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.