Roots and Wings

We are both descendants and ancestors, and our lives are the point of connection between the stories of our heritage and what the next generations will carry forward.  This morning, we’ll explore what we keep and what we pass on. Photo of Oak Alley Plantation by Rev. Karen

  • The Share the Plate for Sunday October 8th and Sunday October 15th is Odyssey Behind Bars. This program offers college jumpstart programs to students incarcerated in Wisconsin state prisons. It is part of the UW Odyssey Project, which for 19 years has empowered students living in poverty to overcome obstacles, find their voices and reframe their futures. Susan Podebransky nominated them.

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This week’s newsletter

Order of Service

  • Gathering Song  “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” #188
  • Welcome
  • Prelude  ”Loosen Loosen” by Aly Halpert
  • Call to Worship
  • Lighting the Chalice and Musical Response
  • Shared Music  “Gathered Here” Hymn #389 (gray hymnal)
  • Time for All Ages  “The Story of the Little Oak Tree” by Barbara Marshman, as told to Katie Covey
  • Shared Music  “Spirit of Life” Hymn #123 (gray hymnal)
  • Wisdom from the World’s Traditions – From Deep is the Hunger by Howard Thurman, and from “Murmurations: Accountable to Our Ancestors” by adrienne maree brown
  • Reflection
  • Offering  “I am Light” by India Arie, arr. Kimberly Lilley and Mark Hayes
  • Joys and Sorrows
  • Shared Music  “We Are” – Hymn of the MontHymn #1051 (teal hymnal)
  • Extinguishing the Chalice and Benediction

Read Rev. Karen’s recent musings on heritage here.