January 2nd Sermon "The Seeds of Your Future are Already Here" by Rev. Ian White Maher

30 December 2021


Please join us for our Sunday Service, January 2nd at 9am and 11am with Rev. Ian White Maher  
Sermon: The Seeds of Your Future are Already Here

For Worship service at 9am and 11am inside the building.

  • Ticketing is mandatory (reserve your free ticket on our Eventbrite page) Click Here.
  • Masks are mandatory (and for sale if people forget)
  • Proof of vaccination is mandatory, but a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable. Using https://docket.care/ is also acceptable.
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The 11am worship service will be live-streamed over zoom followed by Virtual Coffee Hour (no coffee hour at the in-person services). 
The zoom link is on the front page of the website. 


Thank You to Nikki Blackburn Fuller for cantoring today.

  • Prelude: "Go Lifted Up" piano interpretation (hymn #1057 by Mortimer B. Barron) - David Owens-Lupu, piano
  • Welcome/Chalice Lighting: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Interlude: “Herberge" Op.82, No.6 by Robert Schumann (German,1810-1856) - David Owens-Lupu, piano
  • Lay Minister: Jessica Briefer French
  • Vocal Selection: "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" setting by Clif Hardin - Nikki Blackburn Fuller - vocalist
  • Offertory
  • Doxology: 
    • From all that dwell below the skies
    • Let hymns of faith and hope arise
    • May peace, good will on earth be sung
    • Through every land by every tongue
    • Amen
  • Sermon: "The Seeds of Your Future are Already Here" - Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Hymn #1017: "We are Building a New Way" by Martha Sandefer - Nikki Blackburn Fuller, cantor
  • Benediction/Extinguish Chalice: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Postlude: "Fantasy-Lullaby For a New Year" on an idea by J.Brahms by David Owens-Lupu

“Hope Is The Thing With Feathers” by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul.
And sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all.
And sweetest in the gale is heard,
and sore must be the storm
that could abash the little bird
that kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chilliest land
and in the strangest sea.
Yet, never in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.