrtook

We laugh, we cry, we live, we die; we dance, we sing our song.
We need to feel there’s something here to which we can belong.
We need to feel the freedom just to have some time alone.
But most of all we need close friends we can call our very own.
And we believe in life, and in the strength of love;
and we have found a need to be together.
We have our hearts to give, we have our thoughts to receive;
and we believe that sharing is an answer.

A child is born among us and we feel a special glow.
We see time’s endless journey as we watch the baby grow.
We thrill to hear imagination freely running wild.
We dedicate our minds and heart to the spirit of this child.
And we believe in life, and in the strength of love;
and we have found a time to be together.
And with the grace of age, we share the wonder of youth,
and we believe that growing is an answer.

We seek elusive answers to the questions of this life.
We seek to put an end to all the waste of human strife.
We search for truth, equality, and blessed peace of mind.
And then, we come together here, to make sense of what we find.
And we believe in life, and in the strength of love,
and we have found a joy being together.
And in our search for peace, maybe we’ll finally see:
even to question, truly is an answer.

Closing Words & Extinguishing the Chalice (David Klotz)

#681 in the hymnal, adapted from Gaelic runes.

Deep peace of the running wave to you.

Deep peace of the flowing air to you.

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

Deep peace of the shining stars to you.

Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.

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.

Postlude – Dorothy Bognar (Astor Piazzolla: El Viaje – The Voyage)

Breakout Rooms

 

“Small Miracles” – UUS:E Virtual Worship, August 1, 2021

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

Centering (Sheila Foran)

Introduction to the Service (Sheila Foran)

Prelude

“Perpetual Motion”
by Karl Bohm
performed by Margeaux Ford

Chalice Lighting & Opening Words

“To Remind Ourselves What Is Real”
by Elena Westbrook
Read by Sandy Karosi (member of the Sunday Services Committee)

In a world ravaged by violence, by hatred,
by conflicts that seem eternal and insoluble,
sometimes the only thing we can do
is be still for a moment
to remind ourselves what is real:
the sun that rose this morning,
the dirt under our feet,
the air whispering in and out of our lungs.
This hour, try just to be present in each moment as it unfolds.
Your simple attention is what makes these moments holy.

Opening Hymn

“Morning Has Broken”
Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Gaelic Melody, 1931 Oxford University Press,
Harmony by David Evans
#38 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Sandy Johnson

Morning has broken like the first morning,
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven,
like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
sprung in completeness where God’s feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s recreation of the new day!

Joys and Concerns (Sandy Karosi)

Musical Interlude (Mary Bopp)

First Speaker: Rob Sehi

Musical Interlude (Mary Bopp)

Offering

For the month of August, 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 (Mary Bopp)

“Gymnopédie No. 1”
by Erik Satie

Second Speaker: Anne Carr

Musical Interlude (Mary Bopp)

Reflection: Sandy Karosi

Closing Hymn

“‘Tis a Gift to be Simple”
Words: Joseph Bracket
Music: American Shaker tune
#16 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Sandy Johnson

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ‘tis a gift to be free,
‘tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
and when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained,
to bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
‘till by turning, turning we come ‘round right.

Extinguishing the Chalice and Closing Words (Sandy Karosi)

“Go Forth in Simplicity”
by Samuel A. Trumbore

Go forth in simplicity.
Find and walk the path
that leads to compassion and wisdom,
that leads to happiness, peace and ease.
Welcome the stranger and
open your heart to a world in need of healing.
Be courageous before the forces of hate.
Hold and embody a vision of the common good that
serves the needs of all people.

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.

Postlude (Mary Bopp)

Virtual Coffee Hour with Breakout Rooms

 

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

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

Welcome (Rev. Josh Pawelek)

Announcements

Centering

Prelude

“Centerfield”
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.

 Meditation

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

Musical Meditation (Mary Bopp)

 Joys and Concerns

Musical Meditation

 Offering

 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

 

“How I Found Unitarian Universalism/UUS:E and Why I Stay” — UUS:E Virtual Worship, July 11, 2021

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

Welcome and Announcements  (Alan Ayers, member of the Sunday Services Committee)

Centering  (Marsha Howland, member of the Sunday Services Committee)

Prelude 

“Bridge Over Troubled Water”
by Paul Simon
performed by Alan and Kathy Ayers and Mary Bopp

Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

Opening Hymn 

“May Nothing Evil Cross this Door”
Words by Louis Untermeyer
Music by Robert N. Quaile
#1 in Singing the Living Tradition
led by Jeannine Westbrook

May nothing evil cross this door,
and may ill fortune never pry about
these windows; may the roar
and rain go by.

By faith made strong, the rafters will
withstand the battering of the storm.
This hearth, though all the world grow chill,
will keep you warm.

Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,
touching our lips with holy wine,
till every casual corner blooms
into a shrine.

With laughter drown the raucous shout,
and, though these sheltering walls are thin,
may they be strong to keep hate out
and hold love in.

Introduction to the Service

First Reading:

From “Constellations of our Lives”
by Karen G. Johnston
read by Marsha Howland

First Speaker: Maureen Flanagan

Musical Meditation

Joys and Concerns 

Musical Meditation

Offering  

The recipients of our July outreach offering are the three area food banks serving residents in towns including Manchester, East Hartford, Ellington, South Windsor, Tolland and Vernon. They are MACC Food Bank, Hockanum Valley Food Pantry, and CT Mutual Aid East of the River Food Pantry.

Offering Music

“I Believe”
by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman
performed by Alan Ayers

Second Speaker: Rob Stolzman

Musical Meditation

Third Speaker: Marsha Howland

Second Reading:

“I Want to Be with People”
by Dana E. Worsnop
read by Marsha Howland

Closing Hymn 

“Go Lifted Up”
by Mortimer B. Barron
#1057 in Singing the Journey
led by Jeannine Westbrook

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

Extinguishing the Chalice and Closing Words 

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.

Postlude

Breakout Rooms