First Unity Church’s Sunday Service — August 1 , 2021

The recording of First Unity Church’s August 1, 2021 Sunday Service is now available. This week’s message is from Rev. Jan Mourning and is entitled “Embrace Your Whole Life.” 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 — August 1, 2021

  • Welcome Through Music — “The Lone Wild Bird” Dan Rubright & Steve Schenkel, jazz guitars
  • Announcements
  • Daily Word — Lance Baugh, Prayer Chaplain
  • Congregational Hymn — “I Live in the Kingdom of Light”
  • Message — “Embrace Your Whole Life” — Rev. Jan Mourning
  • There is only one Presence and one Power in the universe and at work in my life,
    God the Good, omnipotent.
  • “In the Silence” — Julie Goede
  • Meditation — Rev. Jan
  • Worship Through Music — “Be Thou My Vision” — Dan Rubright & Steve Schenkel
  • Blessing of Offering
  • Congregational Hymn — “Let’s Be”
  • Closing
  • Prayer for Protection
  • Musical Ending- “Holy, Holy, Holy” — Dan Rubright & Steve Schenkel

Dan Rubright and Steve Schenkel Are Our Featured Musicians on Sunday, August 1, 2021

Dan Rubright and Steve Schenkel — Jazz Guitars
Steve and Ron will be playing music from their three CDs of jazz versions of familiar hymns and spirituals…

Dan Rubright is a jazz guitarist and composer who recently received a prestigious 2019 Arts Fellow grant from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission for his work as composer and leader in the arts. In addition to composing and performing, Dan leads a workshop called The Hidden Jazz of Teams.
Dan also performs with the following groups: The Dan Rubright Group, which features Dan’s latest collaboration with St. Louis drumming legend, Steve Davis, Nick Schlueter, keyboards, Chris Turnbaugh, bass. The group also features New York saxophonist, Chris Cheek and bassist, Ben Wheeler. The second group is The WirePilots, which features Dan’s unique blend of world/jazz works: bright, eclectic and intimate in sound and textureThe Pilots were co-founded by acoustic and electronic percussionist, Ted Rubright. The group includes Chris Turnbaugh, bass and various guest artists who come along for the flight.

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.


Divine Love, through me, blesses and multiplies all I am, all I have, all I give, and all I receive.

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Thank You!

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First Unity Church
4753 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63128

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