This Land Is Your Land?—Festival on the Screen

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.