IN OUR SANCTUARY & ON ZOOM. Led by Rev. Johanna Nichols with Steve Maier in place of Melody Brook of Atowi Group of Abenaki artists & activists who had COVID and hopes to be with us at a later time. We donated to Living Lands and Waters.
Recorded video of the service is available at
Order of Service
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Welcome and Pathways to Connection: Becky Strum
Canvass Update: Priscilla Bremser
Prelude: Tim Guiles
Call to Worship: We are Earth by Joy Harjo Becky Strum
Chalice Lighting: Glory Be to the Earth by Bettye Doty Becky Strum
Glory be to the Earth and the wind.
Glory be to the Sun and the rain.
Glory be to animals and children.
Glory be to our holy flame,
which calls us together as one.
Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth (Gray #21) Tim Guiles
Time for All Ages: Rev. Johanna Nichols
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: Tim Guiles
Receiving the Offering From You I Receive (Gray #402)
Milestones & Passages: Becky Strum
Reading: Ode to Mary Oliver Rev. Johanna Nichols
Music: For the Earth Forever Turning (Gray #164) Tim Guiles
Reflection: Steve Maier
Hymn: Blue Boat Home (Teal #1064) Tim Guiles
Benediction: Rev. Johanna Nichols
Postlude: Tim Guiles
Credits: Thanks to Johanna Nichols for leading worship with Steve Maier; Becky Strum for assisting; Karl Lindholm, Rich Wolfson, Richard Hopkins, Steve Butterfield and others for technical support; our Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; Avi Freund, Helene Vanderburgh and all who helped set up, usher, and greet; Alan Moore for overseeing safety, sound and social hour and Gerry Loney for Blue Jeans Sunday help.
Thank you for joining us for worship!