Getting Through the Night

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Getting Through the Night
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Todays sermon:- a reading of Getting Through the Night” By Mary Wellemeyer

Meditation / Conversation starter:

  • Do you think I’m being overly pessimistic, or will things really get that bad?
  • However bad things do get, how can we prepare – individually and as a congregation – to get through it?
  • What can we do – again both individually and as a congregation – to help others get through it?
  • What should we be doing to break this cycle?


Welcome:- includes Welcome Home” By Rachel Rott

Opening Words:- Call from Beyond” By Susan Maginn

Our songs today are from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” a performance by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Temple University Combined Choirs on April 1, 2016. The performance was filmed at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadephia, and was conducted by Andreas Delf.
Opening Song:-O Fortuna” from start through to 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

Chalice Lighting:– This Chalice Is Lit for You” By Tara Humphries

Song:- “Spirit of Life” by Carolyn McDade,
Performed by members of All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington DC, USA.
Intermediate Song:-Tanz” from 14:02 – 15:43

Todays sermon:- a reading of Getting Through the Night” By Mary Wellemeyer

The New Yorker article referenced in the sermon is: “Eviction: The day they came for Addie Polk’s house,” by Peter J Boyer, published 24 November 2008.

Closing Song:-Dulcissime-Ave formosissima-O Fortuna” from 54:18 – 58:41

Closing Words:- We have a calling in this world” By Jean M Rickard