Welcome to the Path of Love

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Read by Jessica Wirges, Babs Garcia

I now invite you to participate in a responsive reading. This reading is based on the words of Rev. Amanda Poppei, with an adjustment. 

Rev. Poppei penned the response “This is the home that love made.” We’ll read it here today as “This is the Home that Love MAKES”, in recognition that Love is an ongoing, unfolding action.  After each section that I read, you all say This is the home that love makes.

This is the home that love MAKES. 

It is full of the love that the founders felt, when they planned out these walls and raised these beams above us.

This is the home that love makes.

It is full of the love of all who have worshipped here; those who have celebrated and grieved here; the babies dedicated, couples married, and family members mourned here.

This is the home that love makes.

It is full of the love of our children, as they learn and laugh together, and our youth, as they grow into their own sense of purpose and meaning.

This is the home that love makes.

It is full of the love of the staff who have served it, full of their hopes for this congregation, their hard work and their acts of dedication.

This is the home that love makes.

It is full of the love of the choir, the love made so clear in the voices lifted here on Sunday morning.

This is the home that love makes.

It is full of our love: the love of this community, despite our differences and our disagreements; the love that holds us together as a people.

This is the home that love makes.

Can you feel it? May the love be with us always. Amen.

Moment of Perspective – AJ Fox – The True Story of the Flaming Chalice

Love Will Guide Us
Congregational Hymn
Words: Sally Rogers
Music: Traditional, Arr. Betty A. Wylder
Permission Granted UUA

Greater Love
Words and Music: Mark and Emily McKinney
Performed by Mark and Emily McKinney
Used with Permission

Lift Every Voice and Sing
The Black National Anthem
James Weldon Johnson
Music: J. Rosamond Johnson
Permission Granted

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