Watch Worship July 19, 2020




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



July 19, 2020

Zoom Worship Service


Welcome and Announcements

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate


Guide My Feet, Hymn # 348
A spiritual from the collection of Willis Laurence James, 1900-1966
Harmony by Wendell Whalum, 1932-
First Parish Choir and Congregation, Recorded Live at First Parish, January 8, 2017

Chalice Lighting and Congregational Affirmation

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate

We choose to be

a liberal religious community, welcoming to all.

We encourage each other on our spiritual journeys,

support one another through the changes in our lives,

and challenge the excesses and injustices of our time.

Called to love and upheld by joy, we live our faith.

Mission Statement adopted 2010

Time For All Ages

Mara Prentiss

Greetings and Break Out Groups

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate

Joys and Concerns

Ellen Faran, Lay Minister

Musical Interlude

“Foundation” Early American, arr. David Burroughs
“Over the Rainbow” Music by Harold Arlen, Lyric by Yip Harburg
First Parish Bell Choir, under direction of Jennifer Kobayashi;
Recorded Live at First Parish Talent Show, by Woody Kay, February 8, 2020

Guided Meditation

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate


“Why Am I Me?” from Shenandoah
Music by Gary Geld, Lyric by Peter Udell
Sung by Jo Guthrie and Cheri Minton, with computer-generated piano accompaniment;
recorded in separate homes in July, 2020; video production by Jo Guthrie.

This Sunday half of the offering supports the Waltham Family School. The remaining half supports the life and work of this Parish.

To donate using your smartphone, you may text “fpuu offering” to 73256. Then follow the directions in the texts you receive. Or click the button below to give online.

Give Online

Mara Prentiss

Music “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.


Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate with Mara Prentiss

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.


We Are
arr by Ysaÿe Barnwell
Ysaye Barnwell and UUA General Assembly Virtual Choir, 2020

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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