Have We Met?
Led by Rev. Eric Cherry and DRE Jessica Hess. Music: Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Soul matters theme: Courage
Thank you to our Worship Partner: Sarah Quigg, our Usher Laura Giusti and our Lay Pastoral Care Associate Sue Bollens
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Have you just discovered our Beloved Community or has it simply been a while since you’ve sat among your fellow Westminsterites? Join Reverend Eric and DRE Jessica Hess for an interactive inter-generational celebration of sharing and getting to know each other as we (re)introduce ourselves, (re)connect and (re)commit to our faith family.
Welcome and Announcements
Chalice Lighting by Rev. Tania Marquez
“It is now, when we are called as witnesses of the world… Not to hide, not to fear, but to be bold and loud…”
Prelude: September by H. Yamazaki
Opening Hymn – #1051 We Are…
- For each child that’s born, a morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are. For each child that’s born, a morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.
- We are our grandmothers’ prayers and we are our grandfathers’ dreamings, we are the breath of our ancestors, we are the spirit of God. We are mothers of courage and fathers of time, we are daughters of dust and the sons of great visions we’re sisters of mercy and brothers of love, we are lovers of life and the builders of nations, we’re seekers of truth and keepers of faith, we are makers of peace and the wisdom of ages.
- We are our grandmothers’ prayers and we are our grandfathers’ dreamings, we are the breath of our ancestors, we are the spirit of God. For each child that’s born, a morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.
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
Joys and Sorrows
Piano Interlude: Memories of a Summer by S.Diehl
Responsive Prayer by Rev. Maureen Killoran
AND MAY I EVER KNOW LOVE’S HEALING PRESENCE AT THE HEART AND CENTER OF MY DAYS.
Sung Response: #1031 May I Be Filled with Loving Kindness
- May I be filled with loving kindness. May I be well. May I be filled with loving kindness. May I be well. May I be peaceful and at ease. May I be whole.
- May you be filled with loving kindness. May you be well. May you be filled with loving kindness. May you be well. May you be peaceful and at ease. May you be whole.
- May we be filled with loving kindness. May we be well. May we be filled with loving kindness. May we be well. May we be peaceful and at ease. May we be whole.
Offering: October’s Share the Plate Recipient is The Sharing Locker
The Sharing Locker is one of Westminster’s outreach projects and has been in operation since February 2010. Westminster reaches out to anyone in Washington or Kent County as well as Cranston residents who are experiencing a need for assistance by offering household goods, a seasonal farmer’s market, and/or pet food. Our operation is, by design, closely aligned to our Westminster vision and mission. We have continued to serve clients even during the pandemic. To donate:https://www.westminsteruu.org/donate/
Offertory: Jewish Folksong arr. By K. Schoonenbeek
A Story – Jessica
Crafting a Heart
A Reflection on Connections
Closing Hymn: #1021 Lean on Me
- Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow. But if we are wise we know that there’s always tomorrow.
Chorus: Lean on me when you’re not strong and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on, For it won’t be long ’til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on. Just call on me brother when you need a hand. We all need somebody to lean on. I just might have a problem that you’d understand. We all need somebody to lean on.
2. Please swallow your pride if I have things you need to borrow, For no one can fill those of your needs that you won’t let show.
- If there is a load you have to bear that you can’t carry, I’m right up the road, I’ll share your load if you just call me.
Closing words: by Rev. Audette Fulbright Fulson
Carry the Flame