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This Worship Service will be on-line only.

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As we continue to explore the Soul Matters theme of “Living with Intention,” I will reflect on the life and faith of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who passed away on December 26th, 2021.  Like the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his faith called him to choose love as the center of his religious and political life.  - Rev. Ellen


Ingathering Music

Welcome:  Reverend Ellen Spero

PreludeI. Allegro, from Sonata no. 16 in C     K. 545 Mozart (1756-1791)

Chalice Lighting: Welcoming Congregation Committee

First Parish Covenant

We, the members of First Parish, covenant together to sustain and strengthen our beloved community by:

Honoring and celebrating the Spirit of Life
Nurturing all souls in our search for truth and the sacred
Caring and being present to one another in our joys and sorrows
Bearing witness through service to justice and peace
And being good stewards of our congregation, our heritage, our Unitarian Universalist principles and our Earth

Nosotros, los miembros de la Primera Parroquia de Chelmsford,
convenimos juntos a sostener y fortalecer nuestra amada comunidad en: 

Honrando y celebrando el Espíritu de la Vida
Nutriendo toda almas en búsqueda de la verdad y lo sagrado
Cuidar y estar presentes al uno y otro en nuestras alegrías y tristezas
Dar testimonio mediante servicio a la justicia y paz.
Y ser buenos cuidadores de nuestra congregación, nuestra herencia,
nuestros Principios Unitarios Universalistas  y la Tierra.

OffertoryTake My Hand, Precious Lord   w/m Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993)

For All Ages:  Dolores Heredia-wood, Director of Lifespan Faith Formation

Reflection:  Living with Intention: “Remembering Desmond Tutu”  Rev. Ellen Spero

Musical MeditationGo Down Moses   Spiritual

Joys and Sorrows
(If you would like to have a joy or sorrow shared, please email Rev. Ellen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9 am the Sunday morning of the service.)

A Time for Meditation and Prayer

Musical ResponseSpirit of Life  w/m by Carolyn McDade, performed by the First Parish Senior Choir

Benediction

PostludeDown by the Riverside   Traditional


Worship Tech:  Aggie Brennan
Online Chat Host:  Joan Coyne
Social Hour:  Eliot Mayer


 

This Worship Service will be on-line only.

See the Current Worship Info section of this page.  For further information, see the Sanctuary Status page.