OOS 5-9-21

OOS 5-9-21
Mother’s Day and Flower Communion
Led by Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

Thank you to our Worship Partner Sarah Quigg

Welcome and Announcements 

Chalice Lighting by Jean L Wahlstrom    

Prelude: Spring from “Four Seasons” by A. Vivaldi played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words by Ethel Crow (adapted)

Opening Hymn: Gathered Here performed by the First Unitarian Church of Oakland Chancel Choir.

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.    

Time for All Ages 

Offertory: Flower Duet from “Lakme” by L.Delibes arr. by S. Lesley played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Sermon Part I

Hymn: #131 Love Will Guide Us words by Sally Rogers, traditional music arr. by Betty Wylder, performed by Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin

Sermon Part II

Closing Hymn: Prettier For the Beauty of the Earth by John Rutter. The UUCSR Choir, Stephen Michael Smith, Conductor. Excerpted from the April 4, 2021 virtual Easter Worship Service presented by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY.

Closing Words 

Carry the Flame of Peace and Love performed by the WUC Congregation March 2020.