Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Thank you to our Worship Partner Sarah Quigg
Welcome and Announcements
Chalice Lighting by Florence Caplow
Prelude: Preludium by M. V. D. Gheyn, played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Opening Words attributed to Chief Seattle, a Suquamish and Duwamish Chief
Opening Hymn: Enter Rejoice and Come In, performed by Van Fenstermaker – Guitar and vocals -Bill Folwell – Bass Ed Kraemer
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.
Time for All Ages: “All Critters Have a Place in the Choir”
Animal Blessing based on the work of the Revs. Karen G. Johnston, Tom Rhodes and Christine Robinson.
Time of Sharing: Things We Love About Our Pets or Animals
Interlude: Aria Months G String by J. S. Bach arr. By M. Cervellin, played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Pet Prayer by Sarah Quigg
Meditative Music/Song in Response: Call Down a Blessing, performed by Cooper, Nelson & Early with Ken Brown joining them.
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.
Youth Pride, Rhode Island 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.
Youth Pride 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 www.westminsteruu.org/donate
Offertory: Albumblatt by A. Schultze, played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Closing Hymn: All Creatures of the Earth and Sky
Closing Words by Fyodor Dostoyevksy:
Carry the Flame performed by Westminster UU Congregation