Welcome Home! Join us for our All Ages Ingathering Service as we join together after the summer. Some of us have had time away to rest and reflect, but all of us have been affected by the tumultuous events on the national scene. It will be good to be together, and it will be good to welcome all who seek shelter in our sacred community.
Bring some water to share, whether it be from your vacation or from your own kitchen faucet. Bring your hopes for our work together. Bring your dreams, bring your hurting hearts, and come worship together.
The Sanctuary Choir will resume singing for First Parish’s worship services. We welcome them back! For the introit, they will sing the traditional “You are Welcome in this Place,” arranged by Rip Jackson. The anthem for Sunday will be Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker’s ethereal “Peace I Ask of Thee, O River.” They will also sing James Erb’s serene arrangement of “Shenandoah” during the offertory. Paul Greg Howlett’s Jazz piano arrangement of “Shall We Gather by the River” and Bach’s joyful “allegro” (from Concerto in F Major “L’Estro Armonico”) will be played during the centering music and postlude.
Click here to listen to last week’s sermon by Mandy Beal, “What Connects Us.”