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"Coffee House Worship" -- UUSE Virtual Worship, August 20, 2023


Gathering Music

Benjamin Elzerman, Bagpipes


Welcome, Announcements and Centering (Rev. Josh Pawelek)


Prelude

"Which Side Are You On?

by Florence Reece

Doug Pease, harmonica


Chalice Lighting and Opening Words

adaptation of Romans 12: 4-8

by Rev. Josh Pawelek


Opening Song

#131 "Love Will Guide Us"

by Sally Rogers


Love will guide us, peace has tried us,

hope inside us will lead the way

on the road from greed to giving.

Love will guide us through the hard night.


If you cannot sing like angels,

if you cannot speak before thousands,

you can give from deep within you.

You can change the world with your love.


Love will guide us, peace has tried us,

hope inside us will lead the way

on the road from greed to giving.

Love will guide us through the hard night.


Remarks from the Emcee, Gymm Morey


Song

"From Many Different Pathways"

by Bob Hewey


Poem

"Under a Colorless Sky"

by Cory Clark


Joys and Concerns


Offering


Offering Music

"Twelve Gates to the City"

by the Rev. Gary Davis

Doug Pease, harmonica; Nancy Madar, guitar


Song

Original Song (to be announced)

"Nick Glomb, guitar and vocals"


Song

"Summer in the City"

by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone

performed by Dan Thompson and Sandy Johnson


Song

"This Time Tomorrow"

by Brandi Carlile

performed by Pat Eaton-Robb


"Roseville Fair"

by Bill Staines

performed by Joe and Nancy Madar


Homily

"A Bounty of Gifts"

Rev. Josh Pawelek


Closing Song

#1064 "Blue Boat Home"

by Peter Mayer

led by Ben Elzerman


Though below me, I feel no motion standing on these mountains and plains.

Far away from the rolling ocean still my dry land heart can say:

I've been sailing all my life now, never harbor or port have I known.

The wide universe is the ocean I travel, and the earth is my blue boat home.


Sun my sail and moon my rudder as I ply the starry sea,

leaning over the edge in wonder, casting questions into the deep.

Drifting here with my ship's companions, all we kindred pilgrim souls,

making our way by the lights of the heavens in our beautiful blue boat home.


I give thanks to the waves upholding me, hail the great winds urging me on,

greet the infinite sea before me, sing the sky my sailor's song:

I was born upon the fathoms, never harbor or port have I known.

The wide universe is the ocean I travel, and the earth is my blue boat home.


Extinguishing the Chalice


Closing Circle

May faith in the spirit of life

And hope for the community of Earth

And love of the light in each other

Be ours now, and in all the days to come.


Postlude

"Jubilee"

by Bill Staines

performed by Nancy and Joe Madar






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