Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington leads Summer Worship
July 9 Rev Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington will lead this Summer service.
“Only Kitten Syndrome” is often to blame for cats who won’t stop biting. Join as we talk about the spiritual messages of covenant, accountability, and learning to stop biting.
FIRST CHURCH IN BOSTON
Order of Service
Sunday, July 9, 2023
Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington, guest speaker
Service musicians: Sophia O’Shea and Larry Thomas Bell
Prelude Sonata in E major, op. 14 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven
Welcome and Opening Words
Opening Hymn No. 361 Enter Rejoice and Come In
First Church Boston Affirmation
Love is the spirit of this church, and Service its law.
This is our great covenant, to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.
Responsive reading No. 665 “Transcendental Etude”
by Adrienne Rich
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Musical Meditation .Heart, we will forget him! (Op. 64 no. 5) Larry Thomas Bell (b. 1952)
Based on a poem by Emily Dickinson (1830-1885)
Sermon Hymn No. 1008 When Our Heart is in a Holy Place
Sermon “Only Kitten Syndrome” Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington
Call to the Offering
Offertory Music When Soft Voices Die (Op. 190 no. 1) L. T. Bell
Based on a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH
Closing Hymn No. 131 Love Will Guide Us
Extinguishing the Chalice
We extinguish this flame, but not the light of truth, the warmth of community or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts until we are together again.
Postlude Sonata in E major, op. 14 no. 1
- Rondo: Allegro commodo
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)