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"Seasons of Love" -- UUSE Virtual Worship, October 22, 2023

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


Gathering Music


Welcome and Announcements


Speaker Introduction


Centering


Prelude

"The Lovers' Waltz"

Written and composed by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Performed by Mary Bopp


Chalice Lighting and Opening Words


Opening Hymn

#170 "We Are a Gentle, Angry People"

Words and Music by Holly Near

Led by Sandy Johnson


We are a gentle, angry people,

and we are singing, singing for our lives.

We are a gentle, angry people,

and we are singing, singing for our lives.


We are a justice-seeking people ...

We are young and old together ...

We are a land of many colors ...

We are gay and straight together ...

We are a gentle, loving people ...


Joys and Concerns


Musical Meditation


Reading: Do Stones Feel? by Mary Oliver


Offering

The recipient of our community outreach offering is the University of Connecticut's Native American Cultural Program or NACP. NACP provides resources, services and community for UCONN's Native and Indigenous students and faculty, helps foster relationships with local tribal nations, and works towards building good relations between UCONN and the land.


Offering Music

"Seasons of Love"

Written and composed by Jonathan Larson

Sung by Sandy Johnson


Reading: "On the Beach" by Mary Oliver


Musical Meditation


Sermon (Rev. Aaron Miller)


Closing Hymn

#131 "Love Will Guide Us"

Words: Sally Rogers

Music: Betty A Wylder

Led by Sandy Johnson


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.


Meditation


Extinguishing the Chalice and Closing Words


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.


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