Sermon- Feb 21, 2021




Sunday Worship
First Parish
A liberal religious community, welcoming to all
First gathered 1739



February 21, 2021

Zoom Worship Service


Winter Pastoral
By Frank Bridge

In Memoriam
By Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

A Book of Verses
By Arthur Foote

All selections played by Kenneth Seitz, piano
Recorded February 18th, 2021

Welcome, Announcements, and Chalice Lighting

Jo Guthrie, Worship Associate

Opening Music

By Felix Mendelssohn
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Recorded February 18th, 2021

Joys and Concerns 

Ebonié Smith-Cooper, Lay Minister

Musical Interlude

By Kenneth Seitz
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Recorded April 5th, 2021 


Rev. Erica Richmond, Parish Minister


By Franz Liszt
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Recorded February 18th, 2021

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Time for All Ages

Rev. Stevie Carmody

Greetings and Break Out Groups

Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan, Lead Minister

Music for Break Out Rooms

Evening In the Mountains
By Edvard Greig

Winter Pastoral
By Frank Bridge
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Recorded February 18th, 2021


Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan, Lead Minister

Musical Interlude

Jesus bleibet meine Freude (“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”)
adapted from Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 47
by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1723
First Parish Choir
Brendon Shapiro, organ

The Life of Jesus in Art:
Adoration of the Child, Gerard Honthorst, 1620
Joseph the Carpenter and Jesus, Georges de La Tour, 1642
Baptism, Ioan (John) Popa and Camelia Ionesco-Popa, 2003.
After the Baptism of Jesus, Mike Moyers, 2015
Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoy, 1872
The Miracle of the Fish, Henri Picou, 1850
Head of Christ, Rembrandt, 1650
Christ Blessing the children, Van Dyck 1618
Christ in the house of Mary and Martha, Vermeer, 1655
The Tribute Money, Titian, 1516
Christ Driving the Money Changers Out of the Temple, Boulogne, 1618
Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet, Ford Madox Brown, 1852–6
The Last Supper, Holbein, 1520
Christ in Gethsemane, Hofmann, 1886
The taking of Christ, Michelangelo, 1602
Ecce Homo, Caravaggio, 1605
The Crucifixion, Velaquez, 1632
Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio, 1603
The Doubting of St. Thomas, Caravaggio, 1600
The Walk to Emmaus, Rowan LeCompte and Irene Matz LeCompte, 1979


Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan, Lead Minister


“Amen, Blessed Be”
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Jonathan Brennand, cantor
Recorded April 5th, 2020

“Amen, Blessed Be, Shalom, Salaam”
will be played twice. You are invited to sing along at home.


May faith in the Spirit of Life,
Hope for the community of Earth,
and Love of the sacred in one another
Be ours now and in all the days to come.


By Jean Sibelius
Kenneth Seitz, piano
Recorded February 18th, 2021

Invitation Social Time

You are invited to participate in a break out group following worship.
If you cannot participate, now is the time to exit the zoom meeting during a 3 minute break.

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