OOS 12-6-20

OOS 12-6-20
Led by Rev. Betty Stapleford

Thank you to our Worship Partner Al Jeffries

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting Reading: #453 Passover Haggadah

Prelude: Rigaudons by Ch. V. Alkan played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words by Rev. Clinton Lee Scott

Opening Hymn: # 128 For All That Is Our Life

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: Traum Bleibt Traum by K. Rebecca
played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian


Offering: Our December Share the Plate Recipient is the weR1 Rhode Island Fund
As needs have skyrocketed, especially for the immigrant population we are having a second month for this cause. The weR1 Rhode Island Fund is a collaborative effort between government, community, and philanthropic organizations to raise $3 million to provide no-fee debit cards to Rhode Islanders, especially for undocumented and immigrants with urgent need due to sickness, job loss or reduction in work hours and who are excluded from many federal programs. To donate go to .

Offertory​: Schlummerlied by A. Grull played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Reading​: “We Hold Hope Close” by Rev. Theresa Soto

Sermon​: “Hope Against Despair”

Closing Hymn:​ #6 Just As Long As I Have Breath from Singing the Living Tradition

Closing Words:​ inspired by words from Bishop Desmond Tutu

Carry the Flame