January 14th Sermon "Castles in the Sand" - Rev. J Sylvan

12 January 2024


Please join us for our Sunday Service, January 14th at 9am & 11am
Rev. J Sylvan
Sermon: "Castles in the Sand"
Services will be live-streamed on zoom (zoom link is on the front page of the website). 
Coffee Hour: In person in Eliot Hall following the services 
Masks optional

Order of Service

  • Prelude: "Palladio" theme by Karl Jenkins (Welsh, b. 1944) – David Owens, piano
  • Introit: #188, "Come, Come, Whoever You Are" – words adapted from Rumi (1207-1273); music by Rev. Lynn Ungar (American, b. 1963); led by David Owens
  • Welcome, Announcements & Chalice Lighting – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Opening Hymn: #183, "The Wind of Change Forever Blown" (first 3 verses) – words by Sarojini Naidu (Indian, 1879-1949); music by Johann Hermann Schein (German, 1586-1630); harmony by J. S. Bach (German, 1685-1750)
  • Lay Minister: Lissa Lander
  • Interlude: “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” – words by Civilla D. Martin (Canadian-American, 1866-1948); music by Charles H. Gabriel (American,  1856-1932)
  • Meditation – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Meditation Response: "Beyond the Dream" [exposition] by R. Nathaniel Dett  (African Canadian/American, 1882-1943) – David Owens, piano
  • 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: "Castles in the Sand" – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Closing Hymn: #108, "My Life Flows On in Endless Song" – words: anonymous, verse 3 by Doris Plenn (American, 1909-1994); music: Robert Lowry (American, 1826-1899)
  • Benediction – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Postlude: "Alba Festiva" by Gian-Carlo Menotti (Italian, 1911-2007)... as interpreted by David Owens, Kurzweil