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
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/.