Strength in Vulnerability led by Rev. Telos Whitfield. There is strength in our vulnerability, in being able to find our true voices, share our individual experiences, and look to history and today for many examples when vulnerability can be a source of strength.
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It has been a year since the invasion of Ukraine, and we will honor the resilience and perseverance of the Ukrainian people, and the Russian people who have resisted this war. We will explore and celebrate the importance of music to one’s homeland, the power that music has to encourage peace, connect and sustain people through incredible challenges.
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Strength in Vulnerability
Order of Service
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Greeting Rev. Telos
Board Welcome & Announcements Ron Niswander
Prelude: “You Must Believe in Spring” by Michel Legrande
Eva Greene, piano
Chalice Lighting by Dag Hammarsköld Beth McKinney
Each morning we must hold out the chalice of our being to receive, to carry and give back.
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 #1008 “When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place”
Time For All of Us: The Invisible Web by Patrice Karst
Anthem: “And Make It So” words and music by Douglas E. Wagner
All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director
Sermon: “Strength in Vulnerability” Rev. Telos
Hymn #1002 “Comfort Me”
Offering shared with Brattleboro Community Television
Offertory: Chant de l’alouette from Les saisons Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Eva Greene, piano
Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows
Hymn #123 “Spirit of Life”
Extiinguishing the Chalice by Maureen Killoran Beth McKinney
As we extinguish our flame, we find ourselves here, together. May we remember that this is a community where we can share the truths of who we are, what we fear and love, allowing our collective vulnerability and strength to guide us.
Closing Circle: “Carry the flame of peace and love
Until we meet again.” (sung two times)
Benediction Rev. Telos