Preacher: Reverend Jolie Olivetti | This evening at sundown is the Jewish New Year; with the turning of the year comes a chance for renewal. Let us renew our commitment to hope, however hopeless we may feel. This paradox calls us: we work for the common good regardless of any expectation of a good outcome, and in so
doing we can find our way to flourishing.
Our service today begins with the blowing of the Shofar in acknowledgement of Rosh Hashanah. Steve Tapper will blow the traditional soundings of the Shofar using multiple shofars he has collected.
The reading today is from “The Gates of Hope” by Victoria Stafford. Our closing words are by Howard Zinn.