Sunday Service

Join Rev. Anne this Sunday when she will preach that “Being Human is a Guesthouse.” As people of faith we are called to be welcoming – as individuals, as households, as a sacred community. Yet sometimes we are not as welcoming as we want to be. Rumi encourages us to be open to every arrival to our ‘guesthouse’ – to “be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” Service begins at 10:30.

First Parish will welcome guest baroque cellists Timothy Merton and Jennifer Morsches, co-directors of the Sarasa Ensemble. They, with Rip Jackson on organ, will play Domenico Gabrielli’s energetic “Allegro” (from Sonata in G major) and Antonio Vivaldi’s haunting “Largo” (from Sonata No. 6 B flat major, RV 46) for the centering music and postlude. They will join soloist Julia Jaffe and the sanctuary choir in presenting Antonio Vivaldi’s “Domine Deus, Agnus Dei” (from Gloria). The choir will also sing Brian Tate’s exuberant UU anthem “Connected.” For the introit, Austin Burns and Beth Walsh will sing John M. Dye’s plaintive shape-note song “Wayfaring Stranger.”

Click here to listen to last week’s homily by Rev. Anne Mason, “Welcome Home.”