The No-Rehearsal Pop-Up Sunday Worship Picnic 

We gathered for a short Labor Day Worship Service in the Sanctuary, followed by a picnic on our grounds that will became part of the Zoom Coffee Hour. Rev. Barnaby and Ronnie Romano collected our thoughts in Zoom Picnic interviews and our choir sang outside. We made picnic bags for families that couldn’t attend. Sorry, no recording of this service.

Order of Service

Bell: Land Acknowledgement    Rev. Barnaby

Opening Music: Ronnie Romano, Music Dir.

Welcome & Pathways to Connection:  Rev. Barnaby

Call to Worship & Chalice Lighting  For You by Rev. Barnaby

Wherever you are coming from this morning

Wherever you are going,

Look to this flame

And know we lit it for you.

Now we are one.

Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby. Future ones can be shared at

Prayer & Meditation

Offering: Our donee for the month of September 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

Invitation to Fellowship Picnic Activities Outside (and remote Zoom attendance to the choir performance and other activities) with closing music by Ronnie Romano.

Step by Step the Longest March

(adapted with words by Ronnie Romano)

Step by step the longest march

Can be won, can be won.

Many stones can form an arch,

singly none, singly none.

And by union, what we will

can be accomplished still;

Drops of water turn a mill,

singly none, singly none.

Credits:  Thanks to our CVUUS Choir led by Ronnie Romano, Richard Hopkins and Rich Wolfson for technical support, Marnie Wood for flowers, Abi Sessions for hosting zoom and all who helped set up, greet, usher and offer food.