OOS 5-29-22

OOS 5-29-22
The Gathering of the Community
Led by Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh

Thank you to our Worship Partner: Deb Weaver

Gathering Chime

Welcome and Announcements

Unison Chalice Lighting: “In This Time of Uncertainty” by Ann Williams Clark

Prelude: Sonata by H. Purcell

Land Acknowledgement

Our Call to Communal Spirit:  #48 From Lifting Our Voices by Stephen Kendrick

Opening Song: The Times They Are A-Changin by Bob Dylan

Affirming Our Connections

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

Message for All Ages: “The Rabbit Listened” written by Cori Doerrfeld

Joys and Sorrows: Melody by I. Brull

Offering: Our May Share the Plate is The Sharing Locker’s Farmer’s Market. For four years The Sharing locker has partnered with West Bay Community Action, URI’s S.N.A.P. /food assistance outreach, and West Bay Farm. Together, they provided farm-fresh produce between July and October to our Sharing Locker Clients, many of whom may lack access to fresh, healthy produce. Due to the pandemic, the $15 vouchers were curtailed. We are looking to close the gap to continue the Farmer’s Market effort in this upcoming season. To donate www.westminsteruu.org/donate 

Offertory: The Road to Happiness by K. Rebecca

Seeking Wisdom and Inspiration

Reading: “These Days” by Lynn Ungar

Meditation and Prayer: #1099 Meditation on Breathing performed by Mary Pratt and Rev. Jim Magaw, UU Church of the South Hills, Pittsburgh PA

Sermon: “Spiritual Practices of Memory, Peoplehood, and Collective Reckoning” 

Closing Hymn: #1020 Woyaya Words and; music by Loughty Amoa, Solomon Amarfio, Robert M. Bailey, Roy Bedeau, Francis
T. Osei, Whendell K. Richardson, and Mac Tontoh; Created by Paul Thompson, Music Director at the UU Church of the Palouse, Moscow ID
Created by Paul Thompson, Music Director at the UU Church of the Palouse, Moscow ID

Returning to the World

Our Communal Sending Forth: #463 by Adrienne Rich

Unison Extinguishing of the Chalice

Carry the Flame