"We're All Going..."
Virtual Worship Service
Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist
“We're all going: dying well and the gift of talking about death”
Sara Gush, guest preacher
Alison Mercer-Smith, Worship Associate
Opening Screen - 00:00
Gathering Music: “Sonata Pathetique, Mvt. 2” by L. V. Beethoven (Terry Baker, Scott Provan and Marc Alperin) - 00:06
Words of Welcome (Alison Mercer-Smith) - 3:40
Opening Hymn: #306 Sing of Living, Sing of Dying - 4:15
Opening Words (Alison Mercer-Smith) - 6:20
Share the Plate: Marion Hirsch - 8:11 Musical Presentation: “Hard Times” by Stephen Foster (Bluegrass Battleship) - 10:33
Chalice Lighting (Alison Mercer-Smith) - 14:48
Meditation Hymn: #1040 Hush - 15:42
Reading by (Alison Mercer-Smith) - 20:09
Musical Presentation - “Calling My Children Home” Traditional (Bluegrass Battleship) - 22:37
Sermon: “We're all going: dying well and the gift of talking about death” (Sara Gush) - 25:53
Musical Presentation - “Home” by Karla Bonoff (Bluegrass Battleship) - 43:32
Joys & Sorrows (Rev. Thom Belote) - 46:54
Closing Hymn: #298 Wake, Now, My Senses - 51:07
Extinguishing the Chalice (Rev. Thom Belote) - 53:52
Closing Song: Shalom - 54:31
Thanks to the members of Bluegrass Battleship for sharing their gifts with us today: Terry Baker, banjo and vocals, Scott Provan, guitar and vocals, Danny Gotham, mandolin, Marc Alperin, bass, Jane Provan, vocals, and Catherine Grodensky, vocals.
Special Thanks to the Community Church Virtual Choir: Jena Kaizen, Ginger Long, Steve Day and Larry Mason. Also to George and Linda Thompson for singing their hymn.
Also thanks to Amy Glazier, Brian Moyer, Deborah Klinger, George and Linda Thompson, Lex Headley, Mary LeMay and Ruth Gibson, as well as the “Stay at Home Band,” Danny Gotham, Max Kuhlman, Jay Miller and Richards Edwards, for reprising #1040 Hush.
"Healing by Telling the Truth"
Led by Marion Hirsch and Kat Good
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