Music history is focus of Sunday worship

Trust that God is best able to distinguish wheat from weeds.

Jan Zimmerman

Music Director Jan Zimmerman discussed how the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:24-30) indicates that God is best suited to judge who is or is not a member of God’s kingdom.

In her sermon, she explored how sacred music has expanded and changed over centuries and how sacred and secular music influence each other. She highlighted the fact that in the U.S. the influx (voluntary or involuntary) of people from many cultures over time has led to the development of many musical styles, including ragtime and jazz.

Deacon Isabelle Draper assisted with the service, and Yevgenia Semeina played heavenly organ music.

Summer services at Newton Highlands Congregational Church traditionally feature lay leadership.

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