UU Lent 2022 – Day 2 – Soil

Is soil alive? Minute Earth has answers.

Meditation on Planting By David Snedden

“It’s that elm shade, red rust clay you grew up on
That plowed up ground that your dad damned his luck on
That post game party field you circle up on
And when it rains, you get stuck on
Drift a cloud back behind county roads that you run up
And mud on her jeans that she peeled off and hung up
Her blue-eyed summertime smile looks so good that it hurts
Makes you wanna build a ten percent down
White picket fence house on this dirt”

UU Lent 2020 – Day 45 – Anticipation

Anticipation is the electricity of childhood. – Jason Kotecki

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. – Fred Rogers

Long intros are cool because there’s a little bit of anticipation, you know? – Miranda Lambert

Radical Expectations by Robin Tanner

Meditation on Planting by David Snedden

Sunday March 26, 2017

Prelude: Persephone Smiles by Heather Jinmaku

Welcome: Springtime Call to Worship By Susan Davison Archer

The earth is warming, the birdsong increases, the sweeter breezes brush our cheeks, and the earth holds hope in its seeds and buds.
Come, let us gather this morning, with joyful noise, with warm hearts, and with hopeful spirits, for we are one with the renewal of the earth and blessedly held in the love of one another.

Song: Sanctuary

Make us aware we
are a sanctuary
Each made holy
loved right through
with thanksgiving
we’ll be a living
sanctuary a-new

 Chalice Lighting: Our Souls Speak Spring By Evin Carvill Ziemer

 If we lived in another climate
Our souls might speak other languages
We might speak oasis or permafrost, dry season or monsoon

But our souls speak spring
Our souls speak green shoots pushing through last year’s leaves
Our souls speak flower buds stretching to sun
Our souls speak mud puddle and nest building, damp earth and worm castings, tiny green leaves and frog choruses

We speak spring because spring sings in us
We gather to nurture our faith in our own growing
Our own courage to push through
Our own blossoming in beauty
Our own small part in the spring of this world

Come, let us worship together

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