“Soul Poems Remembered”

This service, inviting participation of all members and friends, will be a celebration of poems that have inspired us.

We anticipate that this service will be both in-person and on Zoom. Click right here Sunday shortly before 10:00 a.m. to join via Zoom. Click here to read our protocols for in-person attendance.When attending in person, please completely power off your cell phone during the service to preserve the Church’s WiFi bandwidth for our Zoom attendees.

If you are attending online and do not wish your image to appear in the sanctuary, cover or turn off the camera on your computer.  However, please know that we miss you and love to be able to actually see you in our services.

 You will find the text of all poems being read in this service at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WqJwDscfckn2ZA5hSBEHWFZe6-zHHR5H/view?usp=sharing

“Soul Poems Remembered”

Order of Service
Sunday, August 14, 2022

Greetings                                                                   Christina Gibbons

Board Welcome & Announcements                            Barbara Woods

Prelude    “Woodland Sketches: X. Told at Sunset”   Edward MacDowell
                           Eva Greene, piano

Chalice Lighting  
 from Rev. Bruce Southworth 
For the gift of this day and for our community of spiritual nurture and compassion, we give thanks. We light this chalice as a symbol of our faith. May our many sparks meet and merge in communion of heart and soul.

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.

Introduction                                                                Christina Gibbons

Opening Hymn #1010: “Oh, We Give Thanks”   Wendy Luella Perkins

“With saddened face…” by Edward J. Phelps                 read by Orion Barber

“A Contribution to Statistics” by Wislawa Szymborska  read by Catie G. Berg

“Waiting for Icarus” by Muriel Rukeyser                          read by Mara Berkley

“Night on the Island” by Pablo Neruda                            read by Ed Burke

Hymn #112: “Do You Hear”  lyrics by Emily Thorn, to the tune Union Harmony

“She Had Some Horses”  by Joy Harjo                          read by Elizabeth Lewis

“Spring and Fall” by Gerard Manley Hopkins                read by Maisie Crowther

“The World is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth

                                                                                       read by Charles Butterfield

Offering during the summer given to The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Offertory  “To a Wild Rose”   Edward Mac Dowell
Piano, Eva Greene

Blessing Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows

Closing Hymn #
108:  “How Can I Keep from Singing?”  

Chalice Extinguishing from Rev. Cynthia Landrum
We leave this gathered community,
but we don’t leave our connection, our concerns, our care for each other.
Our service to each other, to the world, and to our faith continues.
Until we are together again, friends, be strong, be well, be true, be loving.

*Closing Circle: “Carry the Flame of Peace and Love” (sung two times)

*Please join in standing as you are able.