Watch Worship July 5




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



July 5, 2020

Zoom Worship Service


Welcome and Announcements

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate


Le Voyage de la Diabline
by Rachel Bell
Anne Goodwin and David Langford, guitars

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

Anne Goodwin

Greetings and Break Out Groups

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate

Spoken Memorials

Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate

  • Remembrances July 2020
    Remembrances July 2020
    During worship on the first Sunday of each month we remember loved ones who died that month in years past.
    Joe Fusoni father of Mary Fusoni, died July 22, 1980
    Josephine Munday Weymann mother of Natalie Tyler, died July 15, 1987
    Jeanne Glor Powel grandmother of Paul Howard, died July, 1987
    Joe Fusoni Jr. brother of Mary Fusoni, died July 3, 1988
    Richard Cook father of Laura Cook, died July 14, 1998
    Irene Landskov Morris mother of David Landskov, died July 7, 1999
    Florence Howard mother of Paul Howard, died July 23, 2005
    Mary Esther Pinaire Titus grandmother of Jen Navarro, died July 26, 2006
    Edward Barton Bergman stepfather of Cynthia Stinson, died July 5, 2007
    Frank Joseph Tocce Jr. father of Helene Martel, died July 10, 2009
    Rose Pullara mother of Christine Pullara, died July 17, 2009
    Gail Munson Rodgriguez sister of Jean Renard Ward, died July, 2009
    Rev. Arnold Farrow Westwood installation minister of Doug Davidoff, died July, 2009
    Bruce Gordon Thayer brother of Lydia Thayer, died July 18, 2010
    George Lauck Powell not-father of Pamela Powell, died July 22, 2010
    Teresa Husson Kadir aunt of Jim Husson, died July 7, 2011
    Bonnie MacFadyen friend of Kit Hayes, died July 23, 2011
    Nora Antoun Hakim mother of Cliff Hakim, died July 26, 2011
    Genevieve Smith Whitford mother of Davis Whitford, died July 29, 2011
    Erwin Grimmeisen father of Peggy Gardiner, died July 23, 2012
    Juliet Sanger member of First Parish, died July 9, 2013
    Nancy Sweeney member of First Parish, died July 17, 2013
    George Gallo father of Tina Silberman, died July 4, 2017
    Dolores A. Kirby Mother of Michaela Kirby, died July 5th, 2018
    Dolly Matson mother of Jack Matson, died July 25, 2018
    Jerry Hallee member of First Parish, died July 21, 2019
    If you would like a loved one remembered in future months, contact

On the first Sunday of the month the names of those in the community who died this year are read aloud. Those who died this month in the past are printed in the order of service. If you would like a loved one remembered in future months, you may fill out the form here, or email.

Joys and Concerns

Ebonié Smith-Cooper, Lay Minister

Musical Interlude

Gentle Arms of Eden
by Dave Carter
Anne Goodwin vocals and guitar, David Langford, fiddle

This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that I have ever known
And should I stray in the dark night alone
Rock me, Goddess, in the gentle arms of Eden


Jitendra Singh, Worship Associate


by Keith Murphy
Anne Goodwin guitar, David Langford fiddle

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

Anne Goodwin

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 Anne Goodwin

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 Linda Hirschhorn
Anne Goodwin vocals and guitar, David Langford, guitar

May I stay amazed for all of my days
At all of the ways of the world’s turning
Amazed at what I’ve got, not what I’ve not
All soon forgot in the world’s turning

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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