“Strength in Vulnerability”

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

Sharing Readings

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