September 24th Sermon "The Art of the Covenant" - Rev. J Sylvan

19 September 2023


Please join us for our Sunday Service, September 24th at 9am and 11am
Rev. J Sylvan
Sermon: "The Art of the Covenant
Choir Sunday
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
  • Choral Prelude: "Welcome, Welcome!" - words and music by Clif Hardin (American, b. 1955); performed by the Chancel Choir
  • Introit: #188, "Come, Come, Whoever You Are" - words adapted from Rumi (1207-1273); music by Rev. Lynn Ungar (American, b. 1963)

  • Welcome & Announcements - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Chalice Lighting - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Hymn: #318, "We Would Be One" - music by Jean Sibelius (Finnish, 1865-1957); words by Samuel Anthony Wright (American, 1919-2016)
  • Meditation - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Choral Response: "Go Lifted Up" - words and music by Mortimer B. Barron (American, b. 1939); choral arrangement and violin obligato by David Owens; performed by the Chancel Choir, with guest violinist Sue Buzzard
  • Song of Gratitude: #1010, "We Give Thanks" - words & music by Wendy Luella Perkins (Canadian, b. 1966); led by Rev. J Sylvan
  • Offertory - Rev. J Sylvan
  • 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 Art of the Covenant" - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Choral Anthem: "Covenant" from Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical - words and music by Rev J Sylvan; performed by the Chancel Choir, with vocal soloists Nikki Blackburn Fuller and Sue Buzzard
  • Benediction & Extinguish Chalice - Rev. J Sylvan
  • Choral Postlude: "Turn the World Around" - words and music by Harry Belafonte (American, 1927-2023) and Robert Freedman (American, 1934-2018) performed by the Chancel Choir