OOS 3-14-21

OOS 3-14-21
Radical Imagination
Led by Rev. Joanna Lubkin

Thank you to our Worship Partner Al Jeffries and our Tech Host Tracey Wysor

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting words from Leslie Takahashi

Prelude: Aria Sonatak32 by D. Scarlatti performed by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words: “Blessed are the Hungry” by Theresa Inés Soto – Rev. Joanna Lubkin

Opening Hymn: #151 – I Wish I Knew How

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: L Envol by D.P. Taussat performed by Nonetta Shatakhtsian


Offering: Here at Westminster, we share our offering every month with a different organization that shares our values or our mission. Our March Share the Plate is Youth Pride, Rhode Island. Youth Pride RI is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults who identify within the LGBTQAI community while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work and play.

YouthPride RI provides a safe space for youth to connect with others and express their sexual and gender identities, as well as discuss issues such as immigration, substance abuse, domestic violence, HIV testing and other health resources, and legal advice. In addition, they provide a variety of other needed services, such as assistance with applications for subsidized housing, attaining a GED, transportation to appointments, explaining government benefits, connecting members to mental health resources, and providing information on food pantries and hot meal sites. To donate please go to:

Offertory: It’s a Fine Winter’s Day by M. Mier played by Nonetta Shatkhtsian

Reading: “There is an Edge (ode to radical imagination)” by Adrienne Maree Brown

Sermon: “Radical Imagination” – Rev. Joanna Lubkin

Closing Hymn:  #1017 – Building a New Way 

Closing Words from Arundhati Roy

Carry the Flame performed by the WUC Congregation