February 19th Sermon "The Future of Our Living Tradition" Rev. Monica Dobbins

16 February 2023


Please join us for our Sunday Service, February 19th at 9am and 11am
Rev. Monica Dobbins
Sermon: "The Future of Our Living Tradition"
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 each service and virtual following the 11am service. 
Thank You and "Praises Ringing from On High" to the members of The BELLS AT FIRST CHURCH: Jim Catano, Arianne Grimes, Sylvia Gray, Holly Stuart, Connie Wilkerson, Rebecca Heal...and a Special Welcome to Liam LaMalfa for joining us today! Directed and arranged by David Owens and Holly Stuart
  • Prelude/Introit: "It Is Good To Trust" from the songs of Taize' - The BELLS AT FIRST CHURCH
  • Welcome & Announcements: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Chalice Lighting: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Hymn: #299 "Make Channels for the Streams of Love" American folk melody words by Richard Chenevix Trench (Irish 1807*1886)  - David Owens, piano
  • Lay Minister: Nancy Moos
  • Interlude: "We Would Be One" music by Jean Sibelius (Finnish 1865-1957)  - The BELLS AT FIRST CHURCH
  • Meditation: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Meditation Response: "Improvisatory" - David Owens
  • Offertory: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • 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 Future of Our Living Tradition" - Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Hymn: #318 "We Would Be One" music by Jean Sibelius (Finnish 1865-1957) words by Samuel Anthony Wright (American 1919-2016) - Congregation and The BELLS AT FIRST CHURCH
  • Benediction: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Postlude: "Nada Te Turbe" music by Jacques Berthier (French 1923-1994) - The BELLS AT FIRST CHURCH