Prelude – Medley of “Oh God Our Help in Ages Past” and “Come Holy Spirit”
Welcome Song: #361 “Enter Rejoice and Come In”
Chalice Lighting: Global Chalice Lighting for August 2017
Song #1 – It is Well with My Soul with New lyrics by Kimberley Debus, 2009
Story for All Ages – Part of Unitarian Universalism is a Really Long Name by Jennifer Dant
Offering: Quiet meditative moment with music
Song #2 – Hymn #318 We Would be One
Responsive Reading –
Before we begin our responsive reading I would like to ask each of you, in your own way to join me in prayer.
As we read or watch the news each day and we see continued hate and violence, may we remember that we are not alone. As our hearts break and we are faced with the reality that we have not come nearly as far as we need to, may we speak out. As others defend or explain away the problems facing our nation and our world, may we continue to encourage them to wake up. As we wonder if our ideals and expectations are doomed to fail, may remember that none of us are free until all of us are free. May we continue to answer the call of love and fight for the lives that need us most. May our voices continue to rise until they are heard above the hate.
May it Be,