The Bombshell and the Butterfly – April 17, 2022 – Rev. Kevin Tarsa

The Bombshell and the Butterfly
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
April 17, 2022
Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with Gail Johnson Vaughan and Cheryl Morris, Worship Associates

In this day and age we don’t have to look far for bad news. Stress and anxiety are the constant companions of so many of us. Many know this Sunday as Easter, a season celebrated in so many faiths and religious traditions as a time of resurrection and hope. Join us in a special morning as we too awaken out of what feels like an ending into new life, new hope. 

Greeting Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Land Acknowledgement read by René Wiley

Song for Gathering Easter Alleluia by Rev. Kevin Tarsa, with Alleluia Chaconne, Kate Canan, flute, Jordan Thomas-Rose, soloist 

Welcome Gail Johnson Vaughan, Worship Associate 

Lighting of the Chalice For Holy Days on Which We Recall the Old Stories by Dillman Baker Sorrells, read by Corrie Silva 

Music This Day by Lea Morris

Opening Words Awaken to this Gift by Rev. Gretchen Haley, read by Scottie Hart 

Wisdom for All Ages After the Fall by Dan Santat, read by George Dunstan 

Joys & Sorrows 

Prayer & Meditation Passover (excerpts) by Kartleen McTigue, with Welcome Nigun by Doug Cotler 

Reading Resurrection, written and read by Julia Park Tracey 

Sermon The Bombshell and the Butterfly, Rev. Kevin Tarsa 

Offering Gail Johnson Vaughan 

25% of our offering this month supports Citizens for Choice, which provide compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental reproductive health care services for women, men and teens through The Clinic! in Grass Valley. 

Your giving is vital to our ability to sustain the work of our community. Thank you for your generosity. See UUCM’s Giving Page to make a contribution.

Offertory Jordan Thomas-Rose

Dedication Gail Johnson Vaughan 

Thank you 

Closing Song Now Let Us Sing #368, Jordan Thomas-Rose, solo introduction, Kate Canan, flute 

Closing Words   

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