Rev. Ken Reeves
This service tells the story of an under-sung hero who, in the course of what he expects will be an ordinary work-day, encounters life and death, and emerges with new clarity and gratitude. He relates his story along with instruction in how to talk like a truck driver.
The Rev. Ken Reeves, Ph.D., is an ordained minister and clinical psychologist. He has been guided by and has studied systems theory as a minister and psychologist, and has taught systems theory at theological seminaries. He has an M.Div. and served congregations for nine years. He also has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.
FIRST CHURCH IN BOSTON
Order of Service
Sunday September 3, 2023
Rev. Ken Reeves, guest minister
Service Musicians: Robert Winkley, pianist
and William Thorpe, bass-baritone
Prelude Danza de la Moza Donosa (from Danzas argentinas) Alberto Ginastera (1916 – 1983)
Opening Hymn Come, come whoever you are, No. 188
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.
Reading From Walt Whitman
Musical Meditation Window (2014) William Thorpe
Joys and Concerns
Prayer and Meditation
Sermon Hymn Break not the circle, # 323
Sermon “On the Big Road” Rev. Ken Reeves
Call to the Offering
Offertory Soul of a Trucker (2023) William Thorpe
Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH
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
Closing Hymn “For all that is our life” # 128
Postlude Danza del Viejo Boyero (from Danzas argentinas) Ginastera