March 29th Sunday Service

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

JOYS and SORROWS & COFFEE HOUR
Sunday, March 29th – 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 this link: https://zoom.us/j/997663940 
Instructions on how to join a Zoom gathering are available here.

“Be Not Afraid”
Service Leader: Laura Evans

Mindfulness Bell

Welcome

Chalice Lighting

Hymn #347 “Gather the Spirit”
Lyrics are printed below so you can sing along with this lovely choral arrangement, sung by a Unitarian choir.

Gather the spirit, harvest the power.
Our sep’rate fires will kindle one flame.
Witness the mystery of this hour.
Our trials in this light appear all the same.

Chorus:
Gather in peace, gather in thanks.
Gather in sympathy now and then.
Gather in hope, compassion and strength.
Gather to celebrate once again.

Gather the spirit of heart and mind.
Seeds for the sowing are laid in store.
Nurtured in love, and conscience refined,
With body and spirit united once more.

Chorus

Gather the spirit growing in all,
Drawn by the moon and fed by the sun.
Winter to spring, and summer to fall,
The chorus of life resounding as one.

Chorus

Joys and Sorrows

Offering

Hymn “Simple Gifts” performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Allison Krauss

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free,
‘Tis a gift to come down where you ought to be.
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘T will be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we will not be ashamed.
To turn, turn, will be our delight,
‘Til by turning, turning, we come round right.

Sermon “Be Not Afraid” by Rev. Susan Maginn, UU minister with the American Navy Chaplain Corps, as read by Laura Evans

Closing Words for Quiet Refection

Extinguishing the Flame

Mindfulness Bell

Postlude Follow this link to enjoy the “Broken Hand Covid 19 Blues”