Mom is Almost a Four Letter Word

*Introit – recorded music by Ellen Powers
*Welcome – https://firstparishbeverly.org/get-involved/contact/
*Call to Worship
*Time of Greeting
*Chalice Lighting

Our Unitarian Universalist churches are dedicated to the proposition that beyond all our differences, and beneath all our diversity, there is a unity which makes us one, and which binds us together. We light this chalice in witness to this unity.

*Affirmation of Faith

Love is the spirit of this church,
And service its law.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek truth in love,
And to help one another.

*Opening Song: Down By the Riverside (traditional)

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield,
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield,
Down by the riverside
Ain’t gonna study war no more

I ain’t gonna study war no more
Ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more
Ain’t gonna study war no more
I ain’t gonna study war no more

I’m gonna lay down my heavy load…

I’m gonna shake hands around the world…

*Message for All Ages

*Interlude: Waltz in A flat Major (Brahms) – recorded music by Director of Music Robert Littlefield

*Pastoral Prayer

*Spirit of Life (Carolyn McDade) – recorded music by Ellen Powers

Spirit of Life
Come unto me
Sing in my heart
All the stirrings of compassion
Blow in the wind
Rise in the sea
Move in the hand
Giving life the shape of justice
Roots hold me close
Wings set me free
Spirit of Life
Come to me
Come to me

*Moment of Silence

*Sermon: Mom is Almost a Four Letter Word

*Offering – https://firstparishbeverly.org/support/

*Closing Song: Shalom, Havayreem (traditional)

Shalom, havayreem!
Shalom, havayreem!
Shalom, shalom!
L’hitraot,
L’hitraot,
Shalom,
Shalom.

*Extinguishing the Chalice

We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth,
The warmth of community, or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts until we are together again. –Elizabeth Selle Jones

*Announcements

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*Benediction

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