Order of Service Unitarian Society of HartfordOrder of Service Unitarian Society of Hartford Nourishing spirit, building community, working for justice Unitarian Society of Hartford “Nourishing spirit, Building community, Working for justice” Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 10:00 a.m. Let Freedom Ring: Liberal Religion and the Founding Fathers Judy Robbins, Pulpit Guest Sue Smolski, Worship Associate Sam Moffett, Director of Music When he emerged from Constitution Hall, Benjamin Franklin was asked, ‘What kind of government are you giving us?’ He replied, “A republic…if you can keep it.” Prelude Sam “American Baby” – Dave Matthews Opening Words Judy Gathering Hymn Sam This Land is Your Land (See insert) Chalice Lighting Sue “We light this chalice for the warmth of love; for the light of truth; for the energy of action; and for the harmony of peace: peace in our hearts, peace in our community, and peace in our world.” Welcome Sue Our Great Covenant Sue “Love is the spirit of this church and service is its law. This is our great covenant: To dwell together in peace, To seek the truth in love; And to help one another”. Hymn Sam America The Beautiful (See insert) Reading Sue 10 Reasons Why Freedom is Important Offering Sue Offertory Music Sam “This Land is Your Land” – Woody Guthrie Matters of the Heart/Turning Inward Judy Candles of Memory and Hope Homily Judy Let Freedom Ring Hymn Sam My Country Tis of Thee (See insert) Extinguishing the Chalice Sue “We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, The warmth of community or the fire of commitment. These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.” Benediction Judy Postlude Sam “Going to California” – Jimmy Page/Robert Plant For further reading on today’s topic, see the books of the late Rev. Forrest Church, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC, especially The Cathedral of The World and The American Creed. We extend our gratitude to all who made today’s service possible. We extend our thanks to our Pulpit Guest, Judy Robbins, Worship Associate, Sue Smolski, as well as our Media Team, Paul & David Cipriano. A thanks also goes to our Usher: Larry Lunden. Greeter: Bill Simmons. Welcome Table: Annie Witzler. Paula Bleck and Kevin Girouard for Fellowship setup.