Chichester Psalms: Worship in Music and Message

Chichester Psalms: Worship in Music and Message

May 07, 2017
Rev. Justin Schroeder, Rev. Ruth MacKenzie

This Sunday, May 7, the First Universalist Choir will lead worship, performing “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein. Please join us for this special, music-filled worship service at 9:30 or 11:15 a.m.!

Order of Service: May 7 Order of Service

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Offering Recipient: TRUST, Inc. (give here)

May Worship Theme: Embodiment
In her poem, “Shoulders,” Naomi Shihab Nye describes a man carrying his child across a busy street. He looks left and right several times, knowing he carries precious cargo. As he does, “His ear fills up with breathing. He hears the hum of a boy’s dream deep inside him.” She then says, “We’re not going to be able to live in this world if we’re not willing to do what he’s doing with one another.” Religion is more than just affirming a set of beliefs. Religion is embodying those principles in the real world, as a parent, a friend, an advocate, an ally, a lover, a colleague. We are here to have our ears filled with the world’s breathing and embody the hum of one another’s dreaming deep inside our living.

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