OOS 3-21-21

OOS 3-21-21
Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras 

Thank you to our Worship Partner Amy Abel

Welcome and Announcements 

Chalice Lighting  by Jennifer Gracen 

Prelude: Dawn by K. Rebecca played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words by Rev. Gretchen Haley

Opening Hymn: Here We Have Gathered

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: Kick The Solo Can by R.A. Hutchinson played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Prayer Author Unknown 

Meditative Music/Song in Response: Spirit of Life by Carolyn McDade arr, David M. Glasgow performed by Andrew Tralle

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 RI, 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, obtaining 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 www.westminsteruu.org/donate 

Offertory: Variation 2 by B. Giulivi played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

First Reading  Christian Bible: Mark 1:9-15 

Second Reading by Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman 

Hymn: Do You Hear? performed by the UU Charlottesville Virtual Choir 


Closing Hymn We Are By Dr. Ysaye Barnell performed by Dr. Barnell and the GA2020 Sunday Service

Closing words 

Carry the Flame performed by the WUC Congregation