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Sunday Worship Service:

Sep 7 - Jun 21: 11:00 am | Jun 27 - Aug 31: 10:00 am 

Pastors' Blog
Lisa Straus

Dear Sisters & Brothers-

This week, our Creation Stewardship Lenten theme takes us to the passage in Genesis where God gives dominion to humankind over all the plants and animals God has created. As I have mulled over merging this idea of humankind's dominion with Palm Sunday, I have landed in Psalm 72.

Sunday, March 29 - Palm Sunday

Join us at 11:00am this Sunday for a procession of Palms and a worship service full of joy and anticipation.  During worship, the Chancel Choir will round out our earth-focused Lenten series with Copland’s 15-minute, entirely a cappella, choral masterpiece, In the Beginning.  In it, Copland illustrates each day of creation in spectacular musical detail.


Holy Week

Maundy Thursday (April 2) we will gather at 6:30pm for the Foot-Washing Rite.  At 7:00pm we will follow the Passion story through the last supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas' betrayal and Peter's denial.  We will gather at Christ's table and serve communion to one another. On Good Friday (April 3) there will be a Tenebrae Worship Service at 7:00pm. We will listen to the seven last words of Jesus from a variety of perspectives and personal testimonies, while extinguishing light.


On Easter Morning, April 5, we will be getting a head start on the joyous celebrations by bringing back one of the great traditions of Christian worship, the Easter Sunrise Service. We will gather at the SW corner of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir at 6:15 (corner of Beacon and St. Thomas.

Beginning at 9:45am we welcome all to come join us for breakfast in our Parlor.

The nursery for children up through age 5 will open at 10:45am.

At 10:30am will be the Choral Prelude, with String Quartet - excepts from Handel's Messiah.

Trio Cleonice and Friends, a monthly chamber music series in the Parlor at United Parish in Brookline, presents "The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice" on Tuesday, April 7th at 7 pm.