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Monte Vista UU Congregation
invites you to our 

Hybrid Sunday Service

July 25, 2021


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Order of Service

Journey: Embracing the Jostle and the Jovial

Centering Thought: “It's the not the Destination, It's the journey.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Prelude:                                       Lily Popova, Music Director  

Ingathering:  We Sound the Bell 3 Times

Once for those who came before:
The Tongva peoples who were the original stewards of this land and first called it ‘home.’ We also honor those founding members who imagined and planted this growing, thriving congregation

Once for those of us here and now:
For our Members and Friends, our Visitors, our Staff, and our extended UU family who hold, care, and grow this Beloved Community we know as our own

Once for those who will come:
For those who will come to call MVUUC their Spiritual Home in the days ahead.                                                                      

Welcome and Announcements:

Spirit of Life - Hymn #123


Chalice Lighting: Words by William F Schulz

Opening Hymn #1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place                     


Speaking Our Covenant Together:
Love is the doctrine of this Congregation. The quest of truth its sacrament, and service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom, to serve the world in fellowship, to the end that all souls shall grow in harmony with the divine, thus do we covenant with each other.

Time For All Ages: A Wisdom Tale - Told for us today by Rita Salama

Joys and Concerns:

Pastoral Prayer and Meditation:

Pastoral Hymn: #1053 How Could Anyone?


Offertory: Lily Popova, Pianist

Reading: A poem by Chelan Harkin

"Journey: Embracing the Jostle and the Jovial" - Rev Maggie

Closing Hymn: #1064 Blue Boat Home by Peter Mayer


Chalice Extinguishing: #456 - Elizabeth Selle Jones

We extinguish this flame but not the light of truth,

the warmth of community,

or the fire of commitment.

These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.

We Invite You To
Next Week’s Service:

Brianna Greene will be our Worship Leader!

August 1, 2021 at 10:30
Here are some notes that will help to
enhance our worship experience
for all who are gathered together
both online and in-person: 

* All who attend in-person should be fully vaccinated and wear a ppe mask. 

* RE youth and adult attendees have received information from our DLRE Robert regarding their entry through the gate in the parking lot and their masking protocols. Because the children are unable to be vaccinated, we will miss having them with us in the Sanctuary for now.

* Our time of Offering will not include a passing of the basket, but we will provide those in the sanctuary with the opportunity to bring your gifts forward to place them on a special altar/table we will have set up. We will gather both financial gifts of support for MVUUC and also any non-perishable food items you wish to donate to the Beta Center.

* We will be honored to receive your Pledge Cards for our 2021-2022 Stewardship Drive on the offering table or in the drop box outside the Admin Office. 

* Coffee and tea will be available after the service. We will not be sharing food at this early stage of our re-opening. 

We thank our Worship Teams & Technicians who have gone to great lengths to imagine and reimagine our best ways to prepare for a wonderful worship experience for all whether in our Sanctuary or in our Zoom Room.
We also send a big Thank You to
our Greeters and Hospitality Team!
Supporting Our MVUUC Community 
Maintaining our spiritual and emotional connections at MVUUC is more important than ever. For those of you who have financial resources to share, our Congregation is grateful as you continue to make your generous donations to MVUUC. We are here for you all during these uncertain and disruptive times. Our Minister, Staff, and programs will continue to provide nurture and grounding for you. Thank you so much for supporting our life together and helping us to pay our monthly bills (such as utilities.) Please be aware that when donations are made by credit card or PayPal, a 2.9% processing fee is subtracted from the amount received by MVUUC.

Minister: Rev. Maggie Burbank Yenoki - 626-205-4458 (text welcome) email:

Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration: Robert Tidwell - 909-687-5149 or email at

Office Administrator: Brynda Jones - Monday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00am - 2:00pm or email at

Bookkeeper: Tracy Batres - Monday - 12:30-4:30pm

Facilities Assistant: Joyce Armenta - Monday and Friday.

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