OOS 2-14-21

OOS 2-14-21
Led by Rev. Mary Doane, Sylvia Foster

Thank you to our Worship Partner George Johnson

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting: “The Light is Returning” by Kate McPhee

Prelude: Improvisation on For the Beauty of the Earth performed by Rev. Mary Doane, piano

Opening Words

Hymn: #1053 How Could Anyone in Singing the Journey. Led by Rev. Mary

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.

Joys and Sorrows: #123 Spirit of Life

Prayer/Mediation Response: Let the Life I’ve Lived American Spiritual from Joe Carter

Offering: Here at Westminster, we share our offering every month with a different organization that shares our values or our mission. Our February Share the Plate is the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, which offers short-term, safe, confidential shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. In addition to providing for all basic needs, the center encourages residents to participate in a program that includes education about domestic violence, parenting and financial literacy. The Center also provides specialized children’s services, law enforcement advocacy, professional training, support services and referrals. All this allows clients to take the next steps toward self-sufficiency. To donate www.westminsteruu.org/donate

Offering Music: Gather the Spirit

Reading: Excerpts from “Cinderella Liberator” by Rebecca Solnit

Interlude: Sinfonia No 11 in G Minor JS Bach

Sermon: “Got Enough?” Sylvia Foster

Closing Hymn: #1021 Lean on Me led by Rev. Mary

Closing Words

Carry the Flame