Come and join First Parish in our meaningful end of year ritual. As each member brings a flower from your own garden (or local florist!) we recognize the individual contribution we each make to the wonderful bouquet of wholeness that is our congregation. As we each take a flower from someone else, we will carry home our connections to each other and a sense of gratitude for all that we each bring. What a beautiful season of growth we have had together this year.
Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader
This is an All Ages service. Everyone will be in the sanctuary.
The sanctuary choir, with soloist Austin Burns, will sing Rip Jackson’s energetic original composition, “Because of You” (from The Beatitudes: A Journey of Compassion, Justice, and Love Triumphant). They will also sing Rip Jackson’s arrangement of “You Raise Me Up,” with soloists Austin Burns and Julia Jaffee and Erik Svensen on horn. Julia Jaffe, Toni Tasker, and Elizabeth Walsh will sing Mendelssohn’s lovely trio “Lift Thine Eyes” (from Elijah). For the centering music, guest youth pianist Abby Myerberg will play Camille Saint-Saëns’ beautiful composition “The Swan.” For the postlude, Rip Jackson will play J. S. Bach’s magnificent orga arrangement of the last movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto in F Major.”
Click here to listen to last week’s sermon by Rev. Anne Mason, “Courage for Joy.”