Order of Service

Greeter: Courtney Hopkins & Elizabeth Siftar

Coffee: Courtney Hopkins

Flowers: Courtney Hopkins

Zoom Host: Jonathan Slavin

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Nov 27 Gratitude Chalice Circle – Intergenerational Service at 10:30 AM. No Family Service today, no RE today.

On this Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will reflect and share on the theme of gratitude in an interactive format we call a “chalice circle.” UCS Member Val Vigoda will lead us in this holy conversation for all ages about what we are thankful for. 

Music Upon Entering Mel Springer, Music Director “The Entertainer” Scott Joplin (Texarkana, 1868-1917) and Pierre Dorsey

Welcome & Announcements Brad Larson, Worship Coordinator

Prelude                  “Clair de Lune” Claude Debussy (France, 1862-1918)

Children’s Choir over the River and Through the Woods, Thanksgiving Pom by Lydia Maria Childs, tune by unknown composer

Opening Words For What Shall We Give Thanks by Laura Horton-Ludwig, Val Vigoda, Worship Leader

Opening Hymn In My Life by the Beatles

In My Life Lyrics
There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

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.

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

Centering Hymn #123 Spirit of Life 

Joys & Concerns
“Wait and see, wait and see, what a world there can be,
                                                    if we share, if we care, you and me..”

Offertory Valse (Op.69-1, “L’adieu”) Frederic Chopin (Poland, 1810-1849)
The Brown Envelope donations for November will go to Youth on Fire (aac.org/youth-on-fire/, a program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts), a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, located in Cambridge.

Reflection on Gratitude Val Vigoda

Hymn #404 What Gift Can We Bring

Meditation Brad Larson

Chalice Circle on Gratitude

Closing Hymn #1021 Lean on Me

Closing Words 

Postlude “Send In the Clowns” Stephen Sondheim (1930-1921)

Upcoming Events

Sunday Mindfulness Meditation Group: Sundays, 8pm on Zoom

We will do a 20-30 minute meditation in the mindfulness style of Thich Nhat Hahn, followed by about 15 minutes of discussion. All are welcome, no prior experience is needed. For more information and the Zoom URL, please email brad@bradlarson.com

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Zoom Link for our Virtual Sanctuary

Zoom information: Meeting ID: 945 6326 5033 Password: 3652

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