Let It Be a Dance

The “magic” in music and dance, said our Music Director Heather Yonker during a brainstorming session for this month’s theme, is when the “intention and flow forward motion” in them are not interrupted.  And we can understand intention and flow in many ways, sometimes even without words, almost instinctively, while connecting with others in co-creating music and dance.  This morning, we’ll explore the relationship between intention, flow, and dance, and reflect on what it might mean in our spiritual lives.

Share the Plate

  • Our Share the Plate recipient this week is The Center for Black Excellence and Culture, a vision of the Rev. Alex Gee to create a space for affirming, inspiring, and advancing Black excellence. It will promote health and wellness, leadership, art, youth, and families among Madison’s Black community. 

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
  • Centering Sound
  • Welcome
  • Prelude: “Ain’t We Got Fun” by Richard Whiting, Gus Kahn, and Raymond Egan
  • Call to Worship/Centering Practice
  • Opening Hymn: #391 “Voice Still and Small”
  • Lighting the Chalice
  • Musical Response
  • Time for All Ages: “How Do You Dance?” by Thyra Heder, read by Hannah Cooper
  • Hymn: #311 “Let it Be a Dance”
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “I Praise The Dance” by Saint Augustine
  • Reflection: “Let It Be a Dance” with Rev. Karen and Eva Wingren
  • Offering: “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” traditional, sung by Muddy Waters
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Closing Hymn: #1030 “Siyahamba”
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
  • Postlude: “Man Outta Town” by Forget the Whale

Music connections from this service