Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!


Renew, Rinse, Repeat” – Rev. Krista Taves

The modern structure of the week gives many of us two days of rest for every five days of work. Most of us can’t compartmentalize work and rest quite like this. Renewal can’t just be scheduled in or postponed until it’s appropriate. Renewal can and often does happen every day. We will be building a slide show for the service holding up how we find renewal. 


Order of Service:

Announcement Slides

Welcome: Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

Prelude: “More Than Enough (Sunshine)” by Lea Morris – Lea Morris

Opening Words: Rev. Krista Taves

Chalice: Our chalice today is lit by the Ciszewski family.

Opening Hymn: #128 “For All That Is Our Life” – Sarah Price, vocal & Gail Hintz, piano

Time for All Ages: Christie Lee

Prayer & Meditation

Invitation to Giving: Karen Gender

Offertory: “Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt – Gail Hintz, piano


Interlude: “Bring Me Back” by Lea Morris – Lea Morris

Homily: “Renew, Rinse, Repeat” – Rev. Krista Taves

Closing Hymn: #163 “For the Earth Forever Turning” – Sarah Price, vocal & Gail Hintz, piano

Closing Words



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September 20, 2020



Approaching The Broken Heart of America and Healing Through History
with Rev. Krista Taves
Six Thursdays beginning October 15, 2020
6:30 – 8:00 pm via Zoom

Based on The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States by Walter Johnson

 Many of us want to better understand how racism shapes our country and our lives. We yearn to know the truth of our city and our state. We will use Walter Johnson’s eye-opening study as our guide. We will also consider how St. Louis Unitarian Universalists in the region have challenged, supported, enabled, resisted, and responded to the structural racism in our region through its long history and consider what our Unitarian Universalist faith asks of us now as we seek to acknowledge, undo, and end the harm of systemic racism. We will approach what can often be a difficult and painful history with both our minds and our hearts.  

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Psalms for Comfort and Courage
with Rev. Barbara H. Gadon
Four Thursday evenings, October 8-November 5, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 pm via Zoom


For centuries, in both the Jewish and Christian traditions, the Psalms have helped people in difficult times. They have served as a container for the entire range of human experience, including joy, rage, peace, longing, and sorrow. We will use techniques like “Lectio Divina” and study different translations, as well as experiencing the psalms in art and music. We will try our hand at writing some of our own. People of all theologies and no theology welcome. You’ll get the most out of it as a live class, but all sessions will be recorded for you to watch on your own.

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Eliot Unitarian Chapel      100 South Taylor Ave.     Kirkwood, MO 63122     314-821-0911