Prior Services

April 19, 2020: Gail Hardenbergh

Join our guest speaker, Gail Hardenbergh, this Sunday as she shares her thoughts about, “Out of Tune? Neurobiology to the Rescue!” She’ll explore ways we can help ourselves during this highly stressful period in our lives.. Gail is a local psychotherapist and longtime congregation member.

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April 12, 2020: Bunnies, Eggs, and Whatnot…

What can we find in the story of the resurrection, if we do not believe in original sin or resurrection, that might inspire us to feel renewed and live more fully? How much of the tradition of this time of year is an amalgamation of Judea Christian and Pagan traditions and beliefs? What about just enjoying a fun sermon about Bunnies, Eggs, and Whatnot? Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the congregation at First Parish as we celebrate the best of spring, wear your favorite hat!

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April 5, 2020: On The Road To Find Out (Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday is traditionally a time of Joy in the Christian calendar, a time of homecoming. Life is a journey that ultimately brings us home for good or for ill. What can we expect upon arrival and what might unfold unexpectedly? This week will be treated as a holy week of discovery. To live through the darkest night and arrive renewed at Easter. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty and the congregation at First Parish as we meander through the unpacking of Christian mythology, religious tradition and participate in a week of discovery, heartbreak and renewal.

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March 29, 2020: Resilience

This sermon has evolved into a discussion about Resilience. What have we faced in our lives and how can we find meaning in difficult times. At a time when I am unable to hug you in person, I hug you with words. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she shares her thoughts about this time in history as an opportunity for ingenuity and self-reflection about what is most important in this one precious life.

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March 22, 2020: Indigenous Wisdom

Rev. Marjorie will not be preaching this Sunday. We welcome the Rev. Katie Lee Crane, Minister Emeritus, who will be preaching on the lessons she learned from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.  “This book affirms my own discoveries of spiritual sources in nature,” she says, “for me it’s an endorsement for how we can find many dimensions of holiness in the natural world.”

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March 15, 2020: Celebration Sunday

Join the members and friends of the First Parish of Sudbury this Sunday as they renew their commitment to the Parish and to one another. Join Rev. Dr. Marjorie Matty as she recounts the history and meaning held within the polity of this great New England institution.

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March 1, 2020: Welcome

This Sunday, we welcome our new members! The worship theme at First Parish this Month is Forgiveness. This week we will be addressing the ways that blame for other’s trespasses can be foisted upon us when we may be blameless. How do we let go of the circumstances that...

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February 23, 2020: Needed

What does it feel like to be needed and what does it feel to need? At some point in our lives we have each experienced both sides of this coin of need and this Sunday we will wonder about the question: is it better to be needed and what does it say about us when we...

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