Many names and cultures are associated with Lunasa, the first of several harvest festivals. This earth-centered/pagan festival gives thanks for the first harvest, when summer vegetables overflow baskets and flowers are plentiful. The community will come together to honor the gods, goddesses and/or forces of nature that sustain life. This year we also celebrate re-emerging from a year of Covid isolation. This service will be a pagan ritual of story, songs and drumming. It will be held on the patio with singing and chanting, Also available on zoom
August 1st , 2020 @ 11:00 am
Gathering Music: Ancient Mother. By Robert Gass
Welcoming Words – Berti Welty
Chalice Lighting & Aspiration
Song: “When You Plant Your Seeds” Sue Silverstream
Calling in the directions
Story for all Ages – “ The Sun King” by Starhawk / Reclaiming
Joys, Sorrows & Celebrations
Offertory – “Lammas” by Lisa Thiel
Lunasa / Lammas Homily – Berti Welty
“Lughgnasadh” – Pat McCutcheon
Celebrating the Harvest / Breaking Bread
Ritual explained Berti Welty
Music – “Harvest Chant” Starhawk
Bread passed out to congregants
Ritual Feast – all partake together –
Song “Never Forget to Give Thanks” by unknown
Unison Reading / Benediction by Suzanne Moore.
Closing Words: Berti and Congregation … “from the earth”….
Closing Song “May the circle Be Open, Yet Unbroken…….