Nov 18, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington

Starhawk says that we are all longing to go home to some place we have never been. As we prepare our hearts and our homes for Thanksgiving, let us pause in gratitude for the community that we shape together, and join Rev. Anne Mason in celebrating its gifts of love and connection. 

This Sunday, the First Parish children’s choir will sing the wonderful Shaker song “Simple Gifts” with pipe player Ruth Rose. The sanctuary choir will sing Stephen Paulus’ beautiful anthem “The Road Home,” with soloist Elizabeth Walsh. They will also sing Stephen Schwartz’ uplifting song “All Good Gifts” (from Godspell), with Ruth Rose on pipe. For the centering music and postlude, Rip Jackson will play Bach’s magnificent organ work “Preludium and Fugue in G Major, BWV 557” and Léon Boëllmann’s haunting piece for organ “Prière à Notre-Dame” (from Suite Gothique, Op. 25).


This is an all-ages service. Grades Pre-K through eight will stay in the sanctuary. The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.

Click here to listen to the sermon.