Labor in the Pulpit

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Homily by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman

An Ingathering Greeting – UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

The opening words are by Rev Megan Visser.

We enter this space for kindness and comfort.
May rough-worn hands and aching backs be healed.
We enter this space of hope for equality.
May those who labor to survive live to know justice.
We enter this space of love and vocation.
May our bonds of solidarity be strengthened.
We enter this space of courage and friendship.
May we proceed hand-in-hand toward freedom.

Sleepers Awake
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Public Domain Work
Performed by Colleen Appel

Lullaby to a Doll
Composed by Vladimir Rebikov
Public Domain Work
Performed by Colleen Appel

In Church
Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Public Domain Work
Performed by Colleen Appel

Sanctus
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Public Domain Work
Performed by Colleen Appel

The closing words are Go Boldly, by Jean M Olson.

May you be brave enough to expose
your aching woundedness
and reveal your vulnerability.
May you speak your deepest truths, knowing that they will change as you do.
May you sing the music within you,
composing your own melody,
playing your song with all your heart.
May you draw, paint, sculpt, and sew,
showing the world your vision.
May you write letters, poetry, biography,
slogans, graffiti, the great novel,
laying bare your words to love and hate.
May you love even though your heart
breaks again and again.
And until the end of your days,
may your life be filled
with possibilities and courage.