Nov 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am

There is much that we think we know about Islam, and more that we have yet to learn. In this time of rising Islamaphobia, it is important that we understand the faith of our Muslim fellow citizens. What do our faiths  have in common? Rev. Anne will explore what the upside-down stories of the Mullah Nasrudin have to teach us about opening our heart, and seeing the world in a new way.


This Sunday, guest pianist Yukiko Sekino will join baritone David Meharry in sharing their musical gifts during worship. David will sing Moses Hogan’s lovely arrangement of “Deep River” and Haydn’s passionate “Rolling in Foaming Billows” (from The Creation). For the centering music, offertory and postlude, Yukiko will pay Ludvig van Beethoven’s fiery “Prestissimo” (from Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1) and Robert Schumann’s lyrical “Posthumous Variation IV” (from Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13) and his serene “Des Abends” (from Fantasiestücke, Op. 12). Praised for her “thrilling, inspirational performance” (Florida Sun-Sentinel) and “elegance of line, leaping energy” (San Jose Mercury News), Yukiko Sekino’s career  encompasses a wide range of interests. She made her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 16, and has since performed with the New World Symphony and Harvard-Radcliff Orchestra, among others. Dr. Sekino graduated from Harvard University and the Julliard School, and holds a doctoral degree from SUNY Stony Brook. She has given master classes in the US and China.

Rev. Anne Mason, Worship Leader

audio-icon-small Listen to last week’s Thanksgiving story as told by Rev. Anne Mason, Lisa Maria Steinberg, LRE, and members of the congregation.