Several congregants performed for us in reflection of this question.
A Spirituality & the Arts summer worship service.
Order of Service
Pre-service Music Chuck Miller
Bell Bowl with Recognition of Land Liam B Greenwood
Prelude Ancient Mother — a Navajo Chant Chuck Miller & LIam
Art by Dee Carroll with excerpts of Ndakinna — Our Land by Joseph Bruchac
Greeting, Call to Worship Mike & Liam Greenwood
Lighting the Chalice
Is this Land Just for Human Beings?
Hymn (Teal 1067) Mother Earth, Beloved Garden by Amanda Udis-Kessler
Vocals by Carol Harden, Sydney Singh & Connie Leach, artwork by Dee Carroll
Time for All Ages Carol has a Whale of a Meeting Carol Harden
Song of Response All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir Bill Stains
With Shannon LaRose, Jay Harrington, Carol Harden and Liam B Greenwood
Illustrations by Margot Zemach.
Is this Land Just for the Wealthy?
Offering Mike Greenwood & Chuck Miller
Musical Reflection The Stolen Banjo Shannon LaRose
Song Hobo Lullaby by Goebel Reeves, recorded by Woody Guthrie Shannon LaRose, Jay Harrington & Liam B Greenwood
Is this Land Just for White Settlers?
Milestones & Passages Mike Greenwood
Introducing a Time of Meditation Liam Battjes
Silent and Musical Meditation Jo Jahwah Hey “Mother Earth Our Holy Place”
Recording from Spirit Walk by Tahakierente-Howard Lyons, used by permission.
Song of Reflection Exiled — “t’s a Wonder We Survived” by Howard Lyons
This may be followed by a greeting from Howard on Zoom.
Reading “Ndakinna– Our Land” by Joseph Bruchac Read by Jason Duquette-Hoffman
Departing Blessing The Land is a Gift, Not a Commodity Liam B. Greenwood
With a landscape by Dee Carroll and quotation from Braiding Sweetgrass:
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Closing Song & Sing Along This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie/Pete Seeger
Shannon LaRose, Jay Harrington, Liam Greenwood, Carol Harden, Connie Leach, Sydney Singh
This is a song of protest, so sing the verses that reflect your views or don’t sing out of protest.