January 22nd Sermon "The 4 Levels of Generosity" Rev. Ian White Maher

20 January 2023


Please join us for our Sunday Service, January 22nd at 9am and 11am
Rev. Ian White Maher
Sermon: "The 4 Levels of Generosity"
Services will be live-streamed on zoom (zoom link is on the front page of the website). 
Mask optional, but strongly recommended
Coffee Hour: In person in Eliot Hall following earch service and virtual following the 11am service.
WELCOME and THANK YOU to today's music ensemble for joyously helping us kick off our Pledge Campaign. The musical talent and dedication these individuals bring to First Church is a gift indeed.
Vocals: Rebecca Heal, Nikki Blackburn Fueller, Esther Fors, Mark Chaney, Amanda Esko.
Children: Matt Esko and Ellie Hynek.  
Bass:Tom Goodwin, Drums:Mark Chaney, Guitar:Kevin Stout, Keyboards: David Owens, Sound: Tristan Moore.
  • Prelude: "MONEY!!" (Medley: "The Money Song" from Avenue Q by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx /"Money, Money" from Cabaret by John Kander & Fred Ebb/ "Money" as performed by The Beatles, written by Berry Gordy & Janie Bradford) - performed by The Ensemble
  • Welcome & Announcements - Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Chalice Lighting - Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Hymn #1010 "We Give Thanks" by Wendy Luella Perkins (Canadian, b. 1966) - Congregation and Ensemble 
  • Lay Minister - Nancy Moos
  • Meditation: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Meditation Response: "What a Wonderful World" by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele - performed by Mark Cheney (vocal solo) with The Ensemble
  • Why I Am A Steward: Trenton Kraczek
  • 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 4 Levels of Generosity" - Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Hymn #1017 "Building a New Way" by Martha Sandefer (American, b. 1952) - Congregation and Ensemble
  • Benediction: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Postlude: "Kind and Generous" by Natalie Merchant  - performed by The Ensemble