Mirrors and Windows

Mirrors and Windows
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
August 27, 2023
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
with Randy McKean, Worship Associate

We UUs claim that we embrace our differences as well as our commonalities with love, curiosity, and respect.  If only! To be fair, we do try, and more to the point, we aspire to such an embrace. Maybe that embrace is not as out of reach as it seems.  

Prelude  Toby Thomas-Rose

Songs for Gathering
                Ancient Mother #1069 based on traditional Navajo prayer
                Joyful, Joyful #29 words by Henry Van Dyke, music by Ludwig van Beethoven
                Spirit of Life #123 by Carolyn McDade
                When Our Heart is in a Holy Place #318 by Joyce Poley

Welcome and Opening  Randy McKean, Worship Associate

Land Acknowledgement  

Lighting of the Chalice  

Wisdom for All Ages  Old Joe and the Carpenter  by Pleasant L. DeSpain, read by Randy McKean 

Singing the Children on Their Way  

Joys & Sorrows
                Our ritual stones and bowl of water are available in the foyer throughout and after the service. 

Song  Comfort Me #1002 by Mimi Bornstein-Doble   

Music  Randy McKean and Toby Thomas-Rose 

Pluralism: On the Spectrum  Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Similarities and Differences  

To Be Continued  

Offering Randy McKean, Worship Associate 

Offertory  Toby Thomas-Rose

Dedication  Randy McKean 

Thank you & Announcements

Closing Song  We Would Be One #318  words by Samuel Anthony Wright, music by Jean Sibelius

Closing Words

Community Benediction / Extinguishing of the Chalice  
                Carry the flame of peace and love until we meet again.   

Music for Going Forth