Standing on the Threshold of Our Future

Standing on the Threshold of Our Future

“When we are upon a threshold, we are in the act of stepping out –like the grain that is losing its skin – stepping out of our old identity and stepping into a new one yet unknown.”  — Amy Zucker Morganstern

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Land Acknowledgement                                         Ellen Flight, Worship Associate 

Welcome & Pathways to Connection                    Ellen                                          

Gathering Song       Enter, Rejoice and Come In (#361 Gray)

Call to Worship           Amy Zucker Morganstern     Ellen                                             

Chalice Lighting Ellen

Each morning we must hold out the chalice of our being to receive, to carry , and give back. – Dag Hammarskjöld

Small Group Activity                                                Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration

Song    Touch the Earth, Reach the Sky (#301)

Offering                                                                    Jean Terwilliger

Our donee this week is Promise the Children.  Please write checks to CVUUS. Cash and checks not otherwise specified will be split between CVUUS and our donee. Or you can donate online with the QR code.  

Offering Music                                                        Tim Guiles, guest musical director

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

Milestones & Passages                                         Ellen

Silent Meditation                                                               

Musical interlude                                                    Tim     

Reading Threshold – Maggie Smith                        Kate Gridley/John Barstow                             

Sermon          The Door in the Woods                     Kate and John

Song       Go Tell It in the Valley*                             The Quint-Essentials

*Based, with respect,  on the African-American spiritual Go Tell It On The Mountain, c.1750-1875, a Christmas spiritual celebrating good news.

Hymn                   We’ll Build a Land  (#121 Gray)                                                            

Closing Words Kate/John

Postlude                                                                  Tim