Finding Our Souls
Before we can take care of souls, ours or anyone else’s, we need to ask ourselves whether “souls” exist, and if so, what they are. If we use the term, what do we mean by it? These are not easy questions for us as UU’s. But we are only the most recent generation to ponder these most basic questions. ~ Rev. Terry Sims
Order of Service
Prelude Ode to Joy, Symphony No. 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Owen Deal, saxophone
Gathering Hymn #1010 We Give Thanks
Lighting the Chalice
With its beauty and grace and strength, may this flaming chalice remind us of our highest
aspirations, our deepest commitments, and our most earnest intentions.
Lighting the Peace Candle
Story For All Ages
Singing the Children Out Children’s Recessional – Joyce Poley
As you go on your way, may you be filled with gladness, Go in joy, go in joy!
May fortune bless your day with peace and loving kindness, Go in love, go in love
Joys . . . Concerns
Silence, Meditation and Prayer
Affirmation Love is the spirit of this church and service is its law.
This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in freedom, and to help one another.
Responsive Reading #531 The Oversoul – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Offertory Deep River – arr. Phillip Keveren
Reading Soul Lifts – Rev. Tess Baumberger
Anthem Dance, Love, Sing, Live! – Greg Gilpin
Sermon Finding Our Souls – Rev. Terry Sims, Minister
Hymn #1007 There’s a River Flowin’ in my Soul
Sending Hymn #413 Go Now in Peace
Children’s RE Director Lisa Lawrence
Hospitality Maggie Lovill, Marti Blaies
Music Director Debby Bullins
Musician(s) Connie Jahrmarkt
Sound George Czeczyk, Jeff Drake
Ushers Sherry Robinson, Jean Deal, John Carlson, Judy Reynolds
Welcoming Center Jack Driscoll, Sharon Forbes & Jim Dobbins