IN PERSON & ON ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby continued our reflection on what it might look like to celebrate Earth Day with as much intention as Christians celebrate Easter after the 40 day build-up period of Lent. We honored the Spring Equinox and talked about some specific daily rituals to ground us more deeply in our relationship with Earth and life on it as Earth Day approaches. We had a Time for All Ages about an heroic woman led by Poppy, more singing led by Ronnie and choir, and a testimonial from Marnie Wood. Followed by our monthly Congregational Conversation during social hour. Watch a recording of the service posted on You Tube here.
Order of Service
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Welcome: Ellen Flight
Call to Worship: Ellen Flight
Chalice Lighting: Ellen Flight
Light Is Returning by Kate McPhee
Around us, light is returning.
It rekindles the spirit of life in the skeletons of trees.
It brings forth new shoots from the soil.
It wakes us from our winter slumber, and invites us to see what lies beyond.
Hymn: We Sing of Golden Mornings (Gray #44) Ronnie Romano, Music Dir. with CVUUS Choir
Time for All Ages: Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration
Offering: We’ll share our collection today and this month with Planned Parenthood of Middlebury. 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: Ronnie Romano
Canvass Testimonial: Marnie Wood
Milestones & Passages: Rev. Barnaby
Music: What Is This Life (Gray #94) CVUUS Choir
Readings: Ellen Flight & Rev. Barnaby
This Clay Jug by Kabir
Earth Teach Me from the Ute Indians of North America
Sermon: And Now For the Rest of the Sermon Rev. Barnaby
Hymn: Dear Weaver of Our Lives’ Design (Gray #22) CVUUS Choir
Benediction: Rev. Barnaby
Postlude: Building a New Way (Teal #1017) Ronnie Romano
Credits: Thanks to our worship associate Ellen Flight; Marnie Wood for her testimonial; our choir; Jordan Young, Abi Sessions, Rich Wolfson and Mary Hadley for technical support; our Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; Avi Freund, Karl Lindholm and all who helped set up, usher, and greet; Alan Moore and Mike Greenwood for overseeing safety, sound and coffee hour.
Thank you for joining us for worship!