Bishop Gayle E. Harris will preside at a service of Anti-Oppression Lessons and Carols for Epiphany, on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston.
St. James's Church in Cambridge has been invited to offer the service of lessons and carols from its tradition set by its parish Anti-Oppression Team in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The service includes traditional as well as less common Scripture passages focused on the human struggle to include people of every description in the family of God. Carols range from old favorites to new compositions and include a number of African-American freedom songs.
St. James's minister of music, Pat Michaels, will lead the music, and the St. James's Choir invites any and all singers to join in the offertory anthem, "The Storm is Passing Over." Anyone who would like to join the choir should e-mail Michaels at email@example.com to get a copy of the music, and then arrive at 11 a.m. for a rehearsal before the service.
Everyone is invited to come and to bring family, friends and neighbors, and to join their prayers with those of the community for this service to inspire and encourage the continuing work toward healing wounds of oppression among the whole of God's people.
Questions may be directed to the Rev. Holly Antolini at St. James’s Church, Cambridge (617-547-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org).