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Practicing Gratitude (11/29/15)

25:32 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Ms. Deb Ellis.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Gratitude takes three forms: a feeling in the heart, an expression in words, and a giving in return.”
–Arabic proverb

“Bless this food we are about to receive. Give bread to those who hunger, and hunger for justice to us who have bread.”
–Traditional American Grace

“We are blessed, we are blessed by being, we are blessed by being here, we are blessed by being here together.”
–Unitarian Blessing

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From “The Net of Gratitude“, by Rumi
From The Thanksgiving Prayer of the Haudenosaunee Nation, adapted from First Nation’s Prayer

SERMON
“Practicing Gratitude”
by Ms. Deb Ellis

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Ginny Loggins

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Grace (11/22/15)

27:12 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”
–Anne Lamott

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From the First Letter of Peter 4:10
From “Shaking the Foundations,” by Paul Tillich

SERMON
“Grace”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Ginny Crooks

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Re-membering (11/1/15)

23:14 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”
–Marcus Tullius Cicero

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From “If you knew”, by Ellen Bass

SERMON
“Re-membering”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Ginny Crooks

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.