Sep 17, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington

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.”  

This morning, 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. The 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.”

Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader