April 19th Sunday Service

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

JOYS and SORROWS & COFFEE HOUR

Sunday, April 19th – 11:30 am (on Zoom)
Following the regular time slot for our 10:30 Sunday morning service, we will hold a “Joys and Sorrows” online check-in, where everyone has a chance to share our worries and sorrows, as well as our joys and sources of happiness, without questions or discussion. This will be followed by a “Coffee Hour” when we can ask questions, and delve deeper into conversation, if we choose. Join us at 11:30 am by clicking the link which was emailed to you yesterday by our Fellowship Office Administrator. Instructions on how to join a Zoom gathering are available here.

“Earth Day”
Service Leader: Martha Nabatian

NOTE: Before beginning this service, you may wish to gather up your own candle to light, and select a stone, or another meaningful object, to hold as we consider our Joys and Concerns together.

Prelude         “For the Beauty of the Earth”   The Cambridge Singers

Introduction and Welcome


Chalice Lighting  

                                                                                       
Hymn:   “Fuente de Amor/Spirit of Life”   All Souls Unitarian DC Zoom Choir
Fuente de Amor, ven hacia mí. 
Y al corazón, cántale tu compasión. 
Sopla al volar, sube en la mar,
hasta moldear la justicia de la vida.     
Arráigame, libérame,
Fuente de Amor, ven a mí, ven a mí.

Spirit of Life, come unto me.
Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion.
Blow in the wind, rise in the sea;
Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.
Roots hold me close; wings set me free;
Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.

Opening Words


Joys and Sorrows and Offering


Music Video for all Ages
   “Earth Revolution”       Ta-Kaiya Blaney

Earth Day Thoughts  


Video:          “The Church Forests of Ethiopia

Words for Meditation  

 

Moment of Musical Reflection    You are invited to view this Slide Show of Tree Images while listening to the following meditation music. 


Closing Words and Entrusting the Flame


Postlude     “The Blue Green Hills of Earth” 
  the Middle Church Summer Choir