OOS 11-08-20

OOS 11-08-20
Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

Thank you to our Worship Partner Debra Weaver
and our Tech Host George Johnson

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Eric A Heller-Wagner

Prelude: Sarabande played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words by Rev. Christian Schmidt

Opening Hymn: Circle Round for Freedom by Linda Hirshhorn,
with Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, vocals

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: Jeanne by J.P. Michaux played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian


Song in Response I Know This Rose Will Open by Mary Grigolia,
sung by Jess Huetterman

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 Westminster’s own Sharing Locker. The Sharing Locker reaches 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 and it is, by design, closely aligned with the Westminster vision and mission as it continues to serve clients even during the pandemic. To donate please go to: www.westminsteruu.org/donate

Offertory: Slavonic Dance by A. Dvorak played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Reading by Rebecca Parker (adapted)

Sermon Part 1 with story by John Lewis

Song: “John Lewis Says…” Words by John Lewis, Music by Harmony Grisman, Video by Pamela Stoneham

Sermon Part 2 with story by Jacob ben Wolf Kranz, told by Rev. Susan Frederick Gray

Hymn: We Would Be One by Jean Sibelius (arranged by Saunder Choi)
with Chloe Vaught, Jyvonne Haskin, Saunder Choi, and Michael Miersm

Sermon Postlude 

Closing Song: Hold On Words by Rev. Theresa Soto, Music by Soto Scarth Locke

Closing Words: The Work of Democracy Begins by Rev. Anastassia Zinke

Carry the Flame