Order Of Service – September 13, 2020
Music for Contemplation: Goldberg Variations #1 Aria, #10 Variatio 9 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza, #8 Variatio 7 a 1 ovvero 2 Clav., and #5 Variatio 4 a 1 Clav. by J.S. Bach, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka, available at https://soundcloud.com/open-goldberg. Photos by Rev. Bruce Carey Taylor, Andey Amata and Steve Schmidt, and © Soul Matters.
Prelude: How Are Things In Glocca Morra by Yip Harburg, performed by Molly Ruggles
Opening Words by Starhawk from Lifting Our Voices #36
Welcome: Paul Marcucilli and Rev. Bruce Taylor
Chalice Lighting: A Chalice Lighting For Ingathering by Janet Parsons
Love is the heart of this church. We commit to: Being a diverse, welcoming community of mutual care and respect; Supporting each other's spiritual journey and search for truth and meaning; Promoting justice and serving the wider community. We hold ourselves to this promise with compassion and understanding.
Hymn #361: Enter, Rejoice And Come In, words and music by Louise Ruspini, arranged by Betty A. Wylder (Singing The Living Tradition), sung by the UUCM Choir (Nancy Kurtz, Marsha Lawson, Daric Delfino, Michael Glenn, Joe Walters, Carole Bundy, Brendan O’Brien, Alex Cumming, Susan Jhirad, accompanied by Molly Ruggles)
Enter, rejoice, and come in. Enter, rejoice, and come in. Today will be a joyful day; enter, rejoice and come in. Open your ears to the song. Open your ears to the song. Today will be a joyful day; enter, rejoice and come in. Open your hearts ev’ry one. Open your hearts ev’ry one. Today will be a joyful day; enter, rejoice and come in. Don’t be afraid of some change. Don’t be afraid of some change. Today will be a joyful day; enter, rejoice and come in. Enter, rejoice, and come in. Enter, rejoice, and come in. Today will be a joyful day; enter, rejoice and come in.
Offertory: Ash Grove Meditation, written and performed by Andey Amata
Meditation: words by Howard Thurman from Meditations of the Heart, p. 160
Music: Climb Ev’ry Mountain by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, performed by Molly Ruggles
Sermon: A Time For Renewal
Hymn #12: O Life That Maketh All Things New, words by Samuel Longfellow, music: Thomas Williams’s Psalmodia Evangelica 1789 (Singing The Living Tradition) singer Nancy Kurtz, pianist Molly Ruggles
O Life that maketh all things new, the blooming earth, our thoughts within, our pilgrim feet, wet with thy dew, in gladness hither turn again. From hand to hand the greeting flows, from eye to eye the signals run, from heart to heart the bright hope glows; the seekers of the light are one: One in the freedom of the truth, one in the joy of paths untrod, one in the soul’s perennial youth, one in the larger thought of God; The freer step, the fuller breath, the wide horizon’s grander view, the sense of life that knows no death, the Life that maketh all things new.
Closing Words by Rebecca Parker
Postlude: Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Molly Ruggles