Order of Service

September 27, 2020

Thus Do We Covenant Together

10:00 AM Family Service

Music Upon Entering: Guest Musician! Steve Tapper, UCS Member

Welcome: Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister and 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

Skit and Discussion: On Covenants at Church and at Home, Rev. Jolie and Christine Bulman

Hymn: “Sanctuary,” John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs (b. 1953)
text adapted by David Ruffin (b. 1980)
arr. Mark David Buckles (b. 1980)

       Make us aware we are a Sanctuary
       Each made holy and loved right through. 
       With thanksgiving, we are a living
       Sanctuary anew

Blowing the Shofar: Steve Tapper

Closing Song: Go Now In Peace

10:30 AM Adult Service

Music Upon Entering: Several versions of Avinu Malkenu, Steve Tapper 

Welcome: Linda Fingerson, Worship Coordinator

Prelude: Kol Nidre, Steve Tapper

Opening Words: An Adaptation of the Al Chet by Sumner Tapper, Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister

Blowing the Shofar: Steve Tapper

Hymn: #218 “Who Can Say?”

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.

Joys & Concerns

Offertory: Kol Nidre (Opus47), by Max Bruce, Mel Springer, Music Director

Brown Envelope Collection for our Partner Church in Gyulakuta, Romania To donate visit our UCS donations page

          Brown Envelope Donations this month will go to help our Partner Church in Gyulakuta, Transylvania (Romania). Since the cash income for the Unitarians in Gyulakuta is only a few dollars a day, and since they face ethnic discrimination, our yearly gift to them is deeply appreciated. Thank you for your generosity.

Reading: excerpt from After The Good News by Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd

Interlude: U’nsane Tokef, Steve Tapper

Sermon: “Thus Do We Covenant Together,” Rev. Jolie Olivetti 

Responsive Reading & Prayer: “A Litany of Atonement” by Rob Eller-Isaacs, Rev. Jolie Olivetti and Congregation

Hymn: #318 “We Would Be One,” Jennifer Spencer, Choir Director

Closing Words: by Mason Bolton, Rev. Jolie Olivetti

Postlude: Lashana Tova, Steve Tapper