The poet David Whyte says that “We are here essentially to risk ourselves in the world.” For 325 years members of this congregation have been committed to our ‘risky’ ideals of the world. What foolishness to truly believe that we can create a community of love and justice! What happy foolishness to give our time, our talents, and our treasure to this noble experiment of ours. And what joy it is to come together and celebrate what we have given of ourselves to make this dream a concrete reality. What the rest of the world may consider to be foolish, we know is a sacred, powerful, and life-changing commitment. Preaching today is Rev. Anne Mason.
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader
There will be Sunday school for Pre-K through 8th grade. The nursery will be open for babies and toddlers.
This Sunday, the First Parish Children’s Choir will sing Stephen Schwartz’s exciting “Light of the World” (from Godspell) with Sarah Beuttell, Lindsay Korn, McKenna O’Hare Gibson, and Ella Taibi singing the solo parts and Regie O’Hare Gibson on percussion. The sanctuary choir will sing Brahms’ glorious “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” (from Ein Deutsches Requiem) and Brazeal W. Dennard’s lively arrangement of “Great Day,” with soloist Austin Burns. For the centering music, Rip Jackson will play on the organ Louis Marchand’s soulful “Récit de Nasard” (from Grand Suite in C Major) and William Boyce’s festive “Voluntary in D Major.”