The words, “I’m sorry” can roll out so easily. But a true, sincere apology requires more than the words, it requires bravery and, sometimes, action. In this season of apology and atonement in the Jewish year (between Rosh Hoshana and this week’s Yom Kippur), at this service with guest speaker Lora Powell-Haney we’ll explore how to make a courageous apology and the role of making things right (atonement).
Our Guest Speaker.
Lora Powell-Haney served for nine years as Director of Religious Education (DRE) at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF). She graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May 2020 with a Master of Divinity; her study included a ministerial internship and a hospital chaplain residency. She currently serves as an itinerant preacher, officiant, and pastoral care provider, working toward ordination in Unitarian Universalist ministry. Lora loves reading, drinking tea, and standing barefoot on the earth.
Opening Hymn “Spirit of Life” #123
Welcome – Judy Harrald, Worship Associate
Chalice Lighting — Lora Powell-Haney
Opening Hymn “My Life Flows On in Endless Song” #108
Covenant of Our Fellowship (in unison)
“At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton, we seek to nurture spiritual and intellectual growth for all ages, and to be actively involved in community outreach and service. Cherishing diversity, and celebrating our oneness with all humanity, we covenant to support each other in the spirit of compassion, respect, and love.”
Joys and Sorrows — Judy Harrald
Meditation — Lora Powell-Haney
Hymn “Voice Still and Small” #391
Sermon “Courage and the Art of Apology” — Lori Powell-Haney
Closing Hymn “I Know I Can” #1015
Closing Words and Extinguishing Our Chalice
Headphones are available for persons with hearing impairments. Large print hymnals are also available. Please ask the usher for assistance. Note: Please silence your cell phone for the service.
Music: Eamon Peach Usher: Don Barker
Sound: Dave Moore
Greeters: Suzanne Todd and Ann Davis