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December 4, 2022

The Story of the Universe with Rev. Nell Newton and Sophia Haertner

Sounding the Bowl                                                                              Rev. Nell Newton, she/her

Prelude                                                                                                      Jaime Ramirez, he/him 

Words of Welcome                                                                                Sophia Haertner, she/her

Greeting the Buddha Seed                                                                                 Sophia Haertner

Invocation                                                                                                           Rev. Nell Newton

Advent Candle Lighting           

Our first Sunday of Advent reminded us to be patient.

This second Sunday of Advent, we light the flame in hope that darkness will be dispelled.

In this holiday season,

May the darkness of winter

Be dispelled in this festival of lights,

And may the darkness of ignorance

Be dispelled in the strength

Of compassion, reason,

And sharing.

Congregational Covenant:                                                                               Rev. Nell Newton 

Love is the doctrine of this church,

The quest of truth is its sacrament

And service is its prayer.

To dwell together in peace,

To seek knowledge in freedom,

To serve humanity in fellowship,

To the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the divine,

Thus do we covenant with each other.

 El amor es la doctrina de esta iglesia,

Su sacramento es la búsqueda de la verdad

Y su oración es el servicio.

Convivir en paz, 

buscar sabiduría en libertad, 

Dar a la humanidad nuestro servicio fraternal,

Para que todas las almas crezcan en armonía con la divinidad

Así pactamos el uno con el otro.

 

Anthem    Pass on the Light                Cliff Hardin                                                  First UU Choir                         

Candles of Joy and Sorrow                                                                             Rev. Nell Newton 

Music for Lighting of the Candles                                                                       Jaime Ramirez

Pastoral Prayer                                                                                                Rev. Nell Newton

Story Wisdom            The Everything Seed                   Carol Martignacco, illustrated by Joy Troyer                                                                           

Children’s Recessional                           

May the road you travel guide you safely. May a friend be always at your side.

May the love you find here in this moment, guide your way and fill you with delight.

 Qué tu camino te guíe bien seguro. Qué un amigo se quedan a tu lado.

Qué el amor que encuentras en este momento. Te guía y te llena con placer.  

 

Invitation to Generosity                                                                                     Rev. Nell Newton

Offertory Anthem                           Without A Song                                             Vincent Youman                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Sermon                            The Story of the Universe                                             Rev. Nell Newton 

Closing Hymn                                                                  #126 Come Thou Font of Every Blessing

Extinguishing the Chalice/Benediction                                                             Rev. Nell Newton
Postlude                                                                                                               Jaime Ramirez