Carter Memorial United Methodist Church
Friday, December 04, 2020

with mission sites in Needham and Wellesley

Our Mission

Our Mission: Seeking, Sharing, and Serving for 150 years was a CD produced in celebration for Carter Memorial United Methodist Church's 150th anniversary.  It includes selections of the Chancel Choir, the Joyful Ringers (a 5 octave handbell choir), and Ps. 96 (a praise band).
The CD begins with the Joyful Ringers playing Resonances and Alleluias, followed by Millie Beane's anthem, Our Mission, with Chancel Choir, Joyful Ringers, and Aaron Rosenthal at the piano and, quoting partial text from John Wesley, focuses on the themes of the mission statement.
The section of the CD titled "We seek God," includes the three musical groups presenting music that invites us to seek God each day throughout all of creation, and recognizes our need for God's shepherding care along with our great desire to praise God as Greater than we can imagine.
The middle section of the CD highlights how "We share God" with others after we first decide to follow Jesus.  Because Jesus lives in us and through us, we know that Jesus will Shine and reflect God's great glory.
The music of the third section focuses on the ways "We serve God" by expanding our world to include everyone in our circle of faith and lighting the world everywhere we go.  This is cause to Shout for Joy!
Finally, the Chancel Choir sings the well-known benediction, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, followed by an original postlude composed and presented by Aaron Rosenthal.
Click on the hyperlinks below to listen or download the tracks (the down arrow to the right will allow you to download).  



Resonances and Alleluias Cathy Mokleburst
Our Mission Millie Beane

We seek God

Seek Ye First Karen Lafferty 
Day by Day Oscar Ahnfelt, arr. Anna Laura Page 
Shepherd Me, O God Marty Haugen, arr. Mark Hayes 
Creation Will Be at Peace Anna Laura Page 
Wayfaring Stranger  Folk Spiritual
Greater  Cohran, Graul, Millard, Sheuchzer, Shaffer, Garcia, Glover
Praise  Beth Boykin, arr. Nate Carter

We share God

Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door  Spiritual, arr. Evelyn R. Later
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior  arr. Lyle Lovett
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus  Indian Folk Melody, arr. Kevin Boesige
Cavatina Joachim Raff 
Amen (Because He Lives) Cash, G. Gaither, Ingram, Maher, Carson, W. Gaither, Tomlin 
Shine, Jesus, Shine Grahm Kendrick, arr. Douglas Wagner 
Thaxted  Gustav Holst, arr. Phillip L. Roberts

We serve God

Wonderful Grace of Jesus Marty McDonald and Pepper Choplin 
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus arr. Jadon Lavik 
Draw the Circle Wide Mark A. Miller 
Go Light Your World Chris Rice 
Shout for Joy Stan Pethal 
Highland Cathedral Korb/Roever, arr. Julie Turner, Kevin McChesney 
The Lord Bless You and Keep You Peter C. Lutkin 
Haru  Aaron Rosenthal