At Beltane, or May Day, earth energies are said to be at their strongest, making it a brilliant moment in the Wheel of the Year to bring ideas, hopes, and dreams into action. It’s the time to celebrate sexuality and sensuality, passion, vitality, joy, and conception – of all kinds! This morning, we’ll celebrate the beauty within and around each of us.
It’s Youth Sunday! Rev. Karen will reach out to our youth about their meeting platform preference.
The Share the Plate organization for May 1 and 8 will be the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee‘s emergency fund, which is currently going to help people who have fled the violence in Ukraine.
Order of Service
- Gathering Song: #188 “Come, Come, Whoever You Are”
- Centering Sound
- Prelude: “May” by Eugene Butler
- Call to Worship
- Opening Hymn: #21 “For the Beauty of the Earth”
- Lighting the Chalice
- Musical Response
- Time for All Ages: “Hello, Little One,” author unknown
- Hymn: #77 “Seek Not Afar for Beauty”
- Wisdom from the World’s Traditions: “A Prayer in Spring” by Robert Frost
- Reflection: “Beltane Beauty” with Rev. Karen
- Offering: “The Beauty of Life,” Robert S. Cohen and Ronald W. Cadmus, performed by Matthew Curtis
- Joys and Sorrows
- Closing Hymn: #109 “As We Come Marching, Marching”
- Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction
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