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Sunday Program – May 9, 2021

“Mt.  Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday, May 9, 2021
“ The Honorable Harvest and Other Intergenerational Concepts”

Sunday Program - Welcome!

Please remember that our buildings are closed to all except staff.
Please keep us safe by not singing!

GATHERING MUSIC
House Band

PRELUDE
"Le Matin" (Yann Tiersen) Brett Carson, keyboard

WELCOME
Rev. Leslie Takahashi
Steve Hirsch, Board Representative

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

OPENING SONG
“We Are Children of the Earth” (Words: Alicia S. Carpenter; Music: Nguyen-Duc Quang) 

TIME FOR ALL AGES
Kate Newkirk

SINGING THE CHILDREN TO THEIR CLASSES

As you go, may joy surround you, as you go, go in peace,

know our love is with you always, as you go, as you go.

JOYS AND SORROWS
Rev. Leslie Takahashi

MEDITATION SONG
“Children of the Human Race”
(Words: John Andrew Storey; Music: Thomas Oboe Lee)

MEDITATION ON GIFTS
Rev. Leslie Takahashi

MUSICAL OFFERING
“On Holy Ground” (Amy Carol Webb)
House Band

CALL FOR THE OFFERING 
Steve Hirsch, Board President

OFFERTORY  
"My Mother's Eyes" (Abel Baer/L. Wolfe Gilbert)
Brett Carson, keyboard

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.

Please click here to GIVE

DEDICATION OF THE OFFERING 

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

SHARING
Indigo Lewis

MUSICAL INTERLUDE 

SHARING
“The Lessons of Sweetgrass”
Rev. Leslie Takahashi

CLOSING SONG
“Keep On Movin’ Forward” (Pat Humphries (Emma’s Revolution))

BENEDICTION AND EXTINGUISHING THE CHALICE
Rev. Leslie Takahashi

POSTLUDE
"Recorda-me" (Joe Henderson)
House Band

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NEXT SUNDAY: VIRTUAL SERVICE Savoring and Serving is a theological and social framework to help us find a healing balance in life.  Savoring and Serving as a way of healing ourselves and the planet, as a spiritual practice, as a social responsibility, as a way of honoring the life-force that moves through us and to give back generously to the whole web of life. Guest Minister Rev. Mariela Pérez-Simons (she/her) is a Cuban-American UU minister who teaches about religious naturalism, soul, social change, and emotional intelligence.

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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