First Unity Church Sunday Service — July 18, 2021

The recording of First Unity Church’s July 18, 2021 Sunday Service is now available. This week’s message is from Rev. Jan Mourning and is entitled “Practice Makes Progress.” 

You can watch a recording of the service through the links below or through this link:


Blessings, Love and Light to All

Order of Service — July 18, 2021

  • Welcome Through Music — Steve Schenkel and Deborah Sharn
  • Announcements
  • Daily Word — Betty Ponzar, Prayer Chaplain
  • Congregational Hymn — “A Vision” p. 126
  • Message — “Practice Makes Progress” — Rev. Jan Mourning
  • Affirmation: There is only one Presence and one Power in the universe and at work in my life,
    God the Good, omnipotent.
  • “In the Silence” — Chuck Seger
  • Meditation – Rev.Jan Mourning
  • Worship Through Music — Steve Schenkel and Deborah Sharn
  • Blessing of Offering
  • Congregational Hymn — “Count Your Blessings” p. 153
  • Closing
  • Prayer for Protection
  • Musical Ending — Steve Schenkel and Deborah Sharn

Deborah Sharn and Steve Schenkel Are Our Featured Musicians on Sunday, July 18, 2021

Deborah Sharn — Vocals — with Steve Schenkel — Guitar

Deborah Sharn has been singing in St. Louis for many years and is a guest vocalist at various places of worship each Sunday. She is also an actress who has worked with the Black Rep, New Line Theatre, The New Jewish Theatre, and the Mustard Seed Theatre. Winner of two JUDY Awards, Deborah has performed her cabaret show, “An Evening With Deborah Sharn” several times at the Kranzberg Art Center to sold out audiences.  By day Deborah is the Company Manager for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Steve Schenkel is the guitarist and orchestra manager for the Fox Theater, guitarist for the Muny Opera and the St. Louis Symphony, and a freelance jazz musician. Steve has a Ph.D in Music from Washington University and a Masters Degree in Religious Studies from Webster University where he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies for 16 years. He recently retired after 37 years at Webster University, where he founded the Jazz Studies program, the Webster Jazz Concert Series, and the Jazz Studies/Music Technology program. He taught music, media, and religion since 1980 and is now a professor emeritus.  His music is heard nationally on the PBS program “Breaking Bread,” as well as by millions of visitors each year in the multimedia show under the Gateway Arch.  Steve now serves as the Music Director for First Unity Church of St. Louis.

See Music at First Unity Church — July 2021 for the month’s complete music schedule.

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If you would prefer to mail your love offering to First Unity Church, our address is:
First Unity Church
4753 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63128

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