Pride (LGBTQQIA+)

Pride and Pandemic: What is pride without Pride? While most years we turn outward and celebrate Pride with our community, this year we are invited to turn inward and reflect on what it means to be proud of who we are and to celebrate everyone in our community. People in the LGBTQ+ community make the courageous choice to embrace who they are, in spite of stigma and discrimination. Pride is a time to celebrate the strength to embrace your true self and celebrate each one of our diverse and beautiful selves.

SAMPLE OOS

Welcome and Announcements (and Introduce Amy)

Call into the Circle of Love and Justice - Amy

Chalice Lighting

Gathering Song* - “When the Saints” sung by the Golden Echoes with Paul Foster and Wilmer Broadnax

Time for All Ages - Cynthia Rylant ”God Went to Beauty School” and other poems from “God Got A Dog”

Offering/Offertory

Meditation/Pastoral Prayer - Amy

Music for Meditation - “Lush Life” by Billy Strayhorn, performed by Billy Strayhorn

Homily I - Reverend Amy Beltaine

Interlude - “This little light of mine” sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Homily II

Song of Celebration* - “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Chalice Extinguishing

Closing Words/Benediction - Amy