Embracing Possibilities: A Song of the Universe

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“Embracing Possibilities: A Song of the Universe” with E.N. Hill

Novelist George Eliot says “it is never too late to be what you might have been.” Each moment is a new opportunity to be who you aspire to be, a fresh start on the journey only your heart knows. Last week you asked, “what might solitude bring us?” This Sunday follows up asking “what songs of possibility did you hear echoing in your heart? What dream of you is seeking the full embrace of your faith?

E.N. Hill is a military veteran, a social justice activist, a spoken word artist, and an aspiring Unitarian Universalist minister. After serving as an Air Force Aviator and Senior leader for 15 years, E.N. separated honorably from active duty to pursue full-time theological education. In the Spring of 2020, they graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry with a Masters of Divinity focusing on multi-religious leadership.  Upon completing ordination and internship requirements, E.N. plans to re-enter the military as a Chaplain. They also intend to pursue co-ministry with their partner, Badia Askari, to offer spiritual support and resources to various communities in their local Tallahassee area, as well as on-line.

Share the Plate

  • This week our Share the Plate donations will go to Jewish Social Services of Madison Refugee Resettlement Project, which provides assistance to refugees and their families through a variety of services and resources, to help them become self-sufficient and create a safe and stable life in Dane County.

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Songs of Possibility,” Frances Shelley
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #1020 “Woyaya”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “The Magical Yet,” by Angela DiTerlizzi
  • Hymn: #1051 “We Are”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Song of the Universe,” Manish Mishra Marzetti
  • Reflection: “Embracing Possibility: A Song of the Universe” with E.N. Hill
  • Offering: “Extraordinary Being,” Emeli Sandé
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #396 “I Know This Rose Will Open”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “Everything Is Possible Now,” Clouds and Thorns

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