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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gratitude and Giving: An All-Ages Thanksgiving Celebration

Presented by Rev. Diane Teichert, Director of Religious Exploration Dayna Edwards, and Mary Wester, Worship Associate, with the Youth Group, the Choir and the Children’s Choir


Order Of Service – November 17, 2013

Gratitude and Giving: 

An All-Ages Thanksgiving Celebration

+INGATHERING MUSIC     Mary Tyrtle Rooker, drummer

+PROCESSIONAL HYMN #1010     Oh, We Give Thanks

CALL TO WORSHIP   Rev. Diane Teichert, Minister

                and Dayna Edwards, Director of Religious Exploration

PRELUDE                              Country Dance                    Frank Bridge

                                          Brenda Anna, violinist

                        David Chapman, Music Director and pianist 

WELCOME              Mary Wester, Worship Associate

PREPARATION FOR THE HARVEST COMMUNION

+HYMN #21                For the Beauty of the Earth

UNISON CHALICE LIGHTING

We light the chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism.

This is the church of the open mind, the helping hands,

the loving heart, and the radiant spirit.

Esta es la iglesia de la mente abierta, de las manos amigas,

del amor del corazón, y del espíritu radiante.

GIVING OF OURSELVES, GIVING TO OTHERS 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR               

             Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You *   Foster-Rose

Olivia Spande, soloist

Jeanne Judd and Allison Hughes, directors

Deni Foster, accompanist

INTRODUCTION TO THE UU SERVICE COMMITTEEMEET THE GUESTS AT YOUR TABLE

Nelson Escobar by Montana Monardes

George Friday by Mary Wester

Danielle Neus by Milan Monardes

       HYMN #1058               Be Ours a Religion 

Please bring forward food pantry items

and pick up your Guest at Your Table box or envelope.

 

HARVEST COMMUNION MEDITATION

Mary Tyrtle Rooker, drummer, with the Chalice Dancers

                                     with Sharon Werth, Director

CHOIR                  We Will Be a Shelter for Each Other     Tom Long, Text

                                                                  Brenda Anna, violinist           Allen Pote, Music

Written after Hurricane Ivan destroyed thousands of homes in

Pensacola, Florida in September 2004, this song is dedicated to

all victims of natural disasters throughout the world.

HARVEST COMMUNION - thank you to the bakers and servers!

Adapted from a liturgy from the UU Church of Utica, NY

HYMN #128                    For All That Is Our Life

OFFERTORY WITH SILENT CANDLES OF JOY AND SORROW

                                                  Cradle Song                     Frank Bridge

                                         Brenda Anna, violinist                                                

Please place cash or checks made payable to UUSC in the envelope you picked up at the table, unless you prefer to use the Guest at Your Table Box (to be returned here with cash or check any Sunday through December 8).

(LIMITED VERBAL ANNOUNCEMENTS – Please read the Bulletin)    

CLOSING WORDS

RESPONSE #123     Spirit of Life in Spanish (see page 4), then English

EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE

MUSIC FOR LEAVING

+Late-comers may enter

*AboutAsk Not What Your Country Can Do for You:

PBUUC member Deni Foster and her friend Millie Rose collaborated on songs and dances when they taught together at Riverdale Elementary School.  In 1970, Deni wrote and directed an elementary school musical called "JFK."  Today's song is from that show. This year, Millie and Deni added the verses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963. 

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You

Refrain:  Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country.

Verse 1:  Kennedy, our president, in memory of this event, he spoke the words that we can hear so clearly.  Although we never met him, we never will forget him.  His hopeful message is presented here.

Verse 2:  Freedom isn't free; it's earned.  Respect each other we have learned and Kennedy inspired our grateful nation.  For we all know that dreams come true, we'll change the world, it's up to you, to honor him we sing this celebration.

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