With Rev. Johanna Nichols, CVUUS Minister Emerita, now active in Montpelier where she lives, along with our Choir and special musical guests Jonathan March on drums and Bess Gramling on alto sax and clarinet. Watch a recording of it here:
Order of Service
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Welcome and Pathways to Connection: Martha Fulda
Canvass Update: Hannah Sessions
Prelude: Ronnie Romano, Music Dir.
Call to Worship: The Bright Thread of Hope (by Gretchen Haley) Martha Fulda
Chalice Lighting: Martha Fulda
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.
Hymn: O Life that Maketh All Things New (Gray #12) CVUUS Choir
Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration
Offering: We’ll share our collection today and this month with Living Lands and Waters . All cash and checks not otherwise specified will be split between CVUUS and our donee. You can give online at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Offering Music: Ronnie Romano
Receiving the Offering From You I Receive (Gray #402)
Milestones & Passages: Martha Fulda
Prayer/Meditation The Buddha’s Last Instruction (by Mary Oliver) Martha Fulda & Rev. Johanna Nichols
Anthem: Be a Lamp Unto Yourself CVUUS Choir
Sermon: Make of Yourself a Light Rev. Johanna Nichols
Hymn: Now Let Us Sing (Gray #368) CVUUS Choir
Benediction: Rev. Johanna Nichols
Postlude: I Know I Can Go On Ronnie Romano with Jonathan March (drums) and Bess Gramling (sax/clarinet)
Credits: Thanks to Rev. Johanna Nichols for leading worship; our choir and special musical guests; Abi Sessions, Rich Wolfson, Richard Hopkins, Steve Butterfield, and others for technical support; our Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; all who helped Mike Greenwood and Alan Moore set up, usher, greet, oversee safety, sound and coffee hour.
Thank you for joining us for worship!