Sermon: “Help!” Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23
When Jesus went back into “Galilee of the Nations”, it was to a place of oppression and risk. John the Baptist had just been arrested, and Jesus goes right into the area ruled by Herod to begin his ministry. This was an area filled with oppression. Into this “darkness”, the scripture tells us a great Light appears to help the people gain new perspectives and to be healed. That Light, as we learn throughout scripture, helps us to see new perspectives and healing perspectives on whatever challenges we are facing, and how to address those challenges in empowering and powerful ways.
Join us for worship on Sunday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
Annual meeting this Sunday!
We will hold our congregational meeting in the basement on January 26th, immediately following the service. It includes a potluck lunch. Please plan to bring an appetizer, soup, salad, side dish, main dish, dessert or beverage to share. This is the time to hear reports from our pastor and from various committees about the work of the church during the past year, look at the budget for the upcoming year, and electing elders, deacons, and officers of the congregation. All are welcome to attend!
Nave Music Series – Bards, Gazelles, Squirrels, and Sonatas:
New Music by Jim Dalton, Karl Henning, Nancy Rexford and Charles Turner. Music for clarinet, guitar, mandolin, flute, piccolo, piano, shakuhachi, bass, violin and voice. February 1st at 8:00 p.m. at Clarendon Hill. For more information, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/1383292031930197/.
Our monthly prayer group will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour on Sunday, February 9th. Jesus said, ‘When two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.” Bring your prayers about whatever joys or concerns you may have on your mind and in your heart. All are welcome to attend.
Horizons Bible Study
At 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14th at the home of a member. For more information, please contact Salam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 8th CHPC Quarterly Potluck
Save the date (think spring!) and more details to come.
Do you like to knit or crochet?
Here’s an opportunity to use your skills to help further marriage equality! More Light Presbyterians is once again calling for knitted or crocheted scarves to be given out at this year’s General Assembly, which will be held in Detroit in June. For more general information, see:http://www.mlp.org/2013/10/23/call-knit-crochet-pray-way-ga/. If you’d like a pattern for a simple two-sided scarf, or a simple cowl/infinity scarf, or more information about Clarendon Hill’s contribution to this effort, contact Ellen (email@example.com).