Autumn has arrived. In the words of John Keats as set in an anthem by Will Chiles that the choir will sing at this service, "How Beautiful the Season! How fine and sharp the air!" Come Autumn time here in New England, we experience both the beauty of the season's brilliant colors, the pure sunlight and sharp air, as well as a sense of sadness as the summer plants die and the leaves fall. It too is atime when the days are getting shorter, and we move inward to warm ourselves at the hearth. So many different feelings rise up in each of us at this time of year. We will celebrate the season and reflect upon the meaning we draw from it with a beautiful choral vesper service at 6:45 PM on Thursday, October 18. The First Parish Adult and Youth Choirs, under the direction of Mike Pfitzer, will be singing chants and anthems of the season, and they will be joined by guest soloist, Caitlin Felsman who will perform Roger Quilter's, "Autumn Evening." Our organist and pianist, Sanghee Kim, will be joined by Jonathan Daisy, flute, Heather Sugioka, oboe, and other church instrumentalists. The service will be led by The Rev. Tom Rosiello, with assistance from Trisha Guditz, Worship Associate. In addition to beautiful choral and instrumental music, the service will also include poems and other readings, hymns, and a short reflection on the season. There will also be an opportunity to light candles and share thoughts as well as a time of silent prayer and reflection. Come and feed your soul. This service is the perfect way to end a hectic day. All are welcome and we hope you will join us.