Prelude “Higher Ground” Oatman/Gabriel, arr. Hayes


Sing #1017 “Building a New Way” Martha Sandefer

Land Acknowledgement

Covenant Love is the spirit of this church,
and reason is its guide.
To dwell together in peace,
to seek truth in freedom,
and to serve human need:
this is our covenant.

Sung Response May love shine forth through us today
May light of reason guide our way
May beauty, truth, and joy become
A flame that burns in everyone.


Musical Response “Whatsoever Things Are Pure and Just” Wylder

Story for All Ages “Lilly’s Plastic Purse” by Kevin Henkes

Family Recessional “This Little Light of Mine” (#118)
African American spiritual
We will exit through the back doors of the sanctuary to go downstairs. Parents are welcome to escort their children downstairs and attend Religious Education with them, as they wish. Children of all ages are welcome to stay in the service.

Offering “Meditation No. 18” Kramer

Testimony Bob Spelman

Singing #120 “Turn Back” Bax/psalter

From “A Christian Call for Reparations” by Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas
From On Repentance and Repair by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg


Anthem “Make Them Hear You” Ahrens/Flaherty, arr. Funk

Message Reparations and Repair

Singing #169 “We Shall Overcome” African American Spiritual

*Benediction and Closing Blessing Scott