Order of Service

Order of Service 12-10-2023
“Hanukkah for All of UUs
Led by Rev. DL Helfer

Worship Partner:  Al Jeffries
Lay Pastoral Care Associate:  Sue Bollens
Usher:  Sandra Norris and Janet Searles
Coffee Angels:  Sharing Locker
Pianist:  Nonetta Shatakhtsian
Tech Host:  Liz Roper


Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Chalice by Rev. DC Fortune

Prelude:  Sim Shalom (Prayer for Peace) Hebrew Prayer text music by Will Lopes

Opening Words

*Opening Hymn:  #389, Gathered Here

*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: 

Children’s Recessional:   Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
As you journey  –  As you journey
May you know  –  May you know
Love and hope go with you
Love and hope go with you
Learn and grow  –  Learn and grow

Joys and Sorrows

Piano Interlude:  Autumn Waltz by Lena Orsa

Prayer:  “A Peacemaking Prayer”

Sung Response:  # 352, Find a Stillness

Call for the Offering:  Our December Share the Plate Recipient is The Sharing Locker. The Sharing Locker is one of Westminster’s outreach projects and has been in operation since February 2010. We reach out to anyone in Washington or Kent County as well as Cranston residents who are experiencing a need for assistance with non-food products and/or pet food. The Sharing locker is, by design, closely aligned with the Westminster vision and mission. To donate click HERE

Offertory:  Jewish Vintage by K. Schoonenbeek

Sermon:  “The Living Tradition”

*Closing Hymn:  #203, All Creatures of the Earth and Sky

*Closing Words 

Extinguishing the Chalice:  Carry the Flame of Peace and Love until We Meet Again (repeat)