Sunday, September 13, 2020

Welcome:

Good morning and welcome to West Fork Unitarian Universalists. I’m Cricket and I feel blessed to serve this congregation as a lay leader. I’m glad to see all of you here today.

Thank you for joining us.

[If guests] I’d like to welcome our guests. Thank you for taking a chance and taking the time to walk through our doors and join us for worship.

Let us use the prelude for centering. We are about to enter sacred time. We are about to make this time and this place sacred by our presence and intention.

Please silence your phones… and as you do so, I invite us also to turn down the volume on our fears; to remove our masks; and to loosen the armor around our hearts.

Breathe.

Let go of the expectations placed on you by others—and those they taught you to place on yourself.

Drop the guilt and the shame, not to shirk accountability, but in honest expectation of the possibility of forgiveness.

Let go of the thing you said the other day. Let go of the thing you dread next week. Be here, in this moment. Breathe, here.

Prelude: Stones in My Pocket by Lena Anderssen

Welcome:  Heart full or heart empty by Krista Taves

Song: Sanctuary  X3

Love prepare me, to be a sanctuary

Pure and holy, love right through

With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living

Sanctuary a-new

Chalice Lighting: Global Chalice Lighting: September 2020

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Meditation on Sacred

According to Merriam Webster the definition of sacred is

  1. a :  dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity b :  devoted exclusively to one service or use (as of a person or purpose)

  2. 2a :  worthy of religious veneration : b :  entitled to reverence and respect

 

 

Universal Rhythm Benediction By Israel Buffardi
My friends, when you go from here know that our hearts are always in a holy place, for we are always connected to one another.
Know that deep down, our hearts beat in one universal rhythm.
May we each find the sacred space to hear it.

May focusing on what is sacred remind us all that we are sacred.

Namaste,
Cricket

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