Sunday, December 11, 2011
9:15 and 11 a.m.
– What is UU Music? –
* Please stand as you are able.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS David Mix Barrington
PRELUDE from Versets for Organ: Let Us Be Patient and Daniel Pinkham
Watch -- Blest Be the Ties -- Rise Up Now
and Be Merry
*KINDLING THE CHALICE (unison) Mattison / O’Day Family (9:15)
May this flame,
symbol of transformation since time began,
fire our curiosity,
strengthen our wills,
and sustain our courage
as we seek what is good within and around us. (Bets Wienecke)
*HYMN Old Hundredth
From all that dwell below the skies De todos bajo el gran sol
Let songs of hope and faith arise Surja esperanza, fe, amor
Let peace, goodwill on earth be sung Verdad, y belleza cantando,
Through every land, by every tongue De cada tierra, cada voz.
STORY “Christmas Eve” from Frog and Toad All Year (Arnold Lobel)
*HYMN Forward through the Ages #114
OFFERTORY Aubade in F major, op. 45/1 Arthur Foote
SINGING THE CHILDREN OUT (children leave for R.E. classes) tune: #413
Go now in peace, go now in peace
May the spirit of love surround you
Everywhere, everywhere you may go. (repeat)
MEDITATION AND SILENCE
INTERLUDE The Evening Tide Elaine Apthorp
Elaine Apthorp, singer
READING From the Two UU Hymnals
INTERLUDE From a Distance Julie Gold
David Mix Barrington, singer
READING The Power of Song (Pete Seeger)
*HYMN As We Come Marching, Marching #109
REFLECTION 1 How Do UU’s Make Music?
INTERLUDE Let the Mystery Be Iris deMent
Elaine Apthorp, singer
REFLECTION 2 What Music Do UU’s Make?
INTERLUDE Jerry in Heaven Arjuna Greist
Arjuna Greist, singer
REFLECTION 3 Why Do UU’s Make Music?
*HYMN We Are a Gentle, Angry People #170
POSTLUDE from Versets: And All the Bells Rang Out the Good News Pinkham
We welcome you this morning – from first time visitors to long time members and friends. We’d like to remind you that wearing a name tag gives everyone a chance to greet you by name, and helps newcomers feel more at home. Thanks to our ushers, greeters and members of the Welcome Team.
Our services are also audio-transmitted to the Parlor, next to the Great Hall. With toys and comfortable furniture, this is a good space for parents to hear the service if a baby or young child needs to be active. Please remember that some in the congregation, particularly those with hearing loss, may have trouble listening if there are distractions in the Great Hall.
Please join us for coffee and our Partner Church Bake Sale in the Parlor, after each service, hosted by the Partner Church Committee.
Today’s service was designed by David Mix Barrington and Mike Nagy, who are grateful to Unitarian Society members Elaine Apthorp and Arjuna Greist for their contributions.