OOS 8-16-20

OOS 8-16-20

Welcome and Announcements

Chalice Lighting

Chalice reading by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Prelude played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening words from “How to Be a Poet” by Wendell Berry

Unison Affirmation:
Love is the spirit of this church
And service its law.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.

Joys and Sorrows with music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Our Share the plate this summer will be: The National Bail Out collective, a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists who are building a community-based movement to support folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. To donate go to  www.westminsteruu.org/donate.To read more about NBO click here.

Offertory played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Introduction to Charles Eisenstein YouTube video   Stephen Conlon
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (YouTube – Sustainable Human)

Introduction to instrumental piano piece Ocean Blue composed by Jamiel Conlon (for Joanne Friday’s 70th birthday)

Introduction to Resmaa Menakem – author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies On Being (Krista Tippett) with Resmaa Menakem

Reflection – “Building a More Beautiful World” Stephen Conlon 

Introduction to Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s guided meditation   Stephen Conlon
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – Breathe Yourself Back Home – A Prayer Meditation (YouTube)

Closing song:
Saturn by Sleeping At Last (a musical project led by Ryan O’Neal)

Closing Words

Carry the Flame