OOS 5-30-21

OOS 5-30-21
The Gathering of the Community
Led by Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh

Thank you to our Worship Partner Debra Weaver

Welcome and Announcements 

Chalice Lighting: “The Compassion Exercise” by Harry Palmer

Prelude: Le Danube Oublie by C. Vincent played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Mutual Call to Worship: # 583 “The Young Dead Soldiers” written by Archibald MacLeish, 

Opening Hymn:  #1001 Breaths, words by Birago Diop (adapted) Music by Ysaye M. Barnwell, performed by Lauren Scott for Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton

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.    

Joys and Sorrows: Elegie by N.W.Gade played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Offering: Our May Share the Plate is the Rhode Island Free Clinic

Founded in 1999, the Rhode Island Free Clinic’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot afford those services; and to serve as an educational training site for aspiring health care professionals.

The Clinic mobilizes vital health resources for Rhode Island’s uninsured, working poor and low-income adults. The Clinic also provides the most efficient and cost-effective alternative to emergency rooms for uninsured residents seeking comprehensive health care. To donate www.westminsteruu.org/donate 

Offertory: The Road to Happiness by K. Rebecca played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Seeking Wisdom and Inspiration

Reading: “Liminal Space” by Polly Castor

Meditation and Prayer 

Musical Prayer Response:  #1009 Meditation on Breathing by Sarah Dan Jones; performed by May Pratt and Rev. JimMagaw of the UU Church of the South Hills

Sermon: “Public Memory, Art, and Theology”              

Closing Hymn: #1017 Building a New Way by Martha Sandefer, arr. Barry Hall and Bob Nicoll, performed by The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton Choir and Musicians

Returning to the World

Mutual Benediction: #580 “The Task of the Religious Community”
written by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed                   

Unison Extinguishing of the Chalice: Carry the Flame sung by the WUC Congregation