Stewardship Sunday: A Time to Think of Ourselves as Ripples Amplifying Love

ONSITE & ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby and others reflect on the many ways our ministries ripple throughout CVUUS and the wider world. With special music by our Choir and musical guests Jonathan March on drum and Hans Kindstedt on bass. As VT looks at amending its Constitution to protect reproductive rights, we’ll share our collection with Planned Parenthood of Middlebury for this month. Watch a recording of the service posted on You Tube here.

Order of Service

Bell: Land Acknowledgement

Welcome: Rev. Barnaby Feder

Call to Worship: Doug Richards, CVUUS Board Chair

Chalice Lighting: Brett Millier, Council of Ministries Co-Chair

My heart is moved by all I cannot save

So much has been destroyed

I have to cast my lot with those who, age after age,

Perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.

– Adrienne Rich

Hymn:    Answering the Call of Love (Teal # 1014)    Ronnie Romano with Middlebury College’s Jonathan March (drummer) and Hans Kindstedt (bassist)

Time for All Ages:    Esther Thomas

Offering:  Ashleigh Hickey will tell us about  Planned Parenthood of Middlebury with whom we’ll share our collection today and this month. All cash and checks not otherwise specified will be split between CVUUS and our donee. You can give online at

Offering Music:  When I Am Frightened     Ronnie Romano & band

Milestones & Passages:  Rev. Barnaby


Music:   No One is Alone by Steven Sondheim     CVUUS Choir

Readings:   Hannah Sessions, CVUUS Board member

Sermon:   Ripples-CVUUS-Style     Rev. Barnaby

Hymn:       We Laugh, We Cry  (Gray # 354)   CVUUS Choir

Benediction:     Rev. Barnaby

Postlude:   Ripple by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (variations)    Ronnie Romano

Credits: Thanks to all who spoke in worship today: Brett Millier, Doug Richards, Esther Thomas, Hannah Sessions and Ashleigh Hickey; our choir and musical guests Jonathan March and Hans Kindstedt; Jordan Young, Mary Hadley, Richard Hopkins and Abi Sessions for technical support; our Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; Avi Freund, Doug Smith and all who helped set up, usher, and greet; Alan Moore for overseeing safety, sound and coffee hour.

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