Holy Earth Day

ONSITE & ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby offered the first of two reflections on whether Earth Day should rank with the two Christian holidays that shaped our denomination in the 19th Century: Christmas and Easter. What would the equivalent to Advent and Lent in traditional Christianity look like for Earth-centered religion? He urged us to start this day–40 days before Earth Day 2022. Watch a recording of the service here.

Order of Service

Bell: Land Acknowledgement

Welcome: Rev. Barnaby Feder

Call to Worship: Abi Sessions

Chalice Lighting:

Hymn: Come, Come Whoever You Are (Gray 188)  Ronnie Romano, Music Dir. with CVUUS Choir

Time for All Ages:    Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration

Offering:  We’ll share our collection today and this month with Planned Parenthood of Middlebury. 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

Canvass Testimonial: Priscilla Bremser

Milestones & Passages:  Rev. Barnaby


Music:   For the Earth Forever Turning (Gray 163)  CVUUS Choir

Readings Ancient and Modern: Psalm 8, v.3-8 (NRSV); Singing Out for Love’s Return (excerpt) by Rev. Jake Morrill                    Abi Sessions

Sermon:   Holy Earth Day    Rev. Barnaby

Hymn: Blue Boat Home with updated lyrics (Teal 1064)  CVUUS Choir

Benediction:     Rev. Barnaby

Postlude:   Ronnie Romano

Credits: Thanks to our worship associate Abi Sessions; Priscilla Bremser for her testimonial; our choir; Margy Young, Richard Hopkins and others for technical support; our Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; Avi Freund, Mike Greenwood and all who helped set up, usher, and greet; Alan Moore for overseeing safety, sound and coffee hour.

Thank you for joining us for worship!

Join Us for Social Hour

This immediately follows the worship service. Those onsite will gather in Fellowship Hall and those online will gather on  Zoom at about 11 am: https://zoom.us/my/cvuusservice/.

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