May 1st Sermon "New Member Sunday" Rev. Monica Dobbins

28 April 2022


Please join us for our Sunday Service, May 1st at 9am and 11am with Rev. Monica Dobbins

Sermon: New Member Sunday

Mask optional, but strongly recommended

Both worship services will be live-streamed over zoom followed by Virtual Coffee Hour (in person coffee hour on the plaza, weather permitting). 

The zoom link is on the front page of the website.



  • Prelude: "By the Rivers of Babylon" by Trevor McNaughton (Jamaican 1940-2018) & Brent Dowe (Jamaican 1947-2006)
  • Welcome/Chalice Lighting/Announcements: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Opening Hymn #131: "Love Will Guide Us" words by Sally Rogers (American 1961-), music arr. by Betty A. Wylder (American 1923-1994)
  • Interlude: "We Are" by Ysaye M. Barnwell (American 1946-)
  • 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: "New Member Sunday" - Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Closing Hymn #1028: "Fire of Commitment" by Mary Katherine Morn (American 1961-) and Jason Shelton (American 1972-)
  • Benediction/Extinguish Chalice: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Postlude: "Down To the River to Pray" trad, arr. by Alison Krauss

Thank You to this morning’s musicians, who will not only act as cantors, but will also provide the special incidental music included in the service:  Rebecca Heal, Nikki Blackburn Fuller, Kathleen Wilson, Jim Thornburg, and David Owens-Lupu.