Return Again: Water, Community, Spirit, You
September 12, 2021
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Grass Valley, CA
with Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Cheryl Morris and Gail Johnson Vaughan, Worship Associates
This Sunday we launch into the September theme of “embracing possibility.” While the need to alter our face-to-face plans might seem counter to such a theme, Rev. Kevin had already planned to invite us into the first part of the three-part process unfolding over this month’s remaining services – the spiritual process of finding what’s lost, what remains, and what’s possible. In that necessary order.
We use water differently in the service than originally planned, and are saving our communal water ceremony for an upcoming Sunday when we can indeed meet in the same place together and embody regathering.
Greeting Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Song for Gathering Come, Come, Whoever You Are #188 by Lynn Unger, arr. by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Jordan Thomas-Rose
Welcome Cheryl Morris, Worship Associate
Lighting of the Chalice by Gail Johnson Vaughan read by Lindsay Dunckel
Land Acknowledgement read by Siobhan Boylan
Opening Words Thirsty by Gregory Pelley and We Gather as Many Drops by Leslie Takahashi read by Randy McKean
Wisdom for All Ages The Overflowing Teacup…and other stories Rev. Kevin Tarsa, Lindsay Dunckel and Randy McKean
Joys & Sorrows
If you wish, you may type into the chat a joy, a sorrow, a care or concern that you carry in your heart this morning.
Sermon/Reflection Return Again Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with There is a Healing by Rev. Kevin TarsaRev. Kevin, Janet Bullock, Kate Canan, and Jordan Thomas-Rose
Offering Cheryl Morris
25% of our offering this month will support Color Me Human, whose mission is to “Celebrate, Elevate, Educate, Advocate to create a safe, equitable world for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and LGBTQ folks.”
Since we are not passing a plate in person, giving in other ways is vital to our ability to sustain the work of our community. Thank you for your generosity. See the insert for ways to give by text, PayPal, UUCM’s website or by mail.
Dedication Cheryl Morris
Closing Song Life Calls Us On by Jason Shelton Jordan Thomas-Rose
Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice
Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.
Music for Going Forth