Joy and Woe, Woven Fine

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Joy and Woe, Woven Fine

Our blessings and our burdens are not only closely intertwined, they often come from exactly the same source. Farewells and greetings occur at the same moment, on the same threshold. The experiences that wounded us most yielded the insights that enable us to live more fully than we did before the damage. Let’s be here today, together, to celebrate all of the glory and grime of this complex life we share.

Today is the last dual service before our June and July schedule.

Worship leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Special music: Teresa Orozco, flute, and Orlando Castro, guitar

Follow along in the order of service:

9:30: We gather in person, on the main patio, distanced 3′ and masked for safety.  Children’s Religious Education (summer Sunday school) is in session at the same time.

11:00: We gather in person in the Main Hall, in person on the main patio, and via 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.

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Photo of bittersweet in winter by Robin Lyon on Unsplash