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April 14, 2024: "What Were You Expecting?"

Chalice logo Square

Reverend Connie Grant
Sarah Johnson, Worship Associate

Founded on assumption or anticipation, expectations can be deadly or enlivening.

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Order of Service

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Ringing of the World Bell

Congregational Prelude

“Gather Us In” by Pam Blevins-Hinkle

Welcome & Announcements

Anabel Watson, Connections Coordinator

Land Acknowledgement

Lighting the Chalice Flame

“New light, new truth, new love”

by Napoleon Lovely, adapted by Charles Howe

Sarah Johnson, Worship Associate

Opening Words

Reverend Connie Grant

Opening Hymn

#143 “Not in Vain the Distance Beacons”


“A Farmer’s Horse Ran Off” trad. Taoist (adapted)

Childcare is available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 108.

Religious Education for Children:

Ages 4-6 meet for Spirit Play in Room 105

Ages 7-12 meet for Kids' Club in Room 208

Children may be picked up at these rooms at 11:30 a.m.

Musical Interlude

Beverly McGahey, piano

Ministerial Search Committee Moment

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation

“Wait” by Tess Baumberger


Beverly McGahey, piano

During the Offertory, you are invited to silently light a candle to represent a joy or sorrow in your life.

You are invited to participate in this morning’s offering by contributing as the basket passes or online at uucb.churchcenter.com/giving. You may make a non-pledge gift or a contribution towards your annual pledge, or both, at that site. This fiscal year, 25% of our non-pledge Sunday offerings will be given to All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, which provides cloth and disposable diapers/wipes, pregnancy tests, feeding supplies, and other essentials to families in need. See alloptionsprc.org for more information.


“The Rabbi’s Gift” by Francis Dorff (adapted)

Gift of Music

“Like The Beat of a Drum” by Jay Althouse

Colleen Haas, BobAppleman, Amira Sabbagh, percussion

Beverly McGahey, piano

UUCB Choir

Susan Swaney, Music Director


"What Were You Expecting?”

Reverend Connie Grant

Closing Hymn

#295 “Sing Out Praises for the Journey”

Extinguishing the Chalice Flame

“Let Us Kindle New Sparks” by Debra Burrell


Choral Benediction

“Let Us Go Out” by Pam Blevins-Hinkle

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