Order of Service 8.7.22

Rev Dana Worsnop with Shane Niebergall and Ayanna Gaines 

Earthseed: The Book of the Living

Earthseed is a real religion inspired by the science fiction of Octavia Butler. Today we explore passages from her books, set in a dystopian future, and learn how they can apply to our everyday lives. Rev. Dana Worsnop from UUC Ventura will be joining us virtually this week, while our worship team will host you in person. Please join us in person or online. 

Prelude – Anthony Concepcion

Welcome – Shane Niebergall 

Opening Hymn – #163: “For the Earth Forever Turning ” –  verse 1

Intro Video – Reverend Dana Worsnop of UUC Ventura. 


Opening Hymn – #163Verse 2

Introduction  – Ayanna Gaines 

Opening Hymn – #163Verse 3

Call to Worship and Chalice Lighting – Shane Niebergall – Words from “Earthseed: The Book of the Living” by Octavia Butler. 

Time for All Ages – Sam Dickerson – “Everything is Connected ” by Jason Gruhl 

Offering Words – Ayanna Gaines 

Offering Music –  “All Things Must Pass” by George Harrison – Performed by Anthony Concepcion 

Earthseed Reading #2 – Shane Niebergall and Ayanna Gaines 

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows in the chatbox during the service if you are online. If you are in person please fill out an index card. 

Singing Our Children Out – Anthony Concepcion

Earthseed Reading #3 – Shane Niebergall and Ayanna Gaines

Meditation – Shane Niebergall 

Meditation Song – #1072 “Evening Breeze” 

Sermon – Reverend Dana Worsnop of UUC Ventura 

Closing Hymn – #1064  “Blue Boat Home” 

Benediction – Shane Niebergall 

Postlude – Anthony Concepcion 

Break-out Rooms:  

  1.   Sermon Discussion
  2.   Tech Debrief


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