“The Temple of the Body”
This Sunday, Rev. Anne Mason will preach on the traditional religious language which teaches that the body is the temple of the spirit, and therefore it belongs to God. Our Unitarian Universalist views put a new spin on this. If the body is a temple, we honor our deepest selves when we honor our body, when we connect to our body’s spiritual awareness, and when we create sanctuary for our bodies and the bodies of others. As Rumi says,” the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”
We welcome guest musicians Tim Merton, a founding member of the Sarasa Ensemble, and Rip’s cousin from Georgia, Kelly Clark. Kelly will sing Henry Purcell’s beautiful tenor air “If Music Be the Food of Love” and Johnny Richards’s soulful “Young at Heart” made famous by Frank Sinatra. Kelly will be joined by Rip in singing a beautiful duet version of the iconic hymn “It is Well with my Soul.” Baroque cellist Tim Merton will join Rip Jackson, on the harpsichord, in playing two passionate movements of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Cello Sonata in e minor, RV40” for the centering music and postlude.
There will be Sunday school classes for grades Pre-K through eight. The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.