Order of Service 4-26-20

Free Spirits in the Face of Change
We were already living in an era of transformation. The pace of change just went from fast to very fast. How do we handle it? How can we make the most of it? How might we live as the free spirits we naturally are, even in the face of rapid change?

 

Gathering Music 

Welcome & Announcements: Deb Weaver
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Chalice Lighting  By Cynthia Landrum
With music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words by Gretchen Haley  

Opening Hymn Gather the Spirit  

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 & Sorrows
With music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Pastoral Prayer Rev. Andy Pakula (adapted)

Offering and Offertory
With music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
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Reading by Helen Keller 

Music The Clouds” by Cynthia Gray, sung by Westminster’s Choir in 2016

Reflection Part 1 – Making Mistakes

Hymn: “There is a Love” by Rebecca Parker

Reflection Part 2 – Starting Again 

Video: “Brave” by Sara Bareilles 

Reflection Part 3 – Rebuilding the World 

Closing VideoThe Great Turning” by MaMuse, sung by the Thrive choir 

Closing Words 

Carry the Flame

** Many thanks to Alice Cialella for serving as lead technical host this morning, to Tracey Wysor for serving as technical co-host and to Chris Lewis for serving as technical adviser. Without the generous gift of their time and support this service would not have been possible.

 

The Service Will be Followed by Coffee Hour on Zoom!
Breakout rooms of 6-8 will be randomly assigned to all who would like to participate. We’ll do rounds of 10 minutes each. It’s a great way to get to know folks you otherwise might not get a chance to talk to!

To join our Newcomer Welcome session at 11:15am: https://tinyurl.com/WucWelcome