We know that love has transformative power, can bring healing and solace, encourage peace and reconciliation, and can be life-saving. Let us honor and celebrate the transformative power of Love in all its forms! together!
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“Love Can Transform”
Order of Service
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Greeting Rev. Telos
Board Welcome & Announcements Carla Fogg
Prelude: Chanson Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Eva Greene, piano
We kindle our flame and recall these words that “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” May we feel the warmth and light of this community and know that we are loved.
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.
Call to Worship Rev. Telos
Opening Hymn #346 “Come, Sing a Song With Me”
Time For All of Us: “Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You”
by Nancy Tillman
Anthem: “The Gift of Love” American folk tune Arr. by Hal Hopson
All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director
Creating Our Bouquet of Love
Special Music “Love Is Here to Stay” George & Ira Gershwin (1938)
Catie G. Berg, soprano; Eva Greene, piano
Sermon: “Love Can Transform” Rev. Telos
Song: “Give Yourself To Love” by Kate Wolf
Steve Squires, guitar & vocal
CHORUS: “You must give yourself to love,
if love is what you’re after.
Open up your heart to the tears and laughter,
and give yourself to love,
give yourself to love.*
Offering shared with the Women’s Freedom Center
Offertory: Solvejg’s Song Edvard Grieg
Eva Greene, piano
Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows
Extiinguishing the Chalice
As we extinguish our flame, the warmth of our connection lives on within and beyond us. Let us share the transformative power of love with all beings, those near and dear to us, and those far distant for we are all connected. May the strength of our light be felt.
Closing Circle: “Carry the flame of peace and love
Until we meet again.” (sung two times)
Benediction Rev. Telos