[No recording for this week]
In this 2019 sermon that Rev. Richards shared with the congregation he serves, Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo in Arizona, he reflects on how circles are drawn, and made, wider. Deb Myrbo and Eva Wingren will lead this service.
Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate recipient this week is The Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist State Action Network (WUUSAN). WUUSAN joins the collective voices of UU’s in Wisconsin to advocate for justice and equity, influence public policy, and advance systemic change at a statewide level.
Order of Service
- Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
- Centering Sound
- Prelude: “Sanctuary”, by John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs, words adapted by Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie and Mark David Buckle
- Call to Worship
- Opening Hymn: #360 “Here We Have Gathered”
- Lighting the Chalice
- Musical Response
- Time for All Ages: “A Very Important Story About Circles,” Brad Montague
- Hymn: #67 “We Sing Now Together”
- Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: from “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto,” Lesley Hazleton
- Reflection: “Drawing on the Wide Side of the Brain,” a sermon by Rev. Rod Richards, read by Deb Myrbo
- Offering: “Circle ‘Round for Freedom”, Words and music by Linda Hirschhorn, Sung by Not Your Mama’s Hymns
- Joys and Sorrows
- Closing Hymn: #1052 “The Oneness of Everything”
- Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
- Postlude: “Love Reaches Out” by artists at The Sanctuaries in Washington, DC.–Erin J, James B, Megan M, Osa O.
Topics: Widening the Circle