September 17th Sermon "Going Backwards" - Rev. J Sylvan

13 September 2023


Please join us for our Sunday Service, September 17th at 9am and 11am
Rev. J Sylvan
Sermon: "Going Backwards"
Services will be live-streamed on zoom (zoom link is on the front page of the website). 
Coffee Hour: In person in Eliot Hall and virtual on zoom following each service.
Masks optional
Order of Service
  • Prelude: “Presto” No. 4 from the Suite of Four Pieces for One Piano, Four Hands by Robert Starer (Austrian/American, 1924-2001); arr. for one piano by David Owens
  • Introit: #188, “Come, Come, Whoever You Are” - words adapted from Rumi (1207-1273); music by Rev. Lynn Ungar (American, b. 1963)

  • Welcome & Chalice Lighting - Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Opening Hymn: #1008, “When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place” - words and music by Joyce Poley (Canadian, b. 1941)
  • Meditation - Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • Meditation Response: “Revolving Doors” by Elena Kats-Chernin (Russian/Australian, b. 1957) - David Owens, piano 
  • Song of Gratitude: #1010, "We Give Thanks" - words & music by Wendy Luella Perkins (Canadian, b. 1966)
  • 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: “Going Backwards” - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Closing Hymn: #100, “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” - words and music by Marvin V. Frey (American, 1918-1992) 
  • Benediction - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Postlude: “Adios Nonino” by Yves Paul Martial Puech (French, 20th century) and Astor Piazzolla (Argentinian, 1921-1992) - David Owens, piano