Worship With Us This Sunday
Prelude at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
"The Eightfold Path"
This multigenerational service will follow the life of the Buddha and the eightfold path of Buddhism. By walking this path, we will practice walking the spiritual path to enlightenment. We join together in ritual, song and meditation as one church community.
Led by Director Juliet Donaldson and the Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
The choir sings two favorites: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" (a unique adaptation of a theme by Mozart),
and Martin's "Eternal God"
Sunday, March 17, 2019
"The Journey is the Goal"
The Chinese mystical concept of the "Tao" can be translated as the "Way." But it also signifies the unity of all that is, the source and goal of all existence. We'll explore what it means for our spiritual pathway to be our spiritual goal. The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
James Kassal, bassoon, joins the Festival Choir in special music:
"The Lord Is My Shepherd," and "Cause Me to Hear Thy Loving Kindness". In addition, Jim will perform works for bassoon by Handel and Jancourt.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Forgiving others may be the hardest spiritual challenge we face in our relationships. To forgive is to accept the reality of what has happened to us and to let it go. Sometimes we can't do it on our own and we need help. The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
We welcome our Artists in Residence Coriolis Wind Ensemble who will perform a variety of works by composers Debussy, Joplin, and Ibert. Noey Cary, Ken Melnick, and James Kassal always bring refreshing and delightful sounds to our sanctuary.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
"How to Pray"
Across the centuries people have incorporated prayers in their daily lives. Medieval monks would wake in the middle of the night for Matins prayers, observant Muslims pray five times over the course of the day, and our church joins congregations around the world in saying the Lord's Prayer every Sunday. Individually, some people pray before meals, before big tests, and at night before they go to bed. Prayer may be see as the best way to a more spiritual life but how exactly are you supposed to pray anyway? Ministerial intern Andrew Coate preaching.
We welcome the Worcester Youth Orchestra Honors Woodwind Quintet.
For more information on each Sunday's choral music: www.FirstUMusic.com