Unity Church-Unitarian's Sermon Podcasts

ORDER OF WORSHIP
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs, Co-Minister
Heidi Huelster, Worship Associate

Gathering Music


Words of Welcome Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs

Ringing the Bell


PRELUDE Sicilienne — Fritz Kreisler

Call to Worship Heidi Huelster


Lighting the Chalice


*Opening Hymn (128) For All That Is Our Life


*Responsive Reading (515) We Lift Our Hearts in Thanks


Silence


Embracing Meditation


Minister’s Prayer


Interlude Deep Peace (Traditional Gaelic blessing) — Bill Douglas
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace to you.


Offering


Offering Music Affetuoso (from Sonata in D Major) — George Frederic Handel


Readings

You Must Try to Praise the Mutilated World — Adam Zagajewski
Accidents of Birth — William Meredith


*Hymn of Affirmation (123) Spirit of Life


Sermon Cultivating Gratitude


*Closing Hymn (318) We Would Be One


Benediction


POSTLUDE Berceuse, Op. 16 — Gabriel Faure


About the Worship Associate
Heidi Huelster and her husband Josh were married at Unity in 2002, and have been calling it their church ever since. Heidi is currently working on her Masters at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she gets riled up about education policy and parent outreach. She enjoys travel, playing the piano, producing the podcast Parent Town, cooking, and seeing art. The coolest thing she gets to do is call herself “mom” to her children, Mimi, Howard, and Zoe, who pretty much amaze and make her laugh every day.


About the Musicians
Wendy Tangen-Foster is violinist, teacher, and performer whose passion is helping others connect through music. She is the director of Ms. Wendy’s Suzuki Violin Studio in Saint Paul where children and adult students learn to build character, sensitivity, confidence, and expressivity through studying the violin as part of a joyfully vibrant community of families. With over 20 years of Suzuki and music teaching experience, Wendy loves to travel and share her joy and passion for music at Suzuki workshops around the country. A dynamic performer, Wendy plays regularly with Rogue Tango on Sundays at the Loring Pasta Bar, and with CharangaTropical, a nine-piece salsa band with strings. Wendy makes her home in Northeast Minneapolis where she enjoys running, playing backgammon, cooking, going to art shows, and jamming with friends. Ms. Wendy’s Suzuki Violin Studio is currently accepting new students. Her studio theme this year is cultivating gratitude. wendysuzukiviolin@gmail.com

Unity Choir is the foundation on which our music program is built and is a vital and energetic presence in our community. Its members share various levels of musical experience and a wide variety of activities and interests, all of which are brought together by their love of singing. Ruth Palmer, Director (9:00/11:00)

About the Offering Recipient
Growth and Justice is a non-partisan, non-profit, research and advocacy organization, focused on expanding prosperity in Minnesota. It promotes policies that reduce inequality and that eliminate racial disparity, through investment in human capital and public infrastructure, by ensuring universal and affordable health care, and through a cleaner and greener economy. Unity Church member Dane Smith is president of Growth and Justice.


Assistive Listening System
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