January 22: Embracing the Exile

Rev. Beth Marshall
Worship Associate: Annette Krusewicz
Many believe that we are living in a time where marginalized individuals are at greater risk than ever before. This morning’s service is in part inspired by the haunting questions asked by Ysaye M. Barnwell in her song, “Would You Harbor Me?”. Her questions are particularly appropriate as we ask ourselves the same questions this winter. Barnwell asks:
Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew
a heretic, convict or spy?
Would you harbor a run-away woman, or child,
a poet, a prophet, a king?
Would you harbor an exile, or a refugee,
a person living with AIDS?
Would you harbor a Tubman, a Garrett, a Truth
a fugitive or a slave?
Would you harbor a Haitian Korean or Czech,
a lesbian or a gay?
Would you harbor me?
Would I harbor you?
Musician: Jackson Froman.
 In the school age classroom, Edie Cultu, Roberta McCall, and Diane Guthrie will host a topic centered around Mind, Body, and Spirit Development.