There is often a significant gap between what we expect or wish for, and what actually exists. And, wow, the past two years have given us abundant opportunity to experience that! Wisdom traditions guide us away from using all our energy to lament and rail against the gap, and toward finding greater peacefulness by learning to be gently present to what is. After the journey of discovering what’s lost, we realize that not all is lost, ever, and we gain ability to see what remains. Let’s mind the gap mindfully.
Greeting Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Song for Gathering Morning Has Come #1000 by Jason Shelton Jordan Thomas-Rose
Welcome Gail Johnson Vaughan, Worship Associate
Lighting of the Chalice Building the Possible by Rev. Scott Tayler, inspired by and with use of the words of John Schaar read by Christy Barden
Land Acknowledgement read by Scottie Hart
Opening Words Let Astonishment be Possible by Rev. Gretchen Haley read by Cheryl Morris
Wisdom for All Ages Maybe Yes, Maybe No told by Lea Morris, with Whatever Comes Next by Lea Morris
Joys & Sorrows
Prayer & Meditation
Song There is a Balm, a Black spiritual from the period of slavery, and I Know This Rose by Mary E. Grigolia
Reading by Arundhati Roy read by Shanti Emerson
Sermon Whatever Comes Next Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Offering Gail Johnson Vaughan
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Offertory Jordan Thomas-Rose
Dedication Gail Johnson Vaughan
Closing Song I Know I Can #1015, words by Dennis Hamilton, music by Jeannie Gagné
Closing Words by Margaret Fuller Rev. Kevin Tarsa
Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice
Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.
Music for Going Forth