“Vulnerability: A Strength or Weakness?”


Gathering Music  (Mary Bopp, pre-recorded)

Welcome (David Klotz)

Announcements (David Klotz)

Centering (David Klotz)


“Prague” by Dan Thompson
Dan Thompson, guitar

Chalice Lighting

“For All of Those…”
by Rev. Scott Tayler
read by David Klotz


“Comfort Me”
Words & music: Mimi Bornstein-Doble
#1002 in Singing the Journey
Dan Thompson, guitar; Sandy Johnson, vocals

Welcoming Visitors and Sharing Joys and Concerns (David Klotz)

Musical Interlude (Dan Thompson)

Continuing our practice of sharing our gifts with the community beyond our walls, fifty percent of our Sunday plate collections for the month of March will go to Moral Monday CT. Moral Monday CT, is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations, rooted in the social justice and civil rights movements. Based in Hartford, Moral Monday CT gathers voices in the struggle for freedom and justice for black and brown people. Their areas of focus, activism and social change work include police accountability, voting rights, and workers’ rights. Moral Monday CT was founded by Bishop John Selders and Lady Pamela Selders.

Offering Music

“The Old Way” by Sandy Johnson
Sandy Johnson, vocals; Dan Thompson, guitar

Introduction to the Service

Defining Vulnerability
by Anne Vogel


“I Am a Rock” by Paul Simon
Dan Thompson, guitar; Sandy Johnson, vocals

First Reflection

“The Courage of Risking Vulnerability”
by Anne Vogel


“To Risk”
by William Arthur Ward
read by David Klotz

Second Reflection

Quote from Susan Gabriele
read by Anne Vogel

Musical Interlude (Dan Thompson)

Third Reflection

“True Experience”
by Anne Vogel

Closing Hymn

“Lean on Me”
Words & music: Bill Withers
#1021 in Singing the Journey
Dan Thompson, guitar; Sandy Johnson, vocals

Closing Words

“Vulnerability is a Doorway”
by Rev. Scott Tayler
read by David Klotz

Extinguishing the Chalice (David Klotz)

Closing Words
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.