Dec 2, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
First Parish in Lexington

Cantor Lisa Doob from Temple Isaiah will be our honored guest as we explore the meaning of Hanukkah. This ancient story tells of the miracle of faith in the midst of hatred and near destruction of the Jewish Faith. Today we will have a special collection for both Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah to help defray some of the extra costs for security which they now need after the massacre in Pittsburg. Come and show our love and support for our beloved Jewish neighbors, and let us share our resources with those who have felt the sting of persecution and hatred. Together we will dispel the climate of fear and suspicion! All are welcome this Sunday at 10:30am.

This Sunday, in celebration of Hanukkah, the sanctuary choir will sing Robert Decormier’s joyful arrangement of the Peter, Paul and Mary song “Light One Candle.” They will also sing Giovanni Palestrina’s ethereal acapella renaissance piece “Sicut Cervus.” Julia Jaffe and Elizabeth Walsh will sing Rip Jackson’s setting of the Hanukkah text “Ner Li.” Guest Sarasa Ensemble cellist Jennifer Morsches will play a Rip Jackson’s original composition “Pas de Deux” (from The Beatitudes: A Journey of Compassion, Justice and Love Triumphant) for the postlude. For the centering music, she will play Camille Saint-Saëns’ lyrical and beautiful “The Swan” (from The Carnival of the Animals). And for the candle lighting music, Jennifer will play Bach’s mystical “Sarabande” (from Suite No. 2 for Solo Cello in d minor, BWV 1008).

There will be Sunday school classes for grades Pre-K through eight. The nursery will be open for infants and toddlers.