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A Good Death – Rev. Christopher Wulff


2021-04-18 10:30 2021-04-18 11:30 America/Los_Angeles A Good Death – Rev. Christopher Wulff

“He died on Thursday in the hospital, we saw him in the viewing room on Saturday (looking more alive than when he had died), on Sunday we had the funeral, and on Monday I went back to work.” Filmmaker Gina Valle’s documentary film The Last Rite, reveals so much of the complex, difficult relationship our society has with death. With only minimal ritual and an antiseptic, distant treatment, we struggle to develop healthy, natural practices that aid in healing. What might we learn from others, and what might we do differently? This service emerges from questions posed by Julie Forkasdi, winner of last year’s sermon raffle. Join the livestream of this worship service Sunday, April 18th at 10:30 am. Order of Service Prelude: John Hansen Ringing of the Bell Call to Community: #63 Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers Welcome and Invitation Opening WordsChalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation: Hymn: #324 Where My Free Spirit Onward Leads Time for All Ages: Bon Voyage Mister Rodriguez by Christiane Duchesne and illustrated by Fracois Thisdale read by Rev. Cynthia Westby Singing the Children Out Offering: 350 Seattle Gift of Music: The Storm Is Passing Over by Charles Albert Tindley, performed by UU of Santa Monica vocalists. Joys and Sorrows Time of Reflection Personal Reflection: Stephen Scheurich Anthem: We Will Die by Shelby Earl, sung by Ivy Ficarra Sermon: A Good Death – Rev. Christopher Wulff Sending Hymn: #354 We Laugh, We Cry Closing Words and Releasing the Flame Five-fold Amen Postlude: John Hansen

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“He died on Thursday in the hospital, we saw him in the viewing room on Saturday (looking more alive than when he had died), on Sunday we had the funeral, and on Monday I went back to work.” Filmmaker Gina Valle’s documentary film The Last Rite, reveals so much of the complex, difficult relationship our society has with death. With only minimal ritual and an antiseptic, distant treatment, we struggle to develop healthy, natural practices that aid in healing. What might we learn from others, and what might we do differently? This service emerges from questions posed by Julie Forkasdi, winner of last year’s sermon raffle.

Join the livestream of this worship service Sunday, April 18th at 10:30 am.

Order of Service

Prelude: John Hansen
Ringing of the Bell
Call to Community: #63 Spring Has Now Unwrapped the Flowers
Welcome and Invitation
Opening WordsChalice Lighting & Congregational Affirmation:
Hymn: #324 Where My Free Spirit Onward Leads
Time for All Ages: Bon Voyage Mister Rodriguez by Christiane Duchesne and illustrated by Fracois Thisdale read by Rev. Cynthia Westby
Singing the Children Out
Offering: 350 Seattle
Gift of Music: The Storm Is Passing Over by Charles Albert Tindley, performed by UU of Santa Monica vocalists.
Joys and Sorrows
Time of Reflection
Personal Reflection: Stephen Scheurich
Anthem: We Will Die by Shelby Earl, sung by Ivy Ficarra
Sermon: A Good Death – Rev. Christopher Wulff
Sending Hymn: #354 We Laugh, We Cry
Closing Words and Releasing the Flame
Five-fold Amen
Postlude: John Hansen