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Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!



Wild Things and Sacred Texts – Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

What do you make of the recent controversy about Dr. Seuss and the removal of six of his books from publication? Children’s stories are a powerful cultural force and have great meaning for us. Rev. Barbara will share her passion for children’s stories and the way they become sacred texts for us.


Our service video will be available at 10:00 am at eliotchapel.org and will remain here all week. You can also find it directly on Eliot Chapel's YouTube channel.



Order of Service:

Welcome – Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

Prelude: Medley of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Randy Newman and Fred Rogers – Gail Hintz, piano

Opening Words 

Chalice Lighting

Opening Hymn: “Now I Recall My Childhood” – Sarah Price, vocal & Dr. David Nalesnik, piano

A Time for All Ages

Prayer and Meditation

An Invitation to Giving – Rev. Krista Taves, Eliot Chapel & Ben Sanders, MCU

Offertory: “Evening Prayer” from Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck – Gail Hintz, piano

Sermon: “Wild Things and Sacred Texts” – Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

Closing Hymn: “We Are…” –  Sarah Price, vocal & Gail Hintz, piano

Closing Words


You may download an order of service here as well.



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SHARED PLATE QR CODEEvery Sunday, Eliot Chapel shares half of the offertory with an organization in the community whose work reflects our shared values. This is one way that we care for our community and our neighbors. We are very pleased that May’s recipient is Metropolitan Congregations United. The mission of MCU is to harness the moral authority of St. Louis congregations to work for justice. MCU puts faith into action by developing leaders who move their congregations, organizations, and communities to change public policy for the common good. You may donate in multiple ways: Use the QR code to the left to be taken directly to our giving form. Mail a check to Eliot Chapel (address at the bottom of this page); be sure to put “MCU” in the memo line. Or text Eliot SHAREDPLATE $3 to 73256. A link in the reply text will take you to our secure database web page where you can complete your transaction. Please note, "SharedPlate" must be entered as one word to reach that preferred option. Choose your preferred amount; $3 is the minimum for online giving. See our Giving page for more information.


May 9, 2021





Come to the Memorial Garden at Eliot Chapel Saturday, May 8, from 1-3 pm and be a part of our flower communion! Bring a flower or two to put into our community vases then take your picture in the garden. Send your photos to news@eliotchapel.org to be added to the "bouquet" in our flower communion service on Sunday, May 16.

When we have collected all our flowers, some of our pastoral care associates will take them to different care centers and nursing homes to bring a little spring and Eliot community to residents.

Please come! We need your participation to make the biggest, grandest bouquet ever.




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