Order of Service

November 29, 2020

Gratitude: A Circle of Sharing

10 AM Family Service

Music Upon Entering: Feather Theme (from “Forrest Gump”) by Alan Silverstri (Manhattan, 1950-       ), Mel Springer, Music Director

Welcome: Christine Bulman, Interim DRE

Chalice Lighting:

          We light this chalice for Unitarian Universalism
          This is a congregation of open minds
          This is a congregation of helping hands
          This is a congregation of loving hearts
          Together, we work for peace and friendship in our world

Covenant: Unison

         Love is the doctrine of this church,  
         The quest for truth is its sacrament,  
         and service is its prayer.  
         To dwell together in peace, 
         to seek knowledge in freedom,  
         to serve humanity in fellowship,  
         to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the divine,  
         thus do we covenant together.

Joys & Concerns

Breathing Exercise

I am Thankful for You:  A Gratitude Circle Christine Bulman

Song: “I Can Heal” sung by Eowyn

Closing Words and Closing Song 

 

10:30 AM Adult Service

Music Upon Entering: “America…the Dream Goes On” by John Williams (1932-    , Floral Park, NY), Mel Springer, Music Director

Welcome and Announcements: Beth McGregor and Laurie Wallace, worship leaders 

Prelude: Fantasie, K.397 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg, Austria, 1756-1791), Mel Springer

Opening Words: We Lift up our Hearts in Thanks” (#515, read responsively)  Richard Fewkes

Opening Hymn:#349 “We Gather Together”

Chalice Lighting

Covenant

         Love is the doctrine of this church,  
         The quest for truth is its sacrament,  
         and service is its prayer.  
         To dwell together in peace, 
         to seek knowledge in freedom,  
         to serve humanity in fellowship,  
         to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the divine,  
         thus do we covenant together.

Honoring the Season:  “November”  Elizabeth Coatsworth, set to music and sung by Valerie White

Joys & Concerns

Offertory: Princess Leia’s Theme (From “The Return of the Jedi” by John Williams, Mel Springer

Our Brown Envelope recipient for November is the Gifts for Kids program, an annual effort to support regional families in economic distress during the holiday season (www.giftsforkidsma.org). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the tradition of hosting specific children and their personalized wish lists has become a fundraising effort that will allow our community support agencies to help individual families shop for over 1200 children this holiday season. This year, please consider a donation to this worthy program (established 30 years ago by our own Pat McDougal). For instructions on how to donate, visit www.uusharon.org/ucs-donations.

Reading: “Growing Gratitude… in challenging times”  Martha E. Fagan, RN, BSN and “Dust of Snow” Robert Frost

Interlude: Theme from “Home Alone” by John Williams

Sharing of reflections on gratitude

Closing Hymn:  #128For All That Is Our Life”

Closing Words

Postlude: Raiders March (from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by John Williams, Mel Springer