Memoir

Memoir– Samhain, All Souls, Day of the Dead. This time of year the veil between the living and mystery is thin and we remember our those who have gone before. Memory can lighten the burden of grief, create meaning, or create a container for the next chapter. What is your memoir? What is your story? We need your voice. In a voiced community we all flourish!

SAMPLE OOS

BELL

Welcome and announcements - (Introduce Amy)

Prelude - “Children will Listen” by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Barbara Streisand *(Recorded)

Call to Worship - Amy

Chalice Lighting - #176

Song of gathering #1059 “Let the People Sing Their Lives”

Time for all ages “If the People Keep Samhain, Samhain will Keep the People” by Steven Posch - Amy

Joys and Sorrows

Prayer - Amy

Pastoral Hymn “For All That Is Our Lives”

Reading -

Offering and Offertory - “Annabel” by Kat Goldman performed by The Duhks *(recorded)

Sermon “Memoir” - The Reverend Amy Beltaine

Song of going forth - “Listen, Listen, Listen” anonymous, traditional Pagan chant (amy introduce)

Chalice Extinguishing -

Closing Words/Benediction - Amy

Circle song

**Suggestions for HYMNS

  • Listen, Listen, Listen (chant, easy to teach and learn)
  • #1059 “Let the People Sing Their Lives”
  • “For All That Is Our Lives”

**Suggestions for PERFORMED (or recorded) Music

  • Annabel by Kat Goldman (performed by the Duhks)
  • “Children will Listen” - Streisand or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fNsRoOiEKU
  • "Paperback writer" - Beatles?
  • "for whom the bell tolls" - Rush
  • "Everyday I Write the Book" Elvis Costello
  • "Remember Me" by Chris Mann

*Suggestions for READINGS (chalice lighting, extinguishing, etc.)

  • #539 "Late October" Maya Angelou
  • #16LOV
  • #176LOV
  • (Reading before offertory -> #120LOV - NEED TWO VOICES!)
  • #61LOV
  • #174LOV
  • #175LOV