Order of Service

October 25, 2020

Deep Listening To The Earth

10:00 AM Family Service

Music Upon Entering: “Swipesy” a rag by Scott Joplin (Texarkana, 1868-1917), Mel Springer, Music Director

Welcome: Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister and Christine Bulman, Interim Director of Religious Education

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

Listening Exercise and Discussion: Rev. Jolie and Christine 

Hymn: “Listening,” by Lea Morris, Featuring Bella Giammaria

Closing Song: Go Now In Peace

 

10:30 AM Adult Service

Music Upon Entering: “Reflection Rag” by Scott Joplin (Texarkana, 1868-1917), Mel Springer, Music Director

Welcome: Beth Hoke, Worship Coordinator

Prelude: “Air” (from “Holberg’s Time”  by Edward Grieg (Bergen, Norway, 1843-1907)

Opening Words: “River Call” by Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti

Hymn: #21 “For The Beauty Of The Earth”

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: Two Waltzes by Johannes Brahms (Hamburg Germany, 1833-1897)

Brown Envelope Collection for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

For information on how to donate, visit our UCS donations page

The Social Justice Committee has selected the UUSC as our Brown Envelope offering recipient for October. The UUSC, an independent nonprofit organization committed to defending human rights and working against injustice on a variety of fronts at home and abroad, in collaboration with and in support of an international community of grassroots partners and advocates. Founded 80 years ago as the Unitarian Service Committee in response to the horrors of the Nazi conquest of Europe, it has a long history of effective advocacy, education and action protecting and advancing the rights of migrants, women, indigenous peoples, religious and ethnic minorities, and those beset by natural and human-made disasters.

Reading: Excerpts from “The Great Silence” by Ted Chiang

Interlude:   “Over the Rainbow” ballad by Harold Arlen, arrangement by Mel Springer

Sermon: “Deep Listening To The Earth” Rev. Jolie Olivetti   

Ritual and Mediation on Climate Change Rev. Jolie Olivetti

Hymn: #163 “For The Earth, Forever Turning”

Closing Words: by Annie Dillard

Postlude: “The Entertainer”  a rag by Scott Joplin