Mon, 28 October 2019
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Sunday, October 27, 2019
*Please rise in body or in spirit.
Words of Welcome Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs
Ringing of the Bell
PRELUDE (9:00/11:00) Round and Round (traditional round) The Earth Is Our Mother (Cherokee song) Tulla Wallace, soloist
Prelude (4:30) Eintritt (Entry) — R. SchumannCall to Worship Bob PeskinLighting the Chalice
*Opening Hymn (18) What Wondrous Love*
Responsive Affirmation Brave Space — Micky ScottBey Jones
Together we will create brave space
Because there is no such thing as a “safe space”
We exist in the real worldWe all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
In this spaceWe seek to turn down the volume of theoutside world,
We amplify voices that fight to be heardelsewhere,
We call each other to more truth and love
We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know,
We will not be perfect.This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be
ButUnison: It will be our brave space together, and we will work in it side by side.
Anthem (9:00/11:00) Amo (Love) — N. Gutiérrez
Todo, todos, se han idoSólo me acompañan mis recuerdosCon los cuales unos ratos yo lloroY en ocasiones logro a sonreirLos amo
Everything, everyone, has leftI am accompanied only by my memoriesWith which sometimes I cryAnd sometimes I manage to smileI love them (or I love you, or I love you all)
Anthem (4:30) The Sky Above the Roof — R. Vaughan Williams
CHILDREN’S RECESSIONAL (11:00) Children’s Blessing — Jason Shelton
May your mind be open to new learning. May your lips bring truth into the world. May your heart know love, and your hands do the work of justice, as you go your way in peace, as you go your way in peace.
Reading excerpt from The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin
Reflection My History and Yours
Offering (9:00/11:00) Con amores la mi madre (With love my mother) — J. Anchieta
Con amores, la mi madre, con amores m´adormi.Así dormida soñaba, lo qu´el corazón velaba,Qu´el amor me consolaba, con mas bien que merecí.
With love my mother, with love she lay me to sleep.And that way I dreamed of what was weighing on my heart.Her love consoled me, with more goodness than I deserved.
Offering (4:30) Morgen! — R. Strauss
Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinenund auf dem Wege, den ich gehen werde,wird uns, die Glücklichen sie wieder eineninmitten dieser sonnenatmenden Erde...und zu dem Strand, dem weiten, wogenblauen,werden wir still und langsam niedersteigen,stumm werden wir uns in die Augen schauen,und auf uns sinkt des Glückes stummes Schweigen...
And tomorrow the sun will shine againand on the way that I will go,she will again unite us, the happy onesamidst this sun-breathing earth,and to the beach, wide, wave-bluewill we still and slowly descendsilently we will look in each other's eyesand upon us will sink the mute silence of happiness...
Sung Response Turn the World Around
We come from the mountain (ocean, fire, heartland, story, mountain)
Reading excerpt from Praise Song for the Widow — Paule Marshall
Sermon Forgive Us Our Debts
*Closing Hymn (139) Wonders Still the World Shall Witness
POSTLUDE Asbchied (Farewell) — R. Schumann
Direct download: Forgive_Us_Our_Debts_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_October_27_2019.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 12:12pm CST
Mon, 21 October 2019
Direct download: A_Fresh_Act_a_New_Chapter_Rev._Karen_Hering_October_20_2019.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 3:40pm CST
Mon, 14 October 2019
Direct download: All_In_Rev._Nancy_McDonald_Ladd_October_13_2019.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 2:26pm CST
Mon, 7 October 2019
Direct download: Atonement_and_Forgiveness_Rev._Janne_Eller-Isaacs_October_6_2019mp3.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 3:25pm CST
Tue, 1 November 2016
Direct download: What_Happens_Next_Hallman_Ministerial_Intern_Jessica_Clay_October_30_2016.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 12:37pm CST
Wed, 5 October 2016
Direct download: Always_Starting_Over_Rev._Rob_Eller-Isaacs_October_2_2016.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 4:25pm CST
Mon, 27 October 2008
Throughout the centuries people in the public realm have had to be accountable for their destructive or immoral behavior. Some refused to apologize, while others lied and schemed about their illicit deeds. Others have apologized but to what aim? Explore the dimensions of public apologies. Is the common good enhanced or diminished by public apologies and what constitutes the difference?
Direct download: Forgiving_Others_Janne_Eller-Isaacs_October_26_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 11:38am CST
Mon, 20 October 2008
Sometimes, forgiveness in the world outside depends on forgiveness in the world inside, on the delicate grace of self-acceptance, on a turbulent courage that one might call "deepest hope." Sometimes our own best efforts fail us and fail us well...right into the open arms of a noble gift.
Direct download: Tripping_on_My_Own_Wings_and_Flying_Leon_Dunkley_October_19_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 4:04pm CST
Mon, 6 October 2008
We enter into the spirit of the Jewish High Holy Days contemplating the story of Jonah the reluctant prophet. But we won’t focus so much on his reluctance as on his inability to forgive.
Direct download: Your_Waves_Washed_Over_Me_Rob_Eller-Isaacs_October_5_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 5:42pm CST