June 7th Sunday Service

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – NOTE changed time for Zoom!

We are trying something a little different today, by offering you part of the service on Zoom. By zooming in a little before 11:00 (i.e., about 5 minutes before) to the Zoom link which was sent to you on Friday and/or Saturday, you will get a chance to hear our Guest Speaker from Riverkeeper, Elizabeth Logue, who will present the work of Ottawa Riverkeeper. Time permitting, there will be a chance to ask questions.

Following Elizabeth Logue’s presentation, 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 11:00 am by clicking the Zoom link which was emailed to you on Friday and/or Saturday by our Fellowship Office Administrator. Instructions on how to join a Zoom gathering are available here.

“Our Water – Respecting and Protecting the Ottawa River Watershed”
Service Leader: Elinor Mueller
Speaker: Elizabeth Logue

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 – Video Link: “Die Forelle (The Trout)”   Franz Schubert – Yury Revich, violin

Chalice Lighting


Opening Words 

Video Link: “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.

NOTE: To view the images which go along with Marilynn’s presentation, click on this link: June 7 World Water Day slides 

Talk                “Water Is Life”                                       Marilynn Kuhn 

Story For All Ages
   “Me and the Ottawa River”   Claire Heistek 

Photo Link: Picture of the Lake Sturgeon

Video Link: Puzzle of the Ottawa River Watershed

Joys and Concerns & Offertory 

Song            Video Link: “Water Walker Song”

FOR PART TWO OF THIS SERVICE: As noted above, at 11:00 am on Sunday, Zoom to the link which was sent to you on Friday and/or Saturday to hear Elizabeth Logue, Ottawa Riverkeeper, today’s Special Guest Speaker. And then you are invited to stay for Joys and Sorrows and Coffee Hour.