Please note that both services will be held indoors (with patio seating always an option) due to the chilly temperatures expected.
In this sermon, part of the series, “Why Do We Do That In the Sunday Service?,” we look at the circuitous history, and multiple meanings, of our unison benediction:
Go out into the world in peace
Be of good courage
Hold fast to what is good
Return no one evil for evil
Strengthen the faint-hearted
Support the weak
Help the suffering
Rejoice in beauty
Speak love with word and deed
Honor all beings.
Why end with the same words every week? Why these words? (Amy gave some history on those questions here.) What do they mean to you? (The Rev. Dan Harper gave reflections on several lines, which you can read here.) Is there anything you would add or change about them?
Worship leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern
Worship Associate: Weijia Cheng
Special music: Ihang Lin, classical piano
Follow along in the order of service bit.ly/uucpa_oos_20221127.
9:30: We gather in person in the Main Hall, distanced 3′ and masked for safety. Proof of vaccination is required to enter the Main Hall. You may also sit on the patio if you prefer. Please sign in at the welcome table as you arrive, for the sake of contact tracing.
11:00: We gather in person in the Main Hall, in person on the main patio, and via Zoom: bit.ly/uucpa_service_11am. In-person, we are distanced 3′ and masked for safety; proof of vaccination is required to enter the Main Hall. You may also sit on the patio if you prefer. Please sign in at the welcome table as you arrive, for the sake of contact tracing. To watch the service live on our Facebook page, visit: www.facebook.com/uucpa/live_videos.