“Giving Up Power”
Apr 15, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington
The great black abolitionist Frederick Douglass said: “Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never did and it never will.” Our own church was founded in 1692 and was the only formal religious institution in Lexington until 1833, when Follen Church and the First Baptist Church formed, and Massachusetts became the last state to establish the separation of church and state. Imagine what must it have been like for our spiritual ancestors, when our building burned down in 1846, to accept rebuilding OFF the Town Green, to lose town funding, to see more and more religious groups establish themselves here—to give up our position and power!
Please join Rev. Helen Lutton Cohen this Sunday morning at 10:30!
There will be Sunday school for Pre-K through eighth grade. The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.
This Sunday guest singers Mattie Sowards and Jamie Willis will sing David Foster’s beautiful duet, “The Prayer.” Rip Jackson will join them in singing the inspirational folk trio, “When I Reach the Place I’m Going,” written by the Judds. Mattie will also sing George Weiss and Bob Thiele’s sweet song “What a Wonderful World,” made popular by Louis Armstrong. Jennifer Cohen will play two steel drum pieces, Ysaye Barnwell’s “Woyaya” and Luiz Bonfa’s “Samba de Orfeu” for the centering music and postlude.