*Hymn #298 Wake, Now, My Senses
Lighting the Chalice Flame (in unison):
As we light the chalice, an expression of joining ourselves in the warmth of our community and fellowship, in oneness, to dispel the darkness from our mind and body and soul. We rejuvenate and rekindle the assurance of God’s love and the strengthening of ourselves with Divine grace and participate in this hour of worship and adoration, humbling our humanness and bringing New Hope along with the illuminating Chalice.
*Hymn #16 Tis a Gift to Be Simple
Affirmation (in unison) Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another.
Story for All Ages: The Water Bearer’s Garden, by Betsy Hill Williams
Offertory: A Nightingale Sang At Barkley Square, by Manning Sherwin
Reading: Soul Lifts by Tess Baumberger
Sermon: Who Do You Think You Are? David Traupman
*Hymn #108 My Life Flows On in Endless Song
Closing Words/Responsive Reading #534 Gloria!
Extinguishing the Chalice Flame (in unison) We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.
Postlude: True Colors by Cyndi Lauper, Vangie Gruen, soloist
Gratitude & Applause
* Please stand in body or spirit
Hearing devices, and envelopes for cash pledges are available on the hymnal cart or ask an usher.
Today: Social Hour 11:30am in Ministers Hall.
Monday-Friday: Administration Office hours 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: Black Lives PBC General Meeting 7pm in the Sanctuary. Flyers in Ministers Hall
Wednesday: Art Studio 2pm in Ministers Hall
Friday: Art Studio 6pm in Ministers Hall
Saturday: Food Gang Halloween Party 6pm in Ministers Hall
Sunday: News Talk at 9:15am in Ministers Hall
Thank you to all who contribute to our service and fellowship hour each week. This week:
· Guest speaker: David Traupman
· Story for All Ages: Amy Stauber
· Music coordinator: Peilin Ko
· Ushers: Pat Knight and Larry Stauber
· Cover art: Larry Stauber
Fellowship hour hospitality: Amy Stauber
And to our permanent staff:
· Barbara Hatzfeld, office administrator
· Willie Nelson, sexton.
David Traupman, a new congregation member who recently moved from Miami with his partner Jesse and daughter Faith, will reflect on how shifting your self perception can expand engagement with others. He has been involved in congregational leadership as a member of UU Miami and in his hometown of Philadelphia for the past 15 years.
· Next Sunday: “Halloween/All Saints/All Souls/ Dia de los Muertos/Samhain” Amy Stauber
· Food Items collected during the offertory are donated to the Lake Park Food Pantry,
· Shoes and Toiletry Articles collected are donated to the Haitian Community.