Let us welcome this new day with the chalice,
The cherished symbol of our faith
And the beacon that lights our pathway
To millennia of tradition and sacred times.

Let us welcome the spirit pilgrims amongst us
Who would share with us their seeking today
And join their voices with ours in songs and affirmations
That call forth the best that we can be

Let us welcome those who have gone before us
Whose courage, devotion, and sacrifice
Have provided this day in which we can offer
Kindness and compassion to all we encounter