Holding History

Join us for this service via an on-line Zoom Meeting. This will be a multiplatform service. We’ll have chairs set up in the parking lot for anyone who would like to attend in person (bundle up!), and we’ll be on Zoom for anyone who would like to attend virtually. What to Expect in Multiplatform Worship at JRUUC

We spent time remembering our ancestors in ritual last week.  And as we remember, we might notice hard things in our histories, and that it might be necessary for us to acknowledge those things and learn to practice open-heartedness in our feelings for our ancestors.  This morning, we’ll explore our relationship with our history.

It’s Youth Sunday!  Rev. Karen will meet with our youth after the service.

Share the Plate

  • This week’s donations will go to the Goodman Center’s Thanksgiving Baskets project. They are planning to register 4,000 families this year — that’s 25,000 Dane County residents (including 10,000 children. Your donations will help GCC purchase ingredients that weren’t able to be donated for the baskets. Volunteers are also needed. Check the Goodman website for more details.

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Something Told the Wild Geese,” Rachel Field and Andy Beck
  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Hymn: #1003 “Where Do We Come From?”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “Indigenous Kid Drummer Singing for Climate Action,” Noah Green and Carol Powder of Chubby Cree
  • Hymn: #212 “We Are Dancing Sarah’s Circle”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “Here We Re-member Ourselves,” Gretchen Haley
  • Reflection: “Holding History” with Rev. Karen
  • Offering: “All Will Be Well,” Meg Barnhouse
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #155 “Circle ‘Round for Freedom”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “You Can’t Stop the Spirit,” Ana Hernandez and Fran McKendree