“Waking To the World – Easter Sunday”

*Through loss and change, we are awakened to the possibilities of healing and transformation. We are re-creating ourselves through each experience we have, waking to the community around us, and in turn helping to see the world around us with new eyes. May we wake to new possibilities on this Easter Sunday!
*Guest pianist William Lehninger and Eva Greene will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony chorale (piano arr. by Liszt).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

“Waking to the World-Easter Sunday”

Order of Service
Sunday, April 9, 2023

Greeting                                                                       Rev. Telos

Board Welcome & Announcements                        Barbara Woods

Prelude:    Ode to Joy, from Symphony no. 9    Ludwig van Beethoven
arr. for 4H piano, performed by William Lehninger-Swist and Eva Greene

Chalice Lighting                                                          Beth McKinney
As we light our chalice flame, we feel the warmth of light surrounding us. We remember all that has given us birth, nurtured and inspired us as we travel this journey of living. We honor all those who have come before us, and lift up the life of Jesus as a symbol of courage and kindness. May our light nourish and sustain us.                                                            

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 #44     We Sing of Golden Mornings

Time For All of Us: “The Path”                                      

Anthem: “This Year That Comes” poem by Fran Freeman, music by Tom Baehr
 All Souls Choir, Tom Baehr, Director
This year that comes promises light
Walk into the day experience the bright
Feel the lifting hearts around
Life will again be sound

As we connect and share our love
We will be graced from up above
Somehow the goodness will reign
And relieve the angst and pain

As we open our hearts to let others in
We know that faith and goodness will win

Fran Freeman
December 10, 2020

Let There Always Be Light “by Rebecca Elson                Ed Burke

Sermon: “Waking to the World-Easter Sunday”                Rev. Telos

Offering shared with ECDC

Offertory: Ave Verum Corpus   Mozart
Marcia Lehninger, violin; Eva Greene, piano

Our Candles of Joys and Sorrows

Hymn #61     Lo, the Earth Awakes Again

Extiinguishing the Chalice                                            Beth McKinney
Easter light, continue to shine forth in brightness. May we continue to offer our individual and collective light with every breath and word and step that we take on this path. May we lift our voices in song, reach our hands out in care and feel the threads of light that connect us to one another.
Closing Circle: “Carry the flame of peace and love
Until we meet again.” (sung two times)
Benediction                                                                            Rev. Telos