Memorial Day Weekend Service

Karl Lindholm led us in reflections assisted by Abi Sessions.  With Chuck Miller on piano, Ted Scheu sharing a reflection and Francois Clemmons leading us in singing There Is a Balm in Gilead. We shared our offering with Razom for Ukraine designated by Diana Herasim, a Middlebury Union High School exchange student from Kherson. Her city is occupied by Russians and her family is in hiding.

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Order of Service

Bell: Land Acknowledgement  

Welcome & Pathways to Connection:  Abi Sessions, Worship Associate

Music: Chuck Miller

Call to Worship: Abi Sessions

Chalice Lighting: Abi Sessions

We hallow this time together by kindling the lamp of our heritage.

Hymn: This Is My Song (#159)  Chuck Miller

Time for All Ages: The Wall by Eve Bunting   Karl Lindholm

Offering:  We’ll share our collection with Razom for Ukraine.  Please write all checks to CVUUS. All cash and checks not otherwise specified will be split between CVUUS and our donee. You can give online at

Offering Music: Chuck Miller

Receiving the Offering:   From You I Receive (Gray #402)

Milestones & Passages: Memorial Day Remembrances  Karl Lindholm

Prayer/Meditation:  Karl Lindholm

Music: Chuck Miller

Reading & Reflection: Ted Scheu

Reading: from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien    Abi Sessions

Reflection: Karl Lindholm

Hymn: There Is a Balm in Gilead  led by Dr. Francois S. Clemmons

Closing Words:  Karl Lindholm

Postlude:  Chuck Miller

Credits: Thanks to Karl Lindholm for leading worship; Ted Scheu and Francois Clemmons for their contributions; Martha Fulda and Richard Hopkins for technical support; our Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; Mike Greenwood and Alan Moore for overseeing safety, sound, and social hour and Avi Freund and others who helped set up, usher, and greet.

Thank you for joining us for worship!