OOS 11-01-20

OOS for 11-01-20
Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

Thank you to our Worship Partner Debra Weaver and our Tech Host Tracey Wysor

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Edwin C. Lynn

Prelude:   Can You Hear the Flower Song? by L. Orsa played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words by Rev Angela Herrerra

Opening Hymn:   Do Not Leave Your Cares at the Door – Sung by Elizabeth Alexander – Mounds Park Academy Chamber Choir

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

Joys and Sorrows: Live Oak by C. Gabel played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Prayer by Kenneth P. Langer (adapted)

Song in Response:   Breathe In, Breathe Out
                                   First Unitarian Church of Houston Choir, Mark Vogel, Director

Offering: Here at Westminster we share our offering every month with a different organization that shares our values or our mission. Our November Share the plate is: Our November Share the Plate Recipient is Westminster’s The Sharing Locker The Sharing Locker is one of Westminster’s outreach projects and has been in operation since February 2010.  We reach out to anyone in Washington or Kent County as well as Cranston residents who are experiencing a need for assistance with non-food products and/or pet food.  The Sharing locker is, by design, closely aligned with the Westminster vision and mission. The Sharing Locker continues to serve clients even during the pandemic. To donate www.westminsteruu.org/donate

 Offertory:   Viennese Melody Austrian Folk Tune
                     played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Reading by Octavia Butler (adapted)

Sermon Part 1

Song: Loosen Loosen by Aly Halpert

Sermon Part 2

Closing Hymn:   Love Calls Us On by Jason Shelton, performed by Kindred Voices;
                            Don Krehbiel, director; Anne McFarland, on piano

Closing Words

Carry the Flame