Sunday Service
Animal Blessing

August 14, 2022


Recognizing Indigenous Land    Kelli McNeal

Entering #188  Come, Come, Whoever You Are


Prelude The Last Unicorn”       Katy Oberle

by Jimmy Webb, an American songwriter

as performed by America, a folk-rock band

Bringing in the Light

Chalice Lighting

words by Susan Karlson

Time for All Ages

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

illustrated by Robert Lawson

Arc of Love “Sheltering Arms of Love” by Nancy Staff

Special Music Holy Earth” written and performed by Katy Oberle

Video See What Happens When…

Special Music   Jeremy Dunn, piano

“Love Like You” by Rebecca Sugar 

Reflection All Creation’s Critters         Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart

First UU Friends

“Bless the Beasts and the Children” 

sung by Dr. Brandon Moss

Offering Share-the-Plate recipient: 

    Pro-Choice Ohio and Faith Choice Ohio

Offertory Talk to the Animals” by Leslie Bricusse

English composer and songwriter

Caring Meditation             Rev. Kathleen Fowler

Moment of Silence

Blessing of the Animals

Closing Words by Phyllis Hubbell

Closing Song

#1024  When the Spirit Says Do (adapted)

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing Hymn

Postlude If We Were Talking”

from The Book of Pooh by Brian Woodbury

American songwriter and TV composer

Before or after the service, you are welcome to light a candle or fill out a Joys and Sorrows form at the back of the sanctuary.

You are also invited to complete a Joys and Sorrows form or request a Caring Card on the First UU website,