Leonard Cohen, of blessed memory, famously said about his nature: “I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.” Come to church and wring out a bit….the season of Advent is upon us. What is it that you would like to prepare yourself for? Could we make room for joy? Join Rev. Anne Mason as she preaches on being “Soaked to the Skin.”
The sanctuary choir will sing Felix Mendelsohn’s beautiful chorus “Behold a Star from Jacob Shining” (from Christus). Austin Burns will sing the exciting song “Something’s Coming” (from West Side Story). David Meharry and Austin Burns will also sing a 12th-c. French motet “Veni, Veni Emmanuel” (the oldest version of “O Come, o come Emmanuel”). For the centering music and postlude, Rip Jackson will play on the organ J.S. Bach’s bold “Wachet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme,” BWV 645 (from the Schübler Chorales) and Louis-Claude Daquin’s joyful “À la venue de Noël” (from Livre de Noëls).