January 21st Sermon "What We Owe" - Rev. J Sylvan

18 January 2024


Please join us for our Sunday Service, January 21st at 9am & 11am
Rev. J Sylvan
Sermon: "What We Owe"
Pledge Drive Kickoff
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

  • Choral Prelude: "The Place Where We Meet" – music by Betsy Jo Angebranndt; words by Felix Adler; performed by the Chancel Choir, Holly Stuart conducting
  • 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 – Rev. J Sylvan 
  • Chalice Lighting – Becky Heal & Henry Whiteside
  • Opening Hymn: #1014, "Standing on the Side of Love" – words and music by Jason Shelton (American, b. 1972)
  • Reading – Henry Whiteside
  • Interlude: "Like a Mighty Stream" – words and music by Moses Hogan and John Jacobson; arranged by Moses Hogan; performed by the Chancel Choir
  • Meditation – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Choral Response: "May the Light Around Us Guide Our Footsteps" – music by David A. Zabriskie; words by Kathleen McTigue; performed by the Chancel Choir, Holly Stuart conducting
  • 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: "What We Owe" – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Closing Hymn: #1028, "The Fire of Commitment" – words & music by Mary Katherine Morn (American, b. 1961) and Jason Shelton (American, b. 1972)
  • Benediction – Rev. J Sylvan