Our next Fellowship event will be apple picking at Shelburne Farm (http://www.shelburnefarm.com/) in Stow, MA on Saturday, October 8th. We’ll meet at 1:00 p.m., near the store. Come pick apples, take a hayride, visit the animals, and munch on some yummy apple cider doughnuts or caramel apples. Please RSVP so we know to look for you! To RSVP, or if you need a ride, or if you have any questions, contact Ellen. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Worship: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Sermon: “Where’s Your Passport?”
Scripture: Luke 17: 11-19
In this scripture, Jesus encounters a group of lepers, forced to live in a contained area outside of the city. They were required to yell out to passersby that they were “unclean” so that no one would accidentally come into contact with them. In essence, they did not have the “proper” papers to enter into “normal” society. One of them, a Samaritan, was doubly excluded, because he was of a different ethnic group, a hated ethnic group. What do you think it meant to the 10 lepers that they were “healed”? What did it mean for their lives? Especially, do you, or anyone you know, not have the “proper papers” to enter into normal society? What would it mean to receive “healing” from Jesus here and now?
Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service. All are welcome!
The next Congregational Care/Deacon’s meeting will be on Sunday, October 9th, after coffee hour.
Nave Gallery announces the “Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community” show, running from September 24 – October 30, Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community (W2W), is a gallery exhibition of street art and street-inspired studio art that represents the ways art helps to build community. W2W is held in conjunction with the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church‘s annual social justice program, “Learn to Talk”. W2W affirms that art can help to build a more positive, equitable community for all. For more info, see http://navegallery.org/wp/wall-to-wall-street-art-communities/. The Somerville Journal also had an article about the show, and the church. To see the article: http://somerville.wickedlocal.com/news/20161001/walls-build-community-in-local-art-show
The “Learn to Talk” 3rd Annual Social Justice Poetry Reading “Writing on the Wall”, with Neil Callender, will be Sunday October 16th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. There will be a reading, followed by a question and answer session, then a community reception.
Neil Callender teaches at Roxbury Community College. In addition to his activities in student politics, he has worked in the airline industry and is a member of the International Association of Machinists. Neil holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and an undergraduate degree from Brown University. He is a member of the Liberation Poets Collective, and is published in their anthologies, “Poets Against the Killing Fields” and “Liberation Poetry: An Anthology”. Neil lives in Somerville, and is married to Somerville’s Poet Laureate Nicole Terez Dutton.
The date for the next Session meeting is Sunday, October 23rd, after church.
DO YOU HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST?
If you would like to have the Deacons and others in the congregation pray for you, you have two ways to ask for prayers: We now have an online prayer request list. You may email any prayer request, at any time, to email@example.com. This is a private list. If you’d like to help the Deacons pray for others, please send an email to Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If don’t have email or you are visiting our congregation, but have an important prayer request you need to share, we have set up a prayer request box, with prayer request cards that you can fill out and leave in the box. The box is in the back of the sanctuary. The Deacons will monitor the box, and share those prayer requests also.
We hope you find these helpful. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to give us feedback, feel free to email the deacons at email@example.com. Thank you!
Need a Ride? The deacons would like to ensure that everyone who wants to worship with us can. If you need a ride for worship (just once or every week), please contact the deacons (firstname.lastname@example.org or find our phone numbers in the church directory). Please tell us your address and how often you need a ride. Then we will match you with someone nearby. If you need a ride for any other church event, please notify the contact person for that event.
Want to be a greeter or a reader? Eager to bring coffee hour treats or support the nursery? Please let Craig know how you would like to share your time and talents (email@example.com).
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