Order of Service Archive

Sunday, September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018                                                                                                                 Labor Day Service       

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*Gathering Hymn                                     #109 As We Come Marching, Marching   

Call to Worship                                        Abby Arnold, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting       

Music for the Morning                              Zion’s Walls                                                                    Aaron Copeland

Welcome   

*Opening Hymn                                      #358 Rank by Rank Again We Stand   

*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 humankind in fellowship,

                                                              Thus do we covenant with each other.

*Hymn of Praise                                     From all that dwell below the skies

                                                               Let songs of hope and faith arise

                                                               Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung

                                                               Through every land, by every tongue.

Offering for the Westside Food Bank   

Time for All Ages                                   "Rachel Fister’s Blister"                                            by Amy MacDonald    

*Song of Blessing                                  #395 Sing and Rejoice

                                                                   Sing and rejoice, sing and rejoice.

                                                                   Let all things living now sing and rejoice.

Life Together   

Offering   

Offertory Anthem                                   Laudate Dominum from Solemn Vespers                         by W.A. Mozart

Devotional Time   

Reading / Reflection                                   

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon                                                 Our Struggle will be Our Freedom                                  Rev. Rae Huang   

Going Deeper                                       1) If “struggle is a school,” what have you learned?

                                                              2) What are you being called to or invited to change today?

*Closing Hymn                                     #301 Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky!

*Benediction   

Musical Response

Invitation to Fellowship

*Please stand in body or in spirit

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Greeters:                 Kim and Barbara Andres, Denise Helton           

Ushers:                    Linda van Ligten & Greg Wood      

Coffee:                     Hugo Contreras, Deirdre Dietel, Kit Shaw & Alicia van Ooyen   

Bookstore:              Sarah Harper

Service Notes

Today, 40% of our offering will go to CLUE, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. CLUE brings together clergy and lay leaders of all faiths with laborers, immigrants and low-income families in the cause of a just economy that works for all who live in Southern California. Clue cultivates a region-wide network of more than 600 religious leaders who partner with unions and community organizations to negotiate with employers for better working conditions, with lawmakers for policies that improve the lives of workers and immigrants, and with developers for contracts that require local hiring and other community benefits.

The Reverend Rae Huang, a faith-rooted organizer for Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE),  is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has a Masters of Divinity from Boston University-School of Theology and a Masters of Theology from Duke Divinity.  She has more than 13 years of experience working in nonprofit, ecumenical, and interfaith contexts domestically and abroad, ranging from organizing youth and families on healthcare and street violence issues to her chaplaincy work in street, university, and hospital settings. She also works with Kaleidoscope Institute, training faith leaders and clergy in anti-racism work and leadership, and provides mediation support for communities and schools.  

Sunday, August 26, 2018

August 26, 2018                                                                                                                “And Now We Are Six”

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*Gathering Hymn                                       #1068 Rising Green       

Call to Worship                                           Catie Grasso, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting   

Music for the Morning                                Life Calls Us on                                                               Jason Shelton

Welcome   

*Opening Hymn                                         #311 Let It Be A Dance   

*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 humankind in fellowship,

                                                                 Thus do we covenant with each other.

*Hymn of Praise                                       From all that dwell below the skies

                                                                 Let songs of hope and faith arise

                                                                 Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung

                                                                 Through every land, by every tongue.

Offering for the Westside Food Bank   

Time for All Ages    

*Song of Blessing                                      #368 Now Let Us Sing

Life Together   

Pulpit Message

Offering   

Offertory Anthem                                       Sing Me To Heaven                                                      Daniel Gawthrop

Devotional Time

Reading / Reflection                                 “I Want to be Six Again”                                                       Anonymous

Pastoral Prayer

Silence  

Musical Response       

Sermon                                                       “And Now We Are Six”                                                Rev. Greg Ward

Going Deeper

*Closing Hymn                                            #1015 I Know I Can

*Benediction   

Musical Benediction   

Invitation to Fellowship

*Please stand in body or in spirit

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Greeters:                           Kirk Attebury, Michael Young and Steve Young

Ushers:                             Hugo Contreras & Barbara Kernochan

Coffee:                              Cathy Wolfson & Sylvia Young

Welcome Table:                Carol Ring

Bookstore:                         Sarah Harper

Service Notes

Today, 40% of our offering will go to Camp de Benneville Pines. For nearly 60 years, Camp de Benneville Pines has been trying to provide an atmosphere and an opportunity for all ages to participate together in learning, play, renewal and creating moments of great meaning.

Camp is for parents who want to believe and understand how it's possible for a community to help teach, mentor, nurture and love their child.  It is for kids that need moments of laughter, magic and memories of being beloved by more than those few people who are in their immediate family.

This morning's offering is to help those people who, because of financial limitations, might not have the opportunity to experience the magic of camp. Please help make that possible.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 19, 2018                                                                                                     “Listening Is an Act of Love”

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*Gathering Hymn                                    #1013 Open My Heart       

Call to Worship                                      Margot Page, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting                                                                                                                               Peter Lee Scott

Music for the Morning                             Allegro from Flute Sonata in G Minor                                      J.S. Bach

                                                                  played by Ken Alexander          

Welcome   

*Opening Hymn                                     #1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place   

*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 humankind in fellowship,

                                                                Thus do we covenant with each other.

*Hymn of Praise                                     From all that dwell below the skies

                                                               Let songs of hope and faith arise

                                                               Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung

                                                               Through every land, by every tongue.

Offering for the Westside Food Bank   

Time for All Ages                                 Jonah and the Big Fish

*Song of Blessing                               #368 Now Let Us Sing

Life Together   

Pulpit Message

Offering   

Offertory Anthem                                 The Sound of Silence                                                                Paul Simon

                                                            Played by Ken Alexander

Devotional Time

Reading / Reflection                           The Journey                                                                               Mary Oliver

Pastoral Prayer

Silence   

Musical Response                             Meditation on Breathing   

Sermon                                             Listening Is an Act of Love                                                        Abby Arnold

Going Deeper

*Closing Hymn                                   #1001 Breaths

*Benediction                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth Tarbox

Musical Benediction   

Invitation to Fellowship

*Please stand in body or in spirit

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Greeters:                  Roberta Frye, Wendi Gladstone, Audrey Lyness & David Olson

Ushers:                     Peggy Kharraz & Ned Wright

Coffee:                      Sheila Cummins, Alice Hall, Eileen McCormack & Pam Teplitz

Welcome Table:        Barbara Gibbs & Wendi Gladstone

Bookstore:                Sarah Harper     

Service Notes

Today, 40% of our offering will go to Camp de Benneville Pines. For nearly 60 years, de Benneville Pines has been a place for people of all ages to find renewal in the tranquil woods, with opportunities to learn, play, and create moments of great meaning. Camp is for parents who want to believe and understand how it's possible for a community to help teach, mentor, nurture and love their child. It is for kids that need moments of laughter, magic and memories of being beloved by more than those few people who are in their immediate family. This morning's offering is to make sure that those people who, because of financial limitations, might not have the opportunity to  experience the magic of camp. Please help make that possible. Thank you!

Abby Arnold is a worship associate and editor-in-chief of the UUSM newsletter. She is a grant writer and fundraising consultant to nonprofit organizations and local governments. She is active in Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), is chair of the Santa Monica Pier Corporation, and serves on the board of the California Physicians Alliance.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

August 12, 2018                                                                          “How Can We Support the Parents Among Us?”

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*Gathering Hymn                               #361 Enter, Rejoice, and Come In   

Call to Worship                                  Leon Henderson-MacLennan, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting                                 Reminder of the Inner Light                           Leon Henderson-MacLennan

Music for the Morning                        Alone with Mother                                                     by S. Coleridge-Taylor

                                                          with Dr. Zanaida Robles, soprano

Welcome   

*Opening Hymn                                   #66 When the Summer Sun Is Shining   

*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 humankind in fellowship,

                                                              Thus do we covenant with each other.

*Hymn of Praise                                     From all that dwell below the skies

                                                               Let songs of hope and faith arise

                                                               Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung

                                                               Through every land, by every tongue.

Offering for the Westside Food Bank   

Time for All Ages                                      Make Way for Ducklings                                      by Robert McCloskey

Song of Blessing                                      #368 Now Let Us Sing

Life Together   

Offering                                                   Today’s offering will go to de Benneville Pines

Offertory Anthem                                    O Mio Babbino Caro                               from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini 

                                                              with Dr. Zanaida Robles, soprano

Prayer

Guided Meditation                                                                                                                        Dorothy Steinicke

Silence   

Musical Response   

   
Sermon                                              How Can We Support the Parents Among Us?                 Dorothy Steinicke          

Going Deeper   

*Closing Hymn                                   #1051 We Are

*Benediction                                                                                                                                   Dorothy Steinicke

Invitation to Fellowship

*Please stand in body or in spirit

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Greeters:                   Dwight Flowers, Barbara Gibbs & Katie Malich    

Ushers:                     Tom Early & Nina Emerson

Coffee:                       Phyllis Kory & Linda van Ligten

Welcome Table:       Sheila Cummins & Barbara Gibbs

Bookstore:                Sarah Harper

Service Notes

Today, 40% of our offering will go to Camp de Benneville Pines. For nearly 60 years de Benneville Pines has been trying to provide and atmosphere and an opportunity for  all ages to participate together in learning, play, renewal and creating moments of great meaning. 'Camp' is for parents who want to believe and understand how it's possible for a community to help teach, mentor, nurture and love their child.  It is for kids that need moments of laughter, magic and memories of being beloved by more than those few people who are in their immediate family. This morning's offering is to make sure that those people who, because of financial limitations, might not have the opportunity to experience  the magic of camp. Please help make that possible. Please give generously.

In the Pulpit: Dorothy Steinicke is in her first year as a Worship Associate. She has been a member of this church for 19 years and an RE teacher for almost that long. Her two daughters, Emily and Madeline Hero came up through our RE programs. She is very involved in leading children on nature hikes in the mountains, wetlands and beaches. She worked for more than 30 years as an assistant director in television production and for more than 10 years before that as a paramedic.

In the Pulpit: Leon Henderson-MacLennan is a second year Worship Associate at UUSM. At the Church, he facilitates “Build Your Own Theology - Ethics,” Our Whole Lives, and “Lessons of Loss” courses. Dr. Henderson-MacLennan has been a member of the Right Relations, Pulpit, and Religious Exploration Committees, and has facilitated the Soul Works course. His wife, Nicole, a lifetime UU, introduced him to UUism in 2003. Daughters Maribel and Gabriela were dedicated  to the Church in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He is a practicing physician-geneticist and biomedical consultant.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 5, 2018                                                                                                    “Poetry of Mindfulness”

Flow down and down in always widening rings of being   ~Rumi

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*Gathering Hymn                           #188 Come, Come, Whoever You Are   

Call to Worship                                Dorothy Steinicke, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting                              The Way It Is                                                                                 Lynn Ungar

Music for the Morning                      Nocturne in F minor, Op.51                                               Friedrich Chopin

Welcome  

*Opening Hymn                              #326 Let All the Beauty We Have Known   

*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 humankind in fellowship

                                                         Thus do we covenant with each other.

*Hymn of Praise                                From all that dwell below the skies

                                                          Let songs of hope and faith arise

                                                          Let peace, goodwill on earth be sun

                                                          Through every land, by every tongue.

Offering for the Westside Food Bank   

Time for All Ages                               Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud                              Lynn Plourde

*Song of Blessing                              #368 Now Let Us Sing

Life Together   

Offering   

Offertory Anthem                                   Minuet in D                                                                                  J.S. Bach

Devotional Time

Reading                                               The Cure for It All                                                          Julia Fehrenbacher

Silence   

Presentation Part 1                              The Poetry of Mindfulness                                                    Rima Snyder

                                                             Under Ideal Conditions    Al Zolynas

                                                             The Second Music    Annie Lighthart

                                                             Blackbirds    Julie Cadwallader Staub

Musical Response       

Presentation Part 2                                                                                                                         Dorothy Steinicke

                                                             Because even the word obstacle is an obstacle           Alison Luterman

                                                             Savasana: Corpse Pose                                Maryanne Murphy Zarzana

Going Deeper

*Closing Hymn                                   #352  Find a Stillness

*Benediction   

Musical Benediction   

Invitation to Fellowship

*Please stand in body or in spirit

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Greeters:                  Barbara & Kim Andres, Tom Foretich & Denise Helton

Ushers:                     Linda van Ligten & Greg Wood

Coffee:                      Deirdre Dietel, Kit Shaw & Alicia Van Ooyen

Welcome Table:      Barbara Gibbs & Linda van Ligten

Bookstore:               Sarah Harper

Service Notes

Today, 40% of our offering will go to to The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. The UUCSJ creates valuable, experiential learning opportunities that use multiple learning modalities: books, lectures, classes, movies, conversations — and, of course, by direct experience with people from other cultures.  In this moment of rising xenophobia and threats against basic human rights, UUCSJ trips to the border build experiential learning relationships with immigrants and grassroots partners to reveal the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand.  These stories give a firsthand account of the challenges that exist across race, class, power, and privilege. This offering goes to scholarships – perhaps for someone in this community – to learn how UU principles are being employed to change lives. Please give generously!

Our presenters today are Rima Snyder and Dorothy Steinicke. Rima and her husband, Norb Gallery, have been members of UUSM since 2006 and both sing in the choir. Rima is a freelance audio engineer, composer, and poetry fan. She and Norb live in Culver City. Dorothy has been a member of UUSM since 1998 and has been an RE teacher for almost that long. Her two daughters, Emily and Madeline Hero came up through our RE programs.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
 
          July 29, 2018                                                                                          “Freedom Through Commitment”
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*Gathering Hymn                                  #1018 Come and Go with Me
 
Call to Worship                                      Margot Page, Worship Associate
 
Chalice Lighting                                     Chalice Lighting                                                            Christine Robinson
                                                                We gather this hour as people of faith
                                                                With joys and sorrows, gifts and needs.
                                                                We light this beacon of hope, sign of our quest
                                                                For truth and meaning,
                                                                In celebration of the life we share together.
 
Music for the Morning                              If You’re Out There                               Harris, Stephen, Prather, Bryant
                                                                Gabriel Paredes
 
Welcome
 
*Opening Hymn                                      #1015 I Know I Can
 
*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 humankind in fellowship,
                                                               Thus do we covenant with each other.
 
*Hymn of Praise                                    From all that dwell below the skies
                                                              Let songs of hope and faith arise
                                                              Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
                                                              Through every land, by every tongue.
 
Offering for the Westside Food Bank
 
Time for All Ages                                   “Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel” by Leslie Connor                 Kathleen Hogue
 
*Song of Blessing                                  #1007 There’s A River Flowing in My Soul
 
Life Together
 
Pulpit Message
 
Offering
 
Offertory Anthem                                   Old Red Hills of Home                                              Jason Robert Brown
                                                              Gabriel Paredes
 
Devotional Time
 
Reading / Reflection                               Yes and No                                                                Richard Berengarten
 
Pastoral Prayer
 
Silence
 
Musical Response
 
Sermon                                                  Freedom Through Commitment                                                Ian Dodd
 
Going Deeper                                        What have you chosen that truly matters to you?
 
                                                              What do you belong to? What is your purpose?
 
                                                              What is the story you tell? How do you experience transcendence?
 
*Closing Hymn                                      #1028 The Fire of Commitment
 
*Benediction
 
Musical Benediction
 
Invitation to Fellowship
 
*Please stand in body or in spirit
 
❦ ❦ ❦ ❦
 
Greeters:                      Bryan Cahill & Barbara Gibbs
Ushers:                         Hugo Contreras & Kit Shaw
Coffee:                         Rebecca Crawford, Linda Marten & Alicia Van Ooyen
Welcome Table:           Barbara & Kim Andres
Bookstore:                    Sarah Harper
 
Service Notes
 
Today, 40% of our offering will go to the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice which creates valuable, experiential learning opportunities that use multiple learning modalities: books, lectures, classes, movies, conversations — and, of course, by direct experience with people from other cultures. In this moment of rising xenophobia and threats against basic human rights, UUCSJ trips to the border build experiential learning relationships with immigrants and grassroots partners to reveal the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand. These stories give a firsthand account of the challenges that exist across race, class, power, and privilege. This offering goes to scholarships – perhaps for someone in this community – to learn how UU principles are being employed to change lives. Please give generously. Thank you!
 
In the pulpit today: Ian Dodd joined UUCCSM in 2004. Over the next several years, he taught the 8th grade RE class Coming of Age and co-developed and co-taught with his wife, Margot Page, the 3rd grade RE class, the UUniverse Story. In 2008-2010, he served on the Ministerial Search Committee. In 2010 he co-founded AAHS: Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists and Secularists, a discussion group for non-believers in the UUCCSM community. He later went on to found another secular community group outside the church and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Humanist Association. Professionally, Ian works as a cinematographer in television
production.
 
Today, we welcome our guest accompanist Emily Cohn. Thank you for sharing your musical talents!
 
Sunday, July 22, 2018
 
             July 22, 2018                                                                                                      “What Do I Stand For?”
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*Gathering Hymn                               #153 Oh, I Woke Up This Morning
 
Call to Worship                                  Catherine Grasso, Worship Associate
 
Chalice Lighting                                 #447 by Albert Schweitzer                                       (Congregation in unison)
                                                           At times our own light goes out and is rekindled
                                                           by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think
                                                           with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame
                                                           within us.
 
Music for the Morning                         Variations on God Save the King                                    by L. Beethoven
                                                            with Jyvonne Haskin
 
Welcome
 
*Opening Hymn                                  #1014 Standing on the Side of Love
 
*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 humankind in fellowship,
                                                             Thus do we covenant with each other.
 
*Hymn of Praise                                   From all that dwell below the skies
                                                             Let songs of hope and faith arise
                                                             Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
                                                             Through every land, by every tongue.
 
Offering for the Westside Food Bank
 
Time for All Ages                                  Three Wishes                                                                      by Lucille Clifton
 
Song of Blessing                                 #1007 There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul
 
Life Together
 
Offering                                                Today’s offering will go to the Unitarian Universalist
                                                             College of Social Justice
 
Offertory Anthem                                 A Day in the Life of a Gambler              by N. Uematsu, arr. J. Titterington
 
Reading / Reflection                            Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues
                                                             That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes                       by Gordon B. Hinckley
 
Guided Meditation                                                                                                       Leon Henderson-MacLennan
 
Silence
 
Musical Response
 
Sermon                                                 What Do I Stand For?                                   Leon Henderson-MacLennan
 
Going Deeper                                        Our church community is precious. How can you tap into our
                                                               community and create A Sunday Kind of Love
                                                               to sustain you throughout your week?
 
                                                               Ideas: Think about the message of the sermon, read poetry, go to a
                                                               meeting, join a class, call a church friend, get involved in some way.
 
*Closing Hymn                                     #1021 Lean on Me
 
*Benediction                                                                                                                 Leon Henderson-MacLennan
 
Invitation to Fellowship
 
*Please stand in body or in spirit
 
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Greeters:                      Michael Young & Steve Young
Ushers:                         Bonnie Brae & Michael Young
Coffee:                          Cathy Wolfson & Sylvia Young
Welcome Table:            Barbara Gibbs & Carolm Ring
Bookstore:                    Sarah Harper
 
Service Notes
 
Today, 40% of our offering will go to the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. The UUCSJ creates valuable, experiential learning opportunities that use multiple learning modalities: books, lectures, classes, movies, conversations — and, of course, by direct experience with people from other cultures. In this moment of rising xenophobia and threats against basic human rights, UUCSJ trips to the border build experiential learning relationships with immigrants and grassroots partners to reveal the depth of the immigration crisis firsthand. These stories give a firsthand account of the challenges that exist across race, class, power, and privilege. This offering goes to scholarships – perhaps for someone in this community – to learn how UU principles are being employed to change lives. Please give generously.
 
In the Pulpit: Leon Henderson-MacLennan is a second year Worship Associate at UUSM. At the church, he facilitates “Build Your Own Theology - Ethics,” Our Whole Lives, and “Lessons of Loss” courses. Dr. Henderson-MacLennan has been a member of the Right Relations, Pulpit, and Religious Exploration Committees, and has facilitated the Soul Works course. His wife, Nicole, a lifetime UU, introduced him to Unitarian Universalism in 2003. Their daughters, Maribel and Gabriela were dedicated to the Church in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He is a physician-geneticist now in private practice, having been a Cedars-Sinai and UCLA faculty member serving the uninsured and underinsured from 1993-2013. He is also president and co-founder of an international biomedical consulting firm.
 
Sunday, July 15, 2018
 
            July 15, 2018                                                                             “Darwin, Natural Faith and the New Story”
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*Gathering Hymn                                 #126 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing                         Gray Hymnal
 
Call to Worship                                     Dorothy Steinicke
 
Chalice Lighting                                                                                                               Thomas Lowe Fleischner
                                                                                                                                                         & Simone Weil
 
Music for the Morning                          I Wish I Knew How                                                                  Nina Simone
 
Welcome
 
*Opening Hymn                                  #1035 Freedom is Coming                                                       Teal Hymnal
 
*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 humankind in fellowship,
                                                          Thus do we covenant with each other.
 
*Hymn of Praise                                From all that dwell below the skies
                                                          Let songs of hope and faith arise
                                                          Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
                                                          Through every land, by every tongue.
 
Offering for the Westside Food Bank
 
Time for All Ages
 
*Song of Blessing                               #1007 There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul                               Teal Hymnal
 
Life Together
 
Pulpit Message                                  de Benneville Pines Camping Weekend                                    Karl Lisovsky
 
Offering
 
Offertory Anthem                                Hymn to Freedom                                                                 Oscar Peterson
 
Devotional Time
 
Responsive Reading                           #530 Out of the Stars                                                       Robert T. Weston
 
Pastoral Prayer
 
Silence
 
Musical Response
 
Sermon                                              Darwin, Natural Faith, and The New Story                          James Witker
 
Going Deeper
 
*Closing Hymn                                    #298 Wake Now My Senses                                                   Gray Hymnal
 
*Benediction
 
Musical Benediction
 
Invitation to Fellowship
 
*Please stand in body or in spirit
 
❦ ❦ ❦ ❦
Greeters:                    Roberta Frye, Wendi Gladstone, Audrey Lyness & David Olson
Ushers:                      Erik Paesel & David Goetz
Coffee:                       Sheila Cummins, Alice Hall, Eileen McCormack & Pam Teplitz
Welcome Table:         Barbara Gibbs & Wendi Gladstone
Bookstore:                 Sarah Harper
 
Service Notes
Today, 40% of our offering will go to Voices4Freedom.org. Contrary to popular belief, slavery is not a thing of the past. Although it is not legal anywhere on the planet, there are more slaves today than at any time in human history. 45.8 million men, women and children enslaved today.
 
Voices4Freedom.org is an LA based non-profit which uses education and media and reporting of corporate corruption to shine a light on labor abuses worldwide.
 
Please support this important application of our principles. Please give what you can to help out those struggling in our larger community. Thank you!
 
Sunday, July 8, 2018
 
          July 8, 2018                                                                                                                      “A Path Appears”
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*Gathering Hymn                             #148 Let Freedom Span Both East and West
 
Call to Worship                                 Abby Arnold, Worship Associate
 
Chalice Lighting                               Traveler, Your Footprints                                                  Antonio Machado
 
Music for the Morning                      On The Wings Of Song                         F. Mendelssohn; arr. W.F. Ambrosio
                                                         Becky Erskine, Violin
 
Welcome
 
*Opening Hymn                                #18 What Wondrous Love
 
*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 humankind in fellowship,
                                                         Thus do we covenant with each other.
 
*Hymn of Praise                               From all that dwell below the skies
                                                         Let songs of hope and faith arise
                                                         Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
                                                         Through every land, by every tongue.
 
Offering for the Westside Food Bank
 
Time for All Ages                               “Henry Hikes to Fitchburg”                                                      by D.B Johnson
 
*Song of Blessing                              #1007 There’s a River Flowing in My Soul
 
Life Together
 
Offering
 
Offertory                                           Anthem Alleluia, from "Exultate Jubilate"                W.A. Mozart; arr. Latham
 
Devotional Time
 
Reading                                         “The Path”                                                                   by Rachel Naomi Remen
                                                          from “My Grandfather’s Blessings:
                                                          Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging”
 
Silence
 
Musical Response
 
Sermon                                            A Path Appears                                                                         Catie Grasso
 
Going Deeper                                Does the involvement of others make it easier for you to deal with
                                                       the insecurity of not knowing how to do something?
 
                                                      Is there someone in your family or friend group that you have lost connection
                                                      with due to social media? Has social media made you closer?
 
                                                       Is allowing a path to appear meditative or goal-oriented, or both?
 
*Closing Hymn                                #151 I Wish I Knew How
 
*Benediction
 
Musical Benediction
 
Invitation to Fellowship
 
*Please stand in body or in spirit
 
❦ ❦ ❦ ❦
Greeters:                          Dwight Flowers, Barbara Gibbs & Katie Malich
Ushers:                             Tom Early & Nina Emerson
Coffee:                              Barbara & Kim Andres, Phyllis Kory and Linda van Ligten
Welcome Table:                Barbara Gibbs
Bookstore:                        Sarah Harper
 
Service Notes
 
Today, 40% of our offering will go to Voices4 Freedom.org. Contrary to popular belief, slavery is not a thing of the past. Although it is not legal anywhere on the planet, there are more slaves today than at any time in human history. 45.8 million men, women and children enslaved today.
 
Ignorance, racial and cultural bias, governments refusing to enforce laws and the people who are enslaved not realizing that their situation is illegal. Voices4Freedom.org is an LA based non-profit which uses education and media and reporting of corporate corruption to shine a light on labor abuses worldwide. Please support this important application of our principles.
 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
 
          July 1, 2018                                                                                           Nonviolence as a Spiritual Practice
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*Gathering Hymn                                   #1018 Come And Go With Me
 
Call to Worship                                      Margot Page, Worship Associate
 
Chalice Lighting                                     Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.
                                                              Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month,
                                                               or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.
                                                              Never, ever be afraid to make some noise
                                                              and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.                     ~ Rep. John Lewis
 
Music for the Morning                            There is a Balm in Gilead                                          with Zanaida Robles
 
Welcome
 
*Opening Hymn                                    #199 Precious Lord, Take My Hand
 
*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 humankind in fellowship,
                                                             Thus do we covenant with each other.
 
*Hymn of Praise                                   From all that dwell below the skies
                                                             Let songs of hope and faith arise
                                                             Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung
                                                             Through every land, by every tongue.
 
Offering for the Westside Food Bank
 
Time for All Ages                                  Enemies Story                                                           by Christopher Buice
                                                              read by Kathleen Hogue
 
*Song of Blessing                                 #1007 There's a River Flowin' in My Soul
 
Life Together
 
Pulpit Message
 
Offering
 
Offertory Anthem                                   Eli Eli                                                                           with Ryan Humphrey
 
Devotional Time
 
Reading / Reflection                              “Integrated Bus Suggestions”
                                                              Montgomery Improvement Association flyer, December 19, 1956
 
Pastoral Prayer
 
Silence
 
Musical Response
 
Sermon                                                 Nonviolence as a Spiritual Practice                                       Abby Arnold
 
Going Deeper                                        Can you imagine a Beloved Community that includes
                                                               people whose beliefs and experiences are different
                                                               from yours?
 
                                                              Can we truly love our enemy?
 
                                                               How can we harness the power of our anger and
                                                               convert it to love?
 
                                                               Our culture focuses on winners and losers. How can
                                                               you change that dynamic in your daily life?
 
*Closing Hymn                                      #169 We Shall Overcome
 
*Benediction
 
Musical Benediction
 
Invitation to Fellowship
 
*Please stand in body or in spirit
 
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Greeters:                 Barbara & Kim Andres
Ushers:                   Linda van Ligten & Greg Wood
Coffee:                    Hugo Contreras, Deirdre Dietel, Kit Shaw, Alicia van Ooyen,
Welcome Table:      Linda van Ligten
Bookstore:              Sarah Robson
 
Service Notes
 
Today, 40% of our offering will go to Voices4Freedom. Contrary to popular belief, slavery is not a thing of the past. Although it is not legal anywhere on the planet, there are more slaves today than at any time in human history. 45.8 million men, women and children enslaved today.
 
Ignorance, racial and cultural bias, governments refusing to enforce laws and the people who are enslaved not realizing that their situation is illegal.
 
Voices4Freedom.org is an LA based non-profit which uses education and media and reporting of corporate corruption to shine a light on labor abuses worldwide.
 
Please support this important application of our principles … Please give what you can to help out those struggling in our larger community. Thank you!