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Companions on the Journey: Blessing of the Animals – Rev. Kristen Kuriga


2021-10-27 10:30 2021-10-27 11:30 America/Los_Angeles Companions on the Journey: Blessing of the Animals – Rev. Kristen Kuriga

Join us to celebrate the blessing of the animals. This is an opportunity to honor the connection we have with our beloved pets, and to express our gratitude and well wishes for the friendship and care they bring to our lives. There will also be a time to honor and remember pets who have died. We also invite you to bring your pets to worship with you so we can see them and bless them in our live Zoom service! https://www.wsuu.org/summerworship “Companions on the Journey: Blessing of the Animals,” Rev. Kristen Kuriga August 23, 2020 Order of Service Bell Prelude            We’re Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table, John Hansen, piano, Westside UU with photos of our beloved pets from our four congregations   Welcome, Land Acknowledgment, & Offering         Martin Durham, Worship Associate, Northlake UU Hymn                                      #203 All Creatures of the Earth & Sky, Scott Farrell, Westside UU Music Director Opening Words                       “The Calling of the Creatures” by Rev. Ian W. Riddell Chalice Lighting                     words by Rev. Dr. Rebekah Savage Time for All Ages                   “The 11th Annual Best Animal Contest” written and told by Kathryn Jay, Faith Formation Lead, Cedars UU Music              Lean on Me, sung by The Go Janes: Kathleen Tracy and Patrice O’Neill with photos of our beloved pets from our four congregations Reading                                   “When Your Best Friend Has Four or So Legs,” by Rev. Theresa I. Soto, read by Martin Durham, Northlake UU Ritual of Remembrance Hymn                                      #1002 Comfort Me, Scott Farrell, Westside UU Special Music                         “Oneness of Everything,” by Jim Scott, sung by Kristina Darnell Westside UU Reflection                               “Companions on the Journey,” Rev. Kristen Kuriga Blessing of the Animals Hymn                                      #1064 Blue Boat Home, Scott Farrell, Westside UU Chalice Extinguishing Benediction Postlude                                  ’Tis a Gift to Be Simple, John Hansen piano, WSUU with photos of our beloved pets from our four congregations  

virtually via Zoom

Join us to celebrate the blessing of the animals. This is an opportunity to honor the connection we have with our beloved pets, and to express our gratitude and well wishes for the friendship and care they bring to our lives. There will also be a time to honor and remember pets who have died. We also invite you to bring your pets to worship with you so we can see them and bless them in our live Zoom service!

https://www.wsuu.org/summerworship

Companions on the Journey: Blessing of the Animals,” Rev. Kristen Kuriga
August 23, 2020

Order of Service

Bell

Prelude            We’re Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table, John Hansen, piano, Westside UU
with photos of our beloved pets from our four congregations

 

Welcome, Land Acknowledgment, & Offering         Martin Durham, Worship Associate, Northlake UU

Hymn                                      #203 All Creatures of the Earth & Sky,
Scott Farrell, Westside UU Music Director

Opening Words                       “The Calling of the Creatures” by Rev. Ian W. Riddell

Chalice Lighting                     words by Rev. Dr. Rebekah Savage

Time for All Ages                   “The 11th Annual Best Animal Contest” written and told by
Kathryn Jay, Faith Formation Lead, Cedars UU

Music              Lean on Me, sung by The Go Janes: Kathleen Tracy and Patrice O’Neill
with photos of our beloved pets from our four congregations

Reading                                   “When Your Best Friend Has Four or So Legs,”
by Rev. Theresa I. Soto, read by Martin Durham, Northlake UU

Ritual of Remembrance

Hymn                                      #1002 Comfort Me, Scott Farrell, Westside UU

Special Music                         “Oneness of Everything,” by Jim Scott, sung by Kristina Darnell
Westside UU

Reflection                               “Companions on the Journey,” Rev. Kristen Kuriga

Blessing of the Animals

Hymn                                      #1064 Blue Boat Home, Scott Farrell, Westside UU

Chalice Extinguishing

Benediction

Postlude                                  ’Tis a Gift to Be Simple, John Hansen piano, WSUU
with photos of our beloved pets from our four congregations