Order of Service
Order of Service
Date Sunday, December 3, 2023
Worship Leader Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Liturgist Robert Piemme
Music Ellen Gozion, piano. Maddy Izzo, flute.
Tech Emily Sweeny and Andrew Papale
Song leaders Bill Collinge and Ioulia Kornberg
Prelude Pastorale by Thom Ritter George
Welcome Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker
Lighting the Chalice, the Advent Wreath and Call to Worship Rev. Walker and Robert Piemme
Opening Hymn #226 People, Look East
Story for All Story of Jingle Bells Rev. Kate
Singing For Our Children
Jingle Bells (see insert)
Share the Plate Krista Brolley, EECM Pantry Manager*
Donations by check may be mailed to the church office. Electronic donations may be made online on the church website or by texting “give” to 412-435-1050 and following the instructions.
Share the Plate for December is East End Community Ministries (EECM)
Offertory Music Fantasia No. 4 in Bb: Andante and Presto by Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)
Sharing Joys & Sorrows Rev. Kate
Meditation, silence, and prayer
Sung Response #55 Dark of Winter
Reading By Mark Ward, excerpt from Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism
Sermon The Ever-Changing Story, Rev. Kate
Closing Song #198 God of Many Names
Extinguishing the Chalice Flame
We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth, the warmth of community, or the fire of commitment: these we carry in our hearts until we are together again
Benediction Rev. Kate
Postlude Fantasia No. 4 in Bb, Allegro by G. P. Telemann
To donate to Share the Plate
– by check mailed to the church office, please include STP on the memo line
– online on the church website, use the drop down to select Plate.
– by texting “Give” to 412-435-1050 following the directions with the word share or pledge after the donation amount as appropriate.
To make a pledge payment
-by check, please put pledge in the memo line
– online on the church website, keep the default General Fund 2023 option
*East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) was founded in 1970 as a collective response to changes in the East End community, born when local faith communities recognized that the troubles of the community were too great for any one of them to address alone. EECM was initially envisioned to serve the young, the elderly, and the poor of the area, as well as to promote interfaith events. Throughout its 50 years, EECM has continued to respond to changing community needs through its many programs and services.
“Thirsty for Water” Khasi Hills Faithify Special Appeal: Our church is leading this UUA global crowdsourcing effort to raise $19,500 for a Rainwater Harvesting facility for the school that our church has been sponsoring since 2003, the Annie Margaret Barr Higher Secondary School. Currently children do not have water with each meal during the dry season which is getting worse due to climate change. This is a special one-time appeal to give beyond the money that we raise each year for the salary of two teachers. For more information and to give: https://www.faithify.org/campaign/279/water-for-Unitarian-school