I Still Have A Dream

Celebrating Prophetic Leadership                              

            Let us be as open vessels that God’s spirit may enter.

The Community Gathers:  Experience God’s presence in the

assembly. Please greet one another with joy and welcome new friend

s into our community of love.

              You are welcome here…come and worship!

Focus:  Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
                                                                                                Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Gathering MusicStep Into the Light (by Rob Duquette)

 -Rob Duquette

Welcome:                                           Rev. Dr. Abby Lynn Haskell

Call To Worship:

Leader: God of our ancestors and God of our dreams,
we gather today to remember that you have created us all in

Your image and in your likeness.
All: And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible

L:  We remember how you spoke into the darkness and created light.
All:  And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible.

L:  We remember the ways you have delivered your people
through trials and tribulations since the beginning of time,
right up until this present moment.
All:  And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossible.

L: God you have been the guiding light along the paths of Hope

and Love leading toward a beloved community where all are

equally seen and radically loved
All:  And so, we still have the courage to dream the impossble.

We gather today remembering your presence amongst us and the call to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with you and our neighbors.

Opening Hymn:  Precious Lord, Take My Hand      # 834  vs 1 & 2   *Repeat vs 1


Lords Prayer:               

Awakening: Pride ( In the name of Love)  (by U2/Bono/Adam Clayton)                                                                      -Rob Duquette

Scripture Reading:  Amos 5:24, Isaiah 40:1-5, Exodus 6:6-8,

John 1:29-36                                                        -Maureen White

                  After the reading, you may respond, “Thanks be to God.”

Sermon:                                                    Rev. Dr. AbbyLynn Haskell

Meditation Music:  Meditative Instr. (by Rob Duquette) 

-Rob Duquette

Musical call to Prayer:  (two times)  Hush now in quiet peace, be still your mind at ease. The Spirit brings release, so wait upon the Lord.

                                Prayers of the People  

            Silent Prayers                            Pastoral Prayer

Offertory:  Simple Gifts (by Joseph Brackett)  -Rob Duquette

Doxology: Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Prayer of Dedication:           

Closing Hymn: We Shall Overcome                                  # 379


God, we see you at work still creating a just world for all.
We leave empowered by the fresh winds of change
and the dream that is before us to be God’s hands, and feet and

heart in this world today, tomorrow and forever. Amen.

Postlude:   Go In Peace…

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you this day.

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.

celebrate and share the joy. Celebrate new life.

Go in peace and the peace of God be with you always.

Rev. Paula Norbert (207) 205-4951 or (pnorbert1217@gmail.com)

If you are interested in joining Union Church or would like to set up a time to meet with our Pastor, please contact Pastor Paula directly. 

Union Church website: www.unionchurchme.com. 

Phone:  207-282-4172.

Many thanks to Rev. Dr. AbbyLynn Haskell, our Guest Presider and Preacher today and to Rob Duquette, our Guest Musician.  

About our Guests Today: 

Rev. Dr. AbbyLynn Haskell is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ and has served in the pastoral ministry setting since 1999.  She is the founder of Broadreach Ministries, Coast of Maine Retreat

Sailing Ministry in Biddeford and also offers retreats and workshops on Sacred Storytelling.

Rob Duquette is a gifted musician, instrumentalist and vocalist who has performed in many venues.  He also works with https://musicandmagic.org/ to “Enrich Lives with the magic of music” which also provides free instruments to children.