Dipping Into the Well of Grief – March 13, 2022 – Rev. Kevin Tarsa

Dipping Into the Well of Grief
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
March 13, 2022
Rev. Kevin Tarsa and Beth Karow, Worship Associate

Exactly two years after a novel virus turned our lives inside out and outside in, we take time to grieve together in the spirit of a memorial service – to acknowledge, name, witness, and honor our accumulating grief and the many types of losses we’ve borne.  

I thought faith would say, “I will take away the pain and the discomfort.” But what it ended up saying is “I will sit with you in it.”  

~ Brené Brown ~ 

Greeting Rev Kevin Tarsa  

Land Acknowledgement read by Connie Wright  

Song How can I Keep from Singing by Robert Lowry #108. Kate Canan, flute, Dahlia Sanders, voice, Tom Wernigg, guitar 

Welcome and Gathering Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Chalice Lighting The Symbol of our Shared Faith by Paul Stephan Dodenhoff, read by Beth Karow and Tom Wernigg

Music On the Day We Are Together Again by Humbird, arr. Will Robertson, sung by the Bet Haverim Chorus 

In Remembrance Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Song Spirit of Life #123 by Carolyn McDade, Kate Canan, flute, Dahlia Sanders, voice Tom Wernigg, guitar 

In Memoriam Rev. Kevin and All, with Beth Karow, Carmen Riley, and Linda Siska 

In our Eyes: Images of Loss UUCM Members and Friends 

Music Stand Not Alone by Copperwoman and There is a Healing by Rev. Kevin Tarsa, Kate Canan, flute, Dahlia Sanders, voice, Tom Wernigg, violin 

Reading by John Roedel, read by Beth Karow 

Musical Interlude 

A Blessing Rev. Karyn Packard 

Stewardship Moment Rev. Karyn Packard 

Offering Beth Karow

25% of our offering this month will support Interfaith Food Ministry, which works to feed the hungry and reduce food insecurity in Nevada County. 

Your giving 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. 

Offertory All I Had Was Gone by Tom Wernigg, with Kate Canan, flute

Dedication Beth Karow

Closing Words More Than One Life by Lee Huebert 

Community Benediction and Extinguishing of the Chalice