January 28th Sermon "Rethinking Scarcity" - Rev. J Sylvan

25 January 2024


Please join us for our Sunday Service, January 28th at 9am & 11am
Rev. J Sylvan
Sermon: "Rethinking Scarcity"
New Member Ceremony
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

A special thank you to our music ensemble "3 + 1": Jim Thornburg, Nikki Blackburn Fuller, Rebecca Heal, and Kathleen Wilson!

  • Prelude: "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine; performed by "3 + 1"
  • 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 – Carole Straughn
  • Hymn: #38, "Morning Has Broken" – words by Eleanor Farjeon (English, 1881-1965); music from an old Gaelic melody – David Owens, piano
  • Lay Minister: Kathryn Anne
  • Song of Gratitude: #1010, "We Give Thanks" – words & music by Wendy Luella Perkins (Canadian, b. 1966); led by Rev. J Sylvan
  • Why I Give – Shirley Ray
  • 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: “Rethinking Scarcity” – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Interlude: "We Shall Be Known" by Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker; performed by "3 + 1"
  • New Member Ceremony
  • Hymn: #123, "Spirit of Life" by Carolyn McDade (American, b. 1935) – David Owens, piano
  • Benediction – Rev. J Sylvan
  • Postlude: "One Voice" by Ruth Moody (Canadian, b. 1975); performed by "3 + 1"