Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
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Diane and Hans invite families with young children for a special coffee hour gathering after worship to catch up and connect - in RE Room 8428
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How Do You Feel?
Rev. Meredith Garmon
Order of Service
2021 February 31

Rev. Meredith Garmon, Minister
Tracy Breneman, Religious Educator
Adam Kent, Music Director
Chalice Lighting/Extinguishing: Joe Majsak, Board Chair
Online Worship Tech Team: Christian Force, Kim Force, Rev. LoraKim Joyner
The CUUC Choir is directed by Lisa N. Meyer, accompanied by Georgianna Pappas


Gathering Music
Selections from First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Smokey Robinson, BeeGees, Joan Armatrading, Aerosmith, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, and First Unitarian Church of Chicago

Introduction Theme ~ CUUC Choir
You’ve Got a Friend in Me ~ by Randy Newman, performed by the CUUC Choir

Welcome ~ Meredith, Tracy, Adam

Chalice Lighting ~ Joe

Nothing worth doing is complete in our lifetime;
Therefore we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous can be accomplished alone;
Therefore we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
  Therefore we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.

UU Minute ~ Meredith

Centering Music ~ Adam
La Visionaire ~ François Couperin (1668-1733)

Opening Words ~ Meredith

Spoken Invocation ~ Meredith

Sung Invocation ~ #318, We Would Be One (verse 1) ~ UUSM Vocalists

We would be one as now we join in singing
our hymn of love, to pledge ourselves anew
to that high cause of greater understanding
of who we are, and what in us is true.
We would be one in living for each other
to show to all a new community.

Affirmation ~ Adam

We covenant to nurture each other in our spiritual journeys;
foster compassion and understanding within and beyond our community;
and engage in service to transform ourselves and our world.

Opening Music ~ Adam
Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:37, I. Allegro ~ Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Time for All Ages ~ Tracy
Breathing Makes it Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between ~ Christopher Willard & Wendy O’Leary


Prayer ~ Meredith

Sung Response

Calling all you hungry hearts - Everywhere through endless time
You who wander you who thirst - I offer you this heart of mine.
Calling all you hungry spirits - All the lost and the left behind
All I can I’ll share with you - Your joy and your sorrow, I make it mine.

Musical Meditation ~ Adam
Adagio in F Minor ~ Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1739-1799)

Spiritual Practice ~ Meredith
Patience

Hymn ~ #127, Can I See Another’s Woe? ~ First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, MD

Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?

Can I see a falling tear, and not feel my sorrow’s share?
Can a father see his child weep, nor be with sorrow filled?

Can a mother sit and hear infant groan, an infant fear?
No, no, never can it be! Never, never can it be!

Sermon, Part 1 ~ Meredith

Musical Interlude ~ Adam
Sonata in C# Minor, Hob. XVI:36, I. Moderato ~ Franz Joseph Haydn

Sermon, Part 2 ~ Meredith

Hymn ~ #315, This Old World ~ Unitarian Universalist Church of Chicago

This old world is full of sorrow, full of sickness, weak and sore;
if you love your neighbor truly, love will come to you the more.

We’re all children of one family; we’re all brothers, sisters, too;
if you cherish one another, love and friendship come to you.

This old world can be a garden, full of fragrance, full of grace;
if we love our neighbors truly, we must meet them face to face.
It is said now, “Love thy neighbor,” and we know well that is true;
this, the sum of human labor, true for me as well as you.

Announcements ~ Tracy

Extinguishing the Chalice ~ Joe

The prophets’ challenge to confront harm,
To respond with justice, compassion,
And the transforming power of love
This is now our resolve.

Spoken Benediction ~ Meredith, Tracy, Adam

Sung Benediction ~ CUUC Choir
You’ve Got a Friend in Me ~ Randy Newman, performed by the CUUC Choir

If you got troubles, then I got ’em too
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and we see it through
’Cause you’ve got a friend in me - Yeah you’ve got a friend in me
Now some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger, too, maybe
But none of them will ever love you the way I do
Just me and you, boy
And as the years go by - Our friendship will never die
You’re gonna see it’s our destiny
You’ve got a friend in me

Music for Parting ~ Adam
Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:37, III. Presto ~ Franz Joseph Haydn
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Diane and Hans invite families with young children to a special coffee hour gathering after worship to catch up and connect - in RE Room 8428