Order of Service

Zoom Link for our Virtual Sanctuary

May 16, 2021

10:00 AM Family Service – Freeze Frame: What is Important to Me

Music Upon Tuning In: Mel Springer, Music Director

Welcome: Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister

Chalice Lighting

Covenant

Joys and Concerns

Breathing Exercise

Activity and Discussion: Freeze Frame! Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister

Song: Spirit of Life (SLT #123), Forbesy Russell, Children’s Choir Director

Extinguishing the Family Service Chalice

10:30 AM Service – Our Stories, Our Beliefs: Credo Sunday

Music Upon Entering Mel Springer, Music Director

Welcome and Announcements: Jean Fox, Worship Coordinator

Prelude: Mel Springer

Opening Words: “Grace Meets Us Where We Are,” by Rev. Gretchen Haley, Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister

Opening Hymn:  Come, Sing a Song with Me (SLT #346), performed by the Kitsap UU Church Choir 

Chalice Lighting: Jean Fox

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 we do covenant together.

Joys & Concerns

Offertory: Mel Springer

The Brown Envelope collection in May will support the work of the Louise D. Brown Peace Institute in Dorchester (ldbpeaceinstitute.org). Their mission is to “serve as a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.” We are currently sponsoring a local ‘team’ for this year’s virtual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, including members from other houses of worship. Donations can be sent to the church by check, via PayPal, or at a special portal for the Sharon Walks for Peace effort: https://lbdpeace.z2systems.com/uusharon2021

Thank you for your generosity.

Introduction to the Credo Service Rev. Jolie Olivetti

Credo: Gary Webber

Middle Hymn: Voice Still and Small (SLT #391), Led by Jennifer Spencer, Adult Choir Director

Credo: Jon Slavin

Interlude: Mel Springer

Credo: Elizabeth Siftar

Meditation & Prayer: “In Any Event,” by Dorianne Loux, Rev. Jolie Olivetti

Closing Hymn: Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire (SLT #34), led by Jennifer Spencer

Closing Words: “You Are in the Story of the World” By Ean Huntington Behr, Rev. Jolie Olivetti

Extinguishing the Chalice

Postlude: Mel Springer

Virtual Coffee Hour: Please join us!