Order of Service 5-3-2020- 10 AM 

The Heavy Burden of Grief
What happens to a culture that loses 40,000 people in one month to a single cause?
Led by Rev. Tom Schade

 

Gathering Music 

Welcome & Announcements: Deb Weaver

Chalice Lighting By Dana Olandt read by Deb Weaver
With music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Opening Words: Sir Henry Taylor read by Rev. Tom Schade

Hymn: Come, Come Whoever you Are (from Bring Many Names album)

Unison Affirmation – led by Deb Weaver
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 Led by Deb Weaver
With music played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian

Prayer led by Rev. Tom Schade

Hymn: Spirit of Life (from Bring Many Names)

Offering and Offertory – May Share the Plate
Westbay Farm in Warwick
Music Played by Nonetta Shatakhtsian
To donate: www.westminsteruu.org/donate

Story told by Rev. Tom Schade

Musical Interlude

Reflection led by Rev. Tom Schade

Closing Words: Robert Hugh Orr read by Rev. Tom Schade

Music: YouTube Video Blue Boat Home by Peter Mayer, sung by Josh Curtis 

Benediction

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, for George Johnson as technical troubleshooter 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. If you have technical gifts and would like to learn more about how you can serve the church with these skills, please email [email protected] to learn more.

 

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!