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A Farewell Service

With Rev. Mark and Carolyn Skrabacz

May 26, 2024 

A Congregational Minister’s calling, ordination, fellowshipping, and installation can involve a great deal of pomp and celebration. Yet ultimately the work of serving a church is about relationships and making and keeping connections. Therefore, in drawing their ministry to a close, Rev. Mark and Carolyn are choosing to emphasize poignant stories, meaningful music, and a rite of passage that resonates with leaving well.

 

Sounding of the Bowl – Rev.  Mark Skrabacz

Prelude – Jaime Ramírez

Welcome and Greeting – Carolyn Skrabacz

Opening Words – Mark Skrabacz

Opening Hymn – #311 Let It Be a Dance We Do

Chalice Lighting – Carolyn Skrabacz

Anthem – “Imagine” by John Lennon, performed by Steve Feinstein & First UU Choir        

Candles of Life – Rev.  Mark Skrabacz           

Music for Candle Lighting – Jaime Ramírez

Reading from Book of Life – Rev.  Mark Skrabacz

Pastoral Prayer – Rev.  Mark Skrabacz

Children’s Recessional – Rev. Mark Skrabacz

Invitation to Generosity – Rev. Mark Skrabacz & Margaret Costantino

Today’s offertory will be shared with The Center for Refugee Services

Offertory Anthem – “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, performed by Emilia & Bill Westney          

Offertory Response – Rev.  Mark Skrabacz

Sermon – “Parting Words” by Carolyn Skrabacz & “A Farewell” by Rev. Mark Skrabacz

Litany of Letting Go – Heather Hedquist, Carol Bertsch, Rev. Mark & the Congregation    

Collegial Continuation – Rev. Nell Newton 


Benediction – “With a Little Help from my Friends” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by Steve Feinstein with First UU Choir & the Congregation 

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