Order of Service for Rededication—Tennessee Valley UU Church
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
August 3, 2008
Note: Numbered Hymns and Readings are from Singing the Living Tradition, published by Beacon Press.
Ringing of the Chime
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Chime
Order of Service for Sanctuary Rededication
Prelude: Balm—Roger Summers
Opening Words—Ted Jones, President
* Chalice Lighting—Meagan Henry
We light this chalice to celebrate Unitarian Universalism.
Ours is the church of the open mind.
Ours is the church of the helping hands.
Ours is the church of the loving heart.
Together we care for our earth and work together for Friendship and peace in this world!
* Hymn 123—Spirit of Life
Love is the spirit of this church,
And service is its law.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love, and to help one another,
This is our great covenant.
* Hymn #1—May Nothing Evil Cross This Door
Story for All Ages
* Responsive Reading #638—led by Rev. Bruce Southworth
Words of Healing and Connection—
Rev. John Buehrens and Annette Marquis
Prayerful Meditation—Rev. Lynn Thomas Strauss
* Hymn #23—Bring Many Names
1. All, 2. Women,
3. Men, 4. All,
5. Children and Youth, 6. All
Homily: Sanctuary Rededication—Rev. Chris Buice
* Song—Circle of Song—Tony Turner
Come join with me in the circle of song,
The young and the old, the weak and the strong
Singing with one voice, though we may speak different tongues
In the circle of song, we are one.
* Closing Words
* Benediction—Tomorrow—Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin
Led by Cast and Staff of Annie, Jr., with the Sanctuary Choir, and Congregation:
The sun’ll come out tomorrow.
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun
Just thinkin’ about tomorrow
clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow til there’s none.
When I’m stuck with a day that’s
gray and lonely,
I just stick out my chin and grin and say,
Oh, the sun’ll come out tomorrow,
but you gotta hang on til tomorrow come what may;
I love ya, tomorrow, you’re always a day away!
I love ya, tomorrow,
You’re always a day away!
Lyric by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
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All Rights on behalf of CHARLES STROUSE PUBLISHING Administered by Williamson Music.
All Rights Reserved.
Those Who Minister:
The Reverend Chris Buice—Minister
Brian Griffin—Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Jenny Arthur—Director of Administration
Vicki Masters—Director of Music
Nina Lee Braden—Administrative Assistant
Jerry Bone—Member Services Coordinator
Chris Douglass—Interim Youth Programs Coordinator
Worship Assistant: Annette Marquis, District Executive of the Thomas Jefferson District of Unitarian Universalist Association
Former TVUUC Staff and Clergy:
The Reverend John Buehrens, Parish Minister, 1973-1981
The Reverend Lynn Thomas Strauss, Parish Minister, 1991-2000 Meagan Henry, Director of Religious Education, 2003-2006
The Reverence Bruce Southworth, who grew up in TVUUC.
** Music Notes: The music and lyrics for “Circle of Song” are by Tony Turner and the arrangement is by Jane Perry. It was given as a free gift to our minister, Chris Buice, at the Canadian Unitarian Universalist Council gathering in Ottawa during his sabbatical. Little did any of us know that it would sustain us in this difficult time. The thoughts and prayers of people all over the world are with us.