In our Sanctuary (no Zoom). Life transitions are inevitable. Choosing who you want to be in the midst of different transitions is what will define you. It is what has defined Esther (Thomas) Charlestin, who led this service. We heard stories and songs about the theme of life transitions and explored the grounds you are in among them. Esther serves on several local boards and our worship team. We shared our offering with Vermont Adult Learning. Followed by social hour in Fellowship Hall.
Order of Service
Bell: Land Acknowledgement
Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Martha Fulda, Worship Associate
Prelude: Ronnie Romano. Music Dir.
Call to Worship: Martha
Chalice Lighting: Martha & Esther
We gather this hour as people of faith
With joys and sorrows, gifts and needs
We light this beacon of hope,
sign of our quest for truth and meaning,
In celebration of the life we share together.
Hymn: We Laugh, We Cry Ronnie
Time for All Ages: Little Tree by Loren Long (Video Reading)
Offering: We’ll share our collection with Vermont Adult Learning. 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 https://cvuus.breezechms.com/give/online.
Offering Music: Ronnie
Receiving the Offering: From You I Receive (Gray #402)
Milestones & Passages: Martha
Music: Strength, Courage and Wisdom Ronnie
Reading: The Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Martha
Reflection: The Oak Tree Within Esther Charlestin
Hymn: We Are (Teal #1051) Ronnie and congregation
Extinguishing the Chalice: Martha
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth,
the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.
Credits: Thanks to our guest speaker Esther Charlestin; Flower Co-op for seasonal arrangements; Richard Hopkins for technical support; Mike Greenwood for overseeing safety and social hour and Avi Freund and others who helped set up, usher, and greet.
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