Does CVUUS have an immune system to resisting COVID? How is it holding up? We brought water from our summer travels or favorite watering holes to fill our communal bowl and pour on our plants. We also installed our Board members. Entire service was outdoors though you could choose to attend it online if that felt safer or your were out of town via zoom. We had no live streaming on You Tube. Watch the recording of it posted on You Tube.
Order of Service
Bell: Land Acknowledgement Julia Chant
*Music: Blue Boat Home (#1064) led by Ronnie Romano, Music Dir.
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Julia Chant, Worship Associate
Call to Worship and Chalice Lighting: Julia Chant and Martha Fulda, Worship Associates
The Spirit of Water by Katie Gelfand
We light this chalice as a symbol of reunion.
We reunite…to share the flow of our hearts with one another.
We gather together in ritual
to celebrate our fountains of joy
to hold each other through storms of grief
to guide one another through rapids of transformation
to rest together on ponds of stillness.
Together, we honor the spirit of water, its many forms, and its life-giving essence.
Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration & Rev. Barnaby
Music: The River Is Flowing CVUUS Choir
Offering: Rev. Barnaby. Our September donee is Vital Voices Global Partnership, an internationally active backer of programs to educate and empower girls and women that is administering an emergency fund to rescue endangered women and families in Afghanistan and lobbying the US and other governments on their behalf. Contributions can be made at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Offering Music: Wade in the Water (#210, gray hymnal) led by Ronnie Romano
Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby. Includes Board member installation. Future ones can be shared at https://cvuus.breezechms.com/form/YellowCard
Prayer/Meditation: Rev. Barnaby
Music: Turn the World Around CVUUS Choir
Intro to Water Communion: Rev. Barnaby
Water Communion: Congregation
Pouring Water on Plants: Martha Fulda, Julia Chant, children
*Music: Spirit of Life (#123 gray hymnal) led by Poppy Rees and Ronnie Romano
Benediction: Rev. Barnaby
Postlude: Ronnie Romano
Credits: Thanks to our worship associates Martha Fulda and Julia Chant; CVUUS Choir for special music; Margy Young, Alan Moore, Rich Wolfson and Richard Hopkins for technical support, Abi Sessions for hosting zoom and running the camera, and all who helped set up, usher, and greet.
Topics: Nurturing Community