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Sermons from First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2021

On the First Sunday in Lent Rev. Marta Flanagan considers what we are to make of Jesus: the teacher, prophet, savior and liberator. Next month on the first day of Passover Marta will preach the second sermon in this series: “Moses What?”

The art referenced in this episode is contained in the episode thumbnail and includes:

  • Superman Jesus, Unknown
  • Head of Christ, Warner Sallman, 1940
  • Christ Pantocrator of St. Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai, 6th century
  • Forensic Rendering of Christ, Richard Neave
  • Bright Hope Baptist Church, Philadelphia PA, 1964
  • Jesus of the People, Janet McKenzie, 1999
  • A Last Supper, Lorna May Wadsworth 2010
  • Wales Window, John Petts, 1965


Podcast introduction music composed and played by First Parish Music Director Emeritus, Kenneth Seitz: “Amen, Blessed Be;"
number 14 in the First Parish songbook, Singing Toward Justice.

Introduction language is the Mission Statement adopted in 2010 spoken here by First Parish lay leaders and Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan.