Daze of Awe: New Years’ Cheers & Fears

What if there is no kangaroo court in the sky? What if we have right and wrong all wrong? And who gets to be the judge?

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“Daze of Awe: New Years’ Cheers and Fears”
Service Leader: Daniel Kasnitz
Service Coordinator: Karen Tyler
Greeter: Lois Reynolds

Order of Service
Sunday, September 17, 2023

Board Welcome & Announcements                                      Leslie Kinney

Prelude     Chanson triste   Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting                                                                     Karen Tyler
As we light this chalice, we ponder; did one flame just become two, or is it still one flame in two places? Can one ever be truly separate from the other? And now that the flame of the match is out, what is the connection between the source of the flames, and the flame that remains??

Lighting Our Children’s Chalice
We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism. We are the church of the open minds. We are the church of the helping hands. We are the church of the loving hearts.

Welcome to the Daze of Awe!                                                   Daniel Kasnitz
L’shana tova – for a “good” year?

Opening  Hymn  #146   Soon the Day

Part One: Who judges whom and for what?                            Daniel Kasnitz

Hymn #148     Let Freedom Span Both East and West

Anthem: All of Us  words and music by Amy F. Bernon
All Souls Church Choir, Tom Baehr, Director

Part Two: Evidence of a Supreme Judge                                 Daniel Kasnitz

Offering shared with Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund                                                                                                                       Karen Tyler

Offertory   Shir ha-avoda (work song)   Israeli folk song 
Eva Greene, piano

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Concerns                              Karen Tyler     

Hymn #1044  Eli, Eli

Part Three: The Hazards of Appeasing G-d                            Daniel Kasnitz

Extinguishing the Chalice                                                             Karen Tyler
Soon the remaining flame will be in what we call the past. But is the fame (or flames) truly out? In what state is the flame if we ignore the supposed restrictions of time? You be the judge!

*Closing Circle “Carry the flame of peace and love”
until we meet again.”    (sung 2X)
*Please join in standing as you are able.

Benediction                                                                                 Daniel Kasnitz

Coffee Hour and Conversation