Older Service Recordings

Sunday, January 31st: you can listen to the readings and Ray Huessy’s sermon here
Prelude: “Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten” (J.S. Bach)
Hymn: “We Are the Fig Tree” (rh/Sacred Harp: “Distress,” arr. McNair)
Postlude: “Todos los días un poco” (León Gieco/Luís Gurevich)
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Sunday, January 24th: you can listen to the readings and Jenny Holan’s sermon here
Prelude: “Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr” (F.W. Zachow)
Hymn: NCH #173, “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore” (Gabarain-Marshall/Gabarain)
Postlude: “Like You Used To” (Andrew Marlin)
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Sunday, January 17th: you can listen to the readings and David Mulholland’s sermon here
Prelude: “Freedom is Coming
Hymn: NCH#436, “God of Grace and God of Glory
Postlude: “This Little Light of Mine”
Eric Robinson, piano

Sunday, January 10th: you can listen to the readings and Susie’s Epiphany sermon here
Prelude: “O Solitaris Hostia” (Alexandre Guilmant)
Hymn: NCH #50: “I Sing the Praise of Love Almighty” (Tersteegen-Marshall/Bortniansky)
Postlude: “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” (St. Patrick/Traditional)
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Sunday December 20th: you can listen to the readings and Sue Venman’s sermon here

Sunday, December 13th: you can listen to the readings and Karen Blanchard’s sermon here
Prelude: “Prepare The Way, O Zion” (Franzen/Swenska Psalmboken)
Hymn: “Joy to the World” (Watts/Mason)
Postlude: “Lo, He Comes in Clouds Descending” (Wesley/Olivers)
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Sunday, December 6th: you can listen to the readings and Susie’s sermon here

November 22nd: you can listen to the readings here and Susie’s sermon here

Thursday prayer time: November 19, 2020

Thursday prayer time: November 12, 2020

Sunday, October 25th: you can listen to most of the reading and Adrienne Major’s sermon here
Eric Robinson, piano
Prelude: “Would You Harbor Me?” (Ysaye M. Barnwell)
Hymn: ​ “​God, Creation’s Great Designer​,” NCH‎​ ​#371​ (Jane Parker Huber, J.T. Morrow​)
Postlude: “Melody in F” (Anton Rubinstein)

Sunday, October 18th: you can listen to the readings and Pia Rabin’s sermon here
Prelude: “Improvisation” (Pia Rabin)
Hymn: “Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain” (Rabin-Gris-Shindell)
Fred Gray, guitar

Sunday, October 11th: you can listen to Susie’s reflection here
Prelude: “Cradle Song
Hymn: NCH 434, “All Beautiful the March of Days” (​Frances W. Wile​, ​FOREST GREEN​/​Vaughan​-​Williams)
Postlude: “Heroic Theme
Eric Robinson, piano

Sunday, October 4th: you can listen to the readings and Susie’s reflection here
Prelude: Psalm 130, “De Profundis” (Claude Gaudimel)
Hymn: “In Egypt Under Pharaoh,” NCH #574
Fred Gray, organ

Sunday, September 27th: you can listen to the readings and Sue Venman’s sermon here
Prelude: “Wayfaring Stranger
Hymn: “O God, As With a Potter’s Hand,” NCH #550
Eric Robinson, piano

Sunday, September 20th: you can listen to the readings and Susie’s reflection here
Hymn: “God of Abraham and Sarah” (James Gertmenian, NCH #20)
Postlude: “We Walk by Faith” (Henry Alford/”St. Botolph,” Episcopal Hymnal 1982, #209)
Fred Gray, organ

Sunday, September 13th: you can listen to the readings and Susie’s reflection here

Sunday, September 6th: you can listen to the readings and David Mulholland’s sermon here

You can listen to the readings and Karen Blanchard’s sermon from August 30th here

You can listen to the readings and Ray Huessy’s sermon from August 23rd here (live, but partly garbled)
or here (not garbled, but also not live)
Hymn: “Forgive Us Our Sins as We Forgive” (Rosamond Herklots, “Detroit,” Southern Harmony)
Postlude: “Trumpet Tune” (Henry Purcell)
Fred Gray, organ

Thursday prayer time: August 20, 2020

You can listen to Susie’s sermon from August 16th here
Deep River
Song of the Soul
Ye Banks and Braes
Eric Robinson, piano

From the August 9th service:
Hymn: “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” (with Eben Dodd, mandolin, from January 26, 2020)
Postlude: “Wanderer Without a Song” (Louis C. Singer, Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Juan Tizol)
Fred Gray, piano

Thursday prayer time: August 13, 2020

Thursday prayer time: August 6, 2020

You can listen to Susie’s sermon from August 2nd here

Thursday prayer time on Friday: July 31, 2020

Barack Obama’s eulogy of John Lewis is here (you can watch the whole funeral service here)

You can listen to Susie’s sermon from July 26th here
Prelude” (Charles Gounod)
Hymn of Confession: “Si fui motivo de dolor/If I have been the cause of pain” (C.M. Battersby/Pablo Sosa)
Hymn: “O God of Earth and Altar” (G.K. Chesterton-J.P. Huber/R.V. Williams)
Postlude: “Silver Dagger
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Thursday prayer time: July 23, 2020

Susie recommmends this article on John Lewis and forgiveness

Thursday prayer time: July 16, 2020

You can listen to Susie’s sermon from July 12th here
Prelude: “Lagrimas Negras” (Miguel Matamoros)
Hymn: NCH #21, “God Reigns O’er All the Earth” (Jane Parker Huber/Franklin Sheppard)
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Thursday prayer time: July 9, 2020

Thursday prayer time: July 2, 2020

Here is the summer issue of the West Parish Whistler.

You can listen to Adrienne Major’s sermon from June 14th here

Thursday prayer time: June 4, 2020

From the June 7th service:
Prelude: “A Change is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke)
A Spanish Gloria
Hymn: NCH #593, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (James Weldon Johnson/John Rosamond Johnson)

Susie explains her Sabbath Mondays here

Susie offers an anarchist Quaker’s prayer to soothe anxiety

From the May 31st Pentecost service:
Prelude: “Lament for Those We Have Lost,” BWV 555
Hymn: NCH #267, “Come O Spirit, Dwell Among Us” (Janie Alford (alt)/”Ebenezer”)
Postlude: “I Heard the Voice of Jesus” (Horace Bonar/”Kingsfold”)
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Susie ties an unbreakable knot of her own in her sermon from May 17th, 2020 here
Hymn: “Great Is Your Faithfulness
Fred Gray, guitar

Thursday prayer time: May 14, 2020

You can listen to David Mulholland’s prayer of confession and sermon from May 10th here
Hymn: “They Will Know We Are Christians
Postlude: “Consolation
Eric Robinson, piano

Thursday prayer time: May 7, 2020

Susie reflects on her brief retreat, with a prayer by Teilhard de Chardin: May 4, 2020

You can listen to Susie’s sermon from May 3, 2020 here
Prelude: “Tu Has Venido a la Orilla
Hymn: “Jesus Calls Us”
Choir Anthem: “The New Jerusalem” (video here)
Fred Gray, guitar

Thursday prayer time: April 30, 2020

Susie on Sabbath: April 27, 2020

Thursday prayer time: April 23, 2020

A Taize service posted April 21, 2020

Seven minutes with Susie on April 20th

Thursday prayer time: April 16, 2020

Early Easter morning, a service from the Iona Community

Rachel Hackenberg’s blog post “Sufficient

Susie’s choice for this Easter Eve: Kelly Joe Phelps, “Roll Away the Stone

This year’s Brattleboro Area Ecumenical Good Friday Service is here
(Susie’s sermon, the last one of the series, is here)

The music from the Maundy Thursday service is here

Susie revisits the sanctuary in West West for the Maundy Thursday service: April 9, 2020
Liebster Jesu,” J.S. Bach, BWV 731
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten,” J.S. Bach, BWV 691
De Profundis” (Psalm 130)
Precious Lord
Ah, Holy Jesus
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Fred Gray, organ and guitar

Susie introduces Holy Week from her back yard: April 6, 2020

Susie’s powerful Palm Sunday sermon can be read here or listened to here
(Sara Miles’ piece from “Journey with Jesus” is here)

Thursday prayer time: April 2, 2020

Office hours: March 30, 2020

Adrienne’s sermon from March 29th is here

Thursday prayer time: March 26, 2020

A reflection on Sunday, March 15th and a West Brattleboro sermon

An alternative suggestion for timing handwashing from Susie

Malcolm Toleno, from the August 18, 2019 service:
Prelude: “There Will Be Rest,” by Frank Tichelli (reduction of a setting of a Sarah Teasdale poem)
Offertory: “I Remember Clifford,” by Benny Colson
Postlude: “Little Waltz,” by Ron Carter