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August 2, 2020 – Offensively Nice

Preaching:
Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Musicians:
Kathleen Covalt, Violin
Austin Ferguson, Keyboards

Service information: Click HERE

Readings:
Nice and Kind by Maggie Lupin
Life is Not Intended to Be Safe by Ethel Waters

July 26, 2020 – Celebrating 30 Years of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

Participants:
Gail Bishop, Paula Horner, Ann Lien, Kim Reid, Lyn Smith, Harriet and John Hodgson, Shelly Rohe

Musician:
Laurie Helmers

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Reading:
This is the Landscape by Julia Watts Belser

July 19, 2020 – Love Will Guide Us

Preaching: Regina Mustafa

Musicians:
Austin Ferguson
Joe Mish

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Reading:
This is the Reality We Live by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

July 12, 2020 – From Precincts to Paradise

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Musicians:
Austin Ferguson

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Readings:
Give the Police Departments to the Grandmothers by Junauda Petrus
Tomorrow I’ll Wake by Jonathan Butler

July 5, 2020 – The Dream the Dreamers Dreamed

Preaching: Rev. Ashley Horan and Rev. Karen Hutt

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Rose Mish

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Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

June 28, 2020 – Catching the Threads of Sorrow

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Mark Brutinel

Musicians:
Austin Ferguson
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka

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Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

Before You Know What Kindness Really Is by Naomi Shihab Nye
Now I Love You, Now I Witness by Theresa Soto

June 21, 2020 – Sighs Too Deep for Words

A service about the power and beauty of art, especially during times of struggle and distance. This Sunday, we also celebrate Connie Schuelka, retiring as Co-Director of Music after 30 years of service to the church, and becoming Musician Emerita. The service includes some of her favorite pieces to celebrate the beauty of music.

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Trish Braga

Musician:
Connie Schuelka

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Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

Readings:
Music  by Juhan Liiv
The House that Music Built  by Rita Dove

June 14, 2020 – Imagine Abolition

Preaching: Rev. Victoria Safford
Worship Leader: Beth Atkinson

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka

Guest Musicians:
David Townsend, Clarinet

June 7, 2020 – Uprising Through Weeds and Streets

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Ann Hutton

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka

Guest Musicians:
Rose Mish
Morgan Robertson

Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

May 31, 2020 – Mind the Gap

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Paul Trewartha-Weiner

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka

Guest Musician:
Rose Mish
Cook with Honey:
Jane Foote & Carl Stephenson

Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

May 24, 2020 – Tick Tock (Old School)

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Gus Braga

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka

Guest Musician:
Morgan Robertson

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Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

May 17, 2020 – Inspiration + Necessity

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Shuelka

Guest Musicians:
Allen Bishop
Rose Mish
Bells and Whistles

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Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

Readings:
Bread by E.J. Mudd
Beyond Recipes by Robert J. Levy

May 10, 2020 – Far Beyond the Lintel and Sill

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Trish Braga

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka

Guest Musician:
Nanilo

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Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

Readings:
From Final Triumph of the Good by Rev. Olympia Brown
Open Up the Doors by Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich

May 3, 2020 – Bloom-in-Place

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Beth Atkinson

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Rose Mish
Connie Schuelka

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Script of Prayer and Homily: Click HERE

Readings:
Homesteading by Joyce Sutphen
Excerpt from Maypole on Merry Mount by Nathaniel Hawthorne

April 26, 2020 – Univers(alsim)

 

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Greg Wimmer

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka
Special Guest Musician: Ellis

Order of Service
Univers(alism)

Readings:
Autobiography by Ansel Elkins
To the People Who Have Mistaken Freedom for Liberation by Rev. Theresa Sota

April 22, 2020 – Memorial for Jasper Daube

April 19, 2020 – Learn the Flowers – A Celebration of Earth Day.

Reflections on the Environment and Spirituality from Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick and Angie Gupta, with worship leaders Ann Hutton and Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer

Musicians:
Joe Mish
Connie Schuelka
Special Guest Musician: Peter Mayer

Order of Service

Readings:
Earth Teach Me from the Ute Native Americans

April 12, 2020 – For Christ’s Sake – Easter for Unitarian Universalists in Pandemic Times

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Greg Wimmer

Musicians: Joe Mish, Connie Schuelka, Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble
Special Guest Musician: LaSonya Fleming

Order of Service

Readings:
An Excerpt from the Gospel of Mark
After by Fred Hammond

April 9, 2020 – Welcome Table Service – Meditation & Music in Honor of the Jewish Passover and Christian Holy Week

A service of music, readings, and reflection with Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, Ann Hutton, Joe Mish, and special music from Rev. Luke’s installation

April 5, 2020 – No More, No Less

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leader: Mark Brutinel

Musicians: Joe Mish, Connie Schuelka

Special Guest Musician: Large Mouth Brass

Order of Service
No More, No Lesss

Reading:
This is the Part by Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen

March 29, 2020 – The Journey of Stillness

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Leaders: Ann Hutton, Amy Nelson, Melissa Eggler, Derik Robertson, and Darin Podulke-Smith

Musicians: Joe Mish, Connie Schuelka

Order of Service
The Journey of Stillness

Readings:
Today by Mary Oliver
Imagine by Lynn Ungar

March 22, 2020 -Gathering of Spirits: Soulful Connections in a Time of Social Distance

Preaching: Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer
Worship Associate: Linda Ortiz

Order of Service
Sermon

Readings:
Lockdown by Richard Hendrick