PRELUDE:  Gather Us In arr. by David Lasky




HYMN:  We Are One in Christ Jesus [Somos Uno]


INTROIT:  Song of Unity by Karen Marrolli, incorporating “Dennis”/arr. by Lowell Mason

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for people to walk hand in hand.  How precious, how glorious when God’s people dwell in unity all through the land.  When the ties that bind us are stronger by far than the walls that can only divide.  Behold how good and how pleasant it is when God’s people stand side by side!  Behold how good and how pleasant it is when, led by the call from above, through words and through actions, all God’s people tell the story of peace and love, when the roads of compassion and love lead us home, far away from the wasteland of fear.  How precious, how glorious when God’s people choose to hold loving-kindness dear!  Hand in hand, side by side, we will build what the darkness would divide!  World of light, world of peace, kingdom where hate and division shall cease!  Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.  The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above!  We share each other’s woes, our mutual burdens bear; and often for each other flows the sympathizing tear.  When, in wholeness through Christ, we establish a world where the lost have no longer to roam, where each wandering soul finds a haven of love, embraced like a child at home.  [Based on Psalm 133 & “Blest Be the Tie” by John Fawcett]



ANTHEM:  Hinei Mah Tov by Hasidic Tune/arr. by Bonia Shur

Hinei mah tov umah naim shevet achim gam yachad. (The choir will sing this anthem in Hebrew. The translation is: “How good it is for brothers and sisters to sit together”) [Psalm 133:1]

SERMON: “Expansive Encompassing”

HYMN: In Christ There Is No East or West [Mc Kee]


HYMN:  There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit [Sweet, Sweet Spirit]


CHORAL RESPONSE:  Friend, There is a Welcome by Roderick P. Thompson

Friend, there is a welcome in this church for thee; come in and rest, and think, and kneel and pray; what men have builded for God’s glory see. Give thanks, and so in peace go on thy way. [Message carved in the portal stone of Shrewsbury Abbey]

POSTLUDE:  Final (from Organ Sonata No. 2 Op. 50) Alexandre Guilmant

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