This Sunday, Rev. Anne Mason, along with the History Committee, will explore the hidden history of slavery within First Parish. In her sermon, Cast Off Those Chains, Rev. Anne will talk about First Parish’s role in both continuing and abolishing the practice of slavery in Lexington. As we explore our history, we will also take a hard look at how this legacy creates continued racial oppression today.
Rev. Anne Mason, worship leader
There will be Sunday School for Pre-K through Grade 8. The nursery will be open for babies and toddlers.
During the service, we will honor music written by African-American composers. The sanctuary choir, with soloist Elizabeth Walsh, will sing William Dawson’s beautiful arrangement of the spiritual “There is a Balm in Gilead.” David Meharry will sing Moses Hogan’s haunting arrangement of the spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” For the centering music, Rip Jackson will play a piano arrangement of Billy Holiday’s lovely song “God Bless the Child.”
Click here to listen to last week’s sermon by Rev. Anne Mason, “Kuan Yin: Buddhist Madonna“