Order of Service

Sunday January 23, 2022

Family Service 10:00 am -Online Service

Family Service 10:00 am -Online Service

Zoom Link for our Virtual Sanctuary.

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

More Zoom information including the phone numbers can be found here

It’s a New Year, a time when lots of people make resolutions. Yet resolutions can sometimes fall apart, leaving us disappointed in ourselves. Let’s look at the subtle difference between a resolution and an intention. We’ll do an intention-setting exercise that gives us a light, yet deliberate way of moving forward that is grounded in lived experience. 

Music Upon Entering  Boat Song, Op.102, No.7       by Felix Mendelssohn (Germ., 1809-1847)

WELCOME &  ANNOUNCEMENTS    

CHALICE   

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

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  –

Breathing Exercise

DISCUSSION- Our Eight Principle

HYMN – The Time to Be Happy is Now, Sung by Bella

GO NOW IN PEACE 

Adult Service 10:30 am -When Intentions Change -Online Service

Zoom Link for our Virtual Sanctuary.

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

More Zoom information including the phone numbers can be found here

Many of us set intentions but what happens after they are set? Meg will share with us some of her thoughts about intentions that were held too tight and those that were never held at all.


Music Upon Entering Confidence, Op.19, No.7       by Felix Mendelssohn (Germ., 1809-1849)

Welcome & Announcement Beth McGregor, Worship Coordinator

Prelude  The Fleecy Clouds, Op.53, No.2      by Felix Mendelssohn

Opening Words Reinhold Neibuhr

Opening Hymn  Gather the Spirit                                (recorded by the UU Society of Grafton and Upton, MA)

Chalice Lighting David Pohl

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 and Concerns

Wait and see, wait and see what a world there can be if we share, if we care, you and me… 

Offertory Music Untitled, Op.19. by Felix Mendelssohn

In January 2022, the Brown E recipient will be the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund (emafund.org).  EMA Fund envisions a world where every person has the right to bodily self determination including the means to access an abortion or carry a pregnancy to term without social or economic barriers. They envision a world where every person has the right to determine their own future. The EMA Fund is one of more than 100 abortion funds around the country, and is a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds. Donations will be collected in the Sanctuary during services, online at the UCS donation portal, or given directly to EMA Fund. Thank you for your generosity. 

Hymn  Tis a Gift to Be Simple

Sermon ‘ When Intentions Change’       Meg Dussault

Interlude Consolation, Op.30, No.3       by Felix Mendelssohn

Reflection & Sharing

Closing Hymn Love Will Guide Us

Closing Words Edward Everett Hale

Extinguishing the Chalice

Postlude Tarantella, Op. 102 No.3       by Felix Mendelssohn

 


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