Rev. Barnaby reflects on our congregation’s role as a unique source of comfort and love bursting beyond nuclear family boundaries. How do we square strict observation of social isolation policies with that vital part of our mission? You will be able to join via Zoom or just watch here.
Order of Service
Prelude: Chuck Miller on piano with visual montage by Margy Young
Songs: Winds Be Still sung by Kate Gridley and How Can I Keep from Singing (video)
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Jason Duquette-Hoffman, Worship Associate
Call to Worship & Chalice Lighting Jason Duquette-Hoffman
Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees, dir. Religious Exploration
Honoring the Children in Song: Let Us Open Our Eyes Poppy Rees
Offering: Today’s offering will be shared with Vermont Natural Resources Council VNRC. Contributions can be made at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby Feder. Future ones can be shared at
Prayer & Meditation: Rev. Barnaby Feder
Music: Lean on Me Tribute by Chuck Miller with visual montage by Lucy Tenenbaum
Reading: Jason Duquette-Hoffman
Reading: The Hug by Tess Gallagher Jason Duquette-Hoffman
Sermon: When Do We Reopen Church…for Hugs? Rev. Barnaby
Music: As Tranquil Streams
As tranquil streams that meet and merge
And flow as one to seek the sea,
Our kindred hearts and minds unite
To build a church that shall be free.
Free from the bonds that bind the mind
To narrow thought and lifeless creed,
Free from a social code that fails
To serve the cause of human need.
A freedom that reveres the past,
But trusts the dawning future more;
And bids the soul, in power of love,
Adventure boldly and explore.
Prophetic church, the future waits
Your liberating ministry;
Go forward in the power of love,
Proclaim the truth that makes us free.
Benediction & Extinguishing the Chalice: Rev. Barnaby
Postlude: Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers Kate Gridley on piano with visual montage by our Flower Co-op
Thanks to our “Stream Team” Margy & Jordan Young, Richard Hopkins, Lucy Tenenbaum, Kate Gridley, and Rich Wolfson.
Thank you for joining us for worship!
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