Today we celebrate Earth Day, both rejoicing in the beauty of the Earth, and looking at our responsibility to care for the Earth. Robert Armstrong, Director of the MIT Energy Initiative and member of First Parish, will have a sermon dialogue with Rev. Anne as we explore the intersection of Climate Justice and our UU faith.
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader
There will be Sunday school classes for Pre-K through Grade 8. The nursery will be open for babies and toddlers.
Today’s music uplifts the natural world. The sanctuary choir, with soloists Austin Burns and Toni Tasker, will sing Paul Halley’s beautiful arrangement of “For the Blue Green Hills of Earth” (from Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia: A Mass for the Earth) and John Rutter’s inspiring anthem “For the Beauty of the Earth.” David Meharry will sing Carolyn McDade’s reverent “Rising Green” for the introit. Rip Jackson will play Paul Sullivan’s serene piano work “Rising Moon” (from Paul Winter’s Silver Solstice) and J. S. Bach’s joyful organ piece “Praeludium in C Major, BWV 553” during the centering music and postlude.
to listen to last week’s sermon by Rev. Anne Mason, “Break Open to the Place Inside.”