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May 24th Music Information
Prelude: Ascension was this past Thursday, marking the celebration of Jesus' taking up into heaven to "sit at the right hand of the God." Today's prelude is "Draw Us to You," by Michael Burkhardt.
First Solo: When Peace Like a River, arranged by Craig Courtney; sung by Molli Mitchell. Our first try at recording the piano accompaniment and voice separately. Thanks to Keri Condos for her computer wizardry merging them together!
Second Solo: On Eagle's Wings, by Michael Joncas. This familiar song gives us much comfort as Jesus comforted his disciples.
Postlude: A familiar Eastertide hymn, sung at Easter to "Now All the Vault of Heaven Resound" and also for Ascension with the text, "A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing." This setting is by Paul Manz.
Meet our Senior Pastor
Rev. Jeffrey Gallagher was born and raised in Beverly, Massachusetts. Living a mere two-minute walk from Immanuel Congregational, United Church of Christ, Jeff is a life-long member of the United Church of Christ. Jeff has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in English from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts; a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine. Jeff is a nationally published poet and the author of a book published in 2013 by Chalice Press: Wilderness Blessings: How Down Syndrome Reconstructed Our Life and Faith.
Jeff believes strongly that the ministry of the church should extend beyond the church’s walls.