Watch Worship July 26, 2020




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



July 26, 2020

Zoom Worship Service


“La Poupee” by Georges Bizet; C-Winds, Recorded Live at First Parish, May 1, 2016

“Chan Chan Son” by Maximo Francisco Repilado Munoz; Robin Baker and Amy Pohl, Flutes; Andrew Kobayashi, Drum;
Recorded Live at First Parish, October 22, 2017

“Concerto #2, Allegro” by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier; C-Winds,
Recorded Live at First Parish, November 11, 2015

“Rose Cottage” by Catherine McMichael; C-Winds, Recorded Live at First Parish, December 11, 2016

Welcome and Announcements

Amy Anderson, Worship Associate


Hymn #360, “Here We Have Gathered”
Music Genevan Psalter, 1543
Words: Alicia S. Carpenter;
First Parish Virtual Choir
James Fleming, Stephanie Fried, Jo Guthrie, Andrew Kobayashi, Jennifer Kobayashi, Andrew Leonard, Lynne Levine, Cheri Minton, Alan Schweitzer
Recorded and produced July, 2020

Please use the words on the slides to sing with us.

Chalice Lighting and Congregational Affirmation

Amy Anderson, 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

Mary Breen and Molly Breen-Aronson

Greetings and Break Out Groups

Amy Anderson, Worship Associate

Joys and Concerns

Al Tosti, Lay Minister

Musical Interlude

Fantasie sur l’air national de la Norvѐge “On Sønner af Norge det ǽld gamle Rige, Op. 12
by Pietro Pettoletti (fl. 1816-ca. 1875); Olav Chris Henriksen on 19th Century Guitar,
from “Guitar of the North: A Musical Portarit of 19th Century Norway;”
Shared by permission of Olav Chris Henriksen.


“Making Room for All That Is” by Lyn Cox
 read by Mary Breen


“For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter; First Parish choir,
Recorded Live at First Parish, September 15, 2019.

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.

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Mary Breen

Music “Amen, Blessed Be” 

Kenneth Seitz, piano
First Parish Choir and Congregation 
Recorded live, February 3, 2019

“Amen, Blessed Be, Shalom, Salaam”

will be played twice. You are invited to sing along at home.


Mary Breen with Amy Anderson, Worship Associate

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.


Hymn #368, “Now Let Us Sing”
Words & Music: Anonymous
First Parish Choir, recorded live at First Parish, September 8, 2019.

Please use the words on the slides to sing with us.

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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