OOS 1-29-23

OOS 1-29-2023
“In Praise of Mistakes”
Rev. DL Helfer, Service Leader
Rev. Eric Cherry, Worship Partner
Kamila Barzykowski, Lay Pastoral Care Associate
Barbara Scott, Coffee Angel
Tech Host: Jolanda Walter


Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there – Rumi
What if the core ask of Unitarian Universalism is to make “mistakes,” to engage in ways that create openings to the unexpected in our hearts, minds, and spirits?

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting

Prelude:  Menuet Suite 434 by G. F. Handel

Opening Words

*Opening Hymn:  #347 Gather the Spirit

*Unison Affirmation
Love is the spirit of this church
And service our mission
This is our great covenant
To dwell together in peace
To seek the truth in love
And to help one another

Time for All Ages:  “The Perfect Heart” by Paul Coehlo

Children’s Recessional
As you journey – As you journey Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
May you know – May you know
Love and hope go with you –
Love and hope go with you
Learn and grow – Learn and grow

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude: Comment me Trouvez-vous? by J P. Michaux

Prayer and Sharing of Ourselves

Sung Response:   #131 Love Will Guide Us

Call for the Offering:  Call for the Offering:  Our January Share the Plate Recipient Is Providence’s Beautiful Day. Beautiful Day is a gourmet granola company with a mission to help refugees to enter the job market and become welcomed, self-sufficient members of their communities, helping refugees adjust to life in America by offering paid, on-the-job training. Every job in our company is designed to be part of a hands-on classroom where trainees gain critical skills and the confidence to enter the job market. To donate go to:

Offertory:  Valse Lente by M. Raynal

Sermon:  “In Praise of Mistakes”

*Closing Hymn:  #112 Do you Hear?

Closing Words:  “A Blessing for Risk-Takers and Failures” by Rev. Robin Tanner

Carry the Flame