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Sunday Program – May 2, 2021

Mt.  Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday, May 2, 2021
“Calling In, Calling Out”
Sunday Program - Welcome!

 

GATHERING MUSIC
Brett Carson, piano

GATHERING SONG
#131, “Love Will Guide Us” (Sally Rogers)

Sally Rogers is a public elementary school music teacher, touring folk musician and songwriter whose works promote justice, unity, and peace.

PRELUDE
Prelude in F Major, BWV 927 (Johann Sebastian Bach) Brett Carson, piano

WELCOME
Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Linda Russell, Board Representative

INVOCATION
Ubi caritas et amor

Ubi Caritas Deus ibi est.

Where charity and love are, there God is.

Traditional Latin

LIGHTING OF THE CHALICE
Liam Takahashi

Each week we light a chalice, which has become a symbol for Unitarian Universalists and our engagement in the world.

TIME FOR ALL AGES
Miranda Lennox

SINGING THE CHILDREN TO THEIR CLASSES
Marena McGregor

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.

AFFIRMATION OF COMMUNITY

CALL TO WORSHIP
Sharon Sobatta, Worship Associate

HYMN
#289, “Creative Love, Our Thanks We Give” 

(Words: William DeWitte Hyde; Music: English melody, harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams)

  William DeWitte Hyde was a Congregational minister and President of Bowdoin College.

JOYS AND SORROWS
Rev. Leslie Takahashi

MEDITATION HYMN
#1031, “May I be Filled with Loving Kindness”  

This setting of the Metta Sutra, a foundational meditation attributed to the Buddha, was adapted by Mark Hayes and set to music by Ian Riddell in 2001.

TIME OF MEDITATION AND PRAYER
Rev. Rodney Lemery

MUSICAL OFFERING  
“New Hymn” (James Taylor, text by Reynolds Price)
Miranda Lennox

CALL FOR THE OFFERING
Doug Tamo, Board Member

OFFERTORY
Improvisation Brett Carson, piano

Each week during the Offertory we light two pillar candles to acknowledge that we are living in a nation at war. The candles represent our wishes for all whose lives are endangered by the conflict, and our hopes for peace. While the offering is received you are invited to come forward and select a stone to place in the column of water representing our community life, sharing it as a sign of remembrance and hope. Feel free to watch and hold your intention as your stone settles into the water’s embrace.

DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING 

“To the work of this community, in transforming ourselves and our world, we dedicate ourselves and our offerings.”

DIALOGUE: 
FOUR WAYS
Miranda Lennox & Leslie Takahashi

SERMON
“Calling In, Calling Out”
  Rev. Leslie Takahashi

CLOSING HYMN
#323, “Break Not the Circle” (Words: Fred Kaan, Music: Thomas Benjamin)

Unitarian Universalist composer Thomas Benjamin set words of the Dutch Reformed Church minister Fred Kaan to this original tune.

BENEDICTION AND EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE
Rev. Leslie Takahashi

POSTLUDE    
"
Phantasietanz", Op. 124, No. 5 (Robert Schumann) Brett Carson, piano

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NEXT SUNDAY: ON CAMPUS  AND VIRTUAL - HYBRID Service*  The Honorable Harvest and Other Intergenerational Concepts. As we make decisions today, how do we think about our connections to those who came before us and those who come after us? How do we learn from cultures and peoples who honor these connections more fully? Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Director of Religious Education Indigo Lewis will lead this service. We will also have a special honoring of parents—biological and chosen—as part of this on-campus experience.  Register via the calendar to attend in person. 

Please join us for our virtual coffee hour at after the service at: https://zoom.us/j/811493869 or dial in 669 900 9128 then enter Meeting ID: 811 493 869 #

Thanks to our AV Tech staff, Colin Ketcham (who ran the presentation, video and audio clips), Liam Takahashi (video creation and editing) Troy Yochelson (Sanctuary cameras) and Mark Tuning (music recording, presentation creation, video and audio editing)

Please remember that we are trying to keep staff safe by using virtual giving.  If you can, please consider using on-line donations or text to give:

To Give or Pledge go to: https://www.mduuc.org/give/

Questions? Contact jenm@mduuc.org for technical questions or mariearce@mduuc.org for financial questions. 

 

2020-21 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Steve Hirsch, President

Linda Russell, Vice President

Ron Ahnen, Secretary

Chris Carter, Treasurer

Sharon Solstice, Board Member

Doug Tamo, Board Member

Jaynese Davis, Board Member

Neysa Matt, Board Member

Davina Smith, Board Member

Andrew Oswald, Board Member

board@mduuc.org

MINISTERS AND STAFF

Rev. Leslie Takahashi, Lead Minister / leslie@mduuc.net

Rev. Dr. David Sammons, Minister Emeritus

Rev. Rodney Lemery, Community Minister/rodney@mduuc.org

Rev. Jim Lewis, Consulting Minister /  jimlewis@mduuc.org

Miranda Lennox, Intern Minister / intern@mduuc.org

Rev. Ranwa Hammamy CommunityMinister 

Rev. Meg Richardson, Community Minister 

Indigo Lewis, Director of Religious Education / indigo@mduuc.org

Marena McGregor, Assistant DLRE. / marena@mduuc.org

Marie Arce, Church Administrator / mariearce@mduuc.org

Jen Marsh Prink, Church Administrator / jenm@mduuc.org

Mark Tuning, Music Director /musicdir@mduuc.org

Tristan Thielman, Facilities Manager / facilitiesmgr@mduuc.org

Brett Carson, Accompanist / brettcarson@mduuc.org

LIVING OUR VALUES

At Mt. Diablo UU Church we strive to bring to life our Unitarian Universalist values as we seek truth and work for justice and bridge the divisions that wound the human family. Please visit our “Living our Values” page to locate virtual and physical ways you can be a part in building a better world.  If you have suggestions for items on this page, please email them to livingourvalues@mduuc.org. 

Please consider taking 20-30 minutes of your day to review our Living our Values web page to participate in a number of cyberactivist activities that can collectively make a difference in our local and world communities. This week we have a number of Climate Justice and Racial Justice petitions and calls to action that could really use your help! 

LIVE YOUR VALUES HERE

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