Healing and Transition = Transformation

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How are Covid-19, our 2020 elections, and Transgender Day of Remembrance related to one another? All three are about intensive healing and intentional transitioning leading towards meaningful transformations. Join us as we consider the paths before us.


Healing And Transition = Transformation

Order of Service
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Welcome and Board Greeting

Prelude     Wilt Heden Nu Treden Dutch folk melody (1626)
              Bob Wyckoff, trumpet; Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting –  In Need of Healing by Maureen Killoran

Welcome, you who come in need of healing,
you who are confused, or have been betrayed.
Welcome, with your problems and your pain.
Welcome, too, your joys and your wonderings,
welcome your need to hope, your longing for assurance.
Instead of answers, here may you find safety for your questions.
Instead of promises, may you find community for your struggles,
people with hands and hearts to join you
in engaging the challenges and changes of our day.

Opening Words

Opening Hymn #34  Though I May Speak With Bravest Fire   Hal Hopson;
trad. English melody
, performed by Beth and Michael McKinney

Reflection I

Special Music        Hope Lingers On   Lissa Schneckenburger
            performed by the Boston Children’s Chorus

Story for All Ages – “The Big Orange Splot”  by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Hymn #1015        I Know I Can      Dennis Hamilton and Jeannie Gagné
          singers: Steve Squires, George Carvill, Eva Greene

Reflection II

Offering shared with The Root Social Justice Center

Candles of Joys and Concerns

Offertory  “Autumn” from El quattro stagione
Antonio Vivaldi,  performed by the Budapest Strings

Unison Affirmation

“Love is the spirit of this congregation and
service is its call. let this be our covenant:
to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.”

 Reflection III

Closing Hymn #301  Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky     Grace Lewis-McLaren
                      Christina Gibbons, soprano

Extinguishing the Chalice – The Broken World Awaits  by L. R. Knost

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.

Not with time, as they say, but with intention.

So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

Closing Circle Song
 “Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.”
                                     (sung 2 times)

Conversation and Coffee Hour