Sermon: “An Unsettled Life”
In this brief ending to the Gospel of Matthew, the presence of Jesus on the mountain has an unsettling effect on at least some of the disciples, and maybe on all of them. What does it mean for us if Christ is truly risen? How does it change anything about our lives? What do we do with our doubts and uncertainties? Does our faith offer a way forward?
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 (NRSV)
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Join us for worship on Sunday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
Nave Gallery Music Series: A Night of Cole Porter with Christine Fawson and David Thorne Scott
Sunday, June 15th, at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary
Celebrate Fathers’ Day with one of the Founding Fathers of American music!
Cole Porter is one of the greatest composers of the Great American Songbook, bringing wit, romance and style to generations of music-lovers. Christine Fawson (trumpet, voice) and David Thorne Scott (piano, voice) are 21st-century torch bearers of these classic songs, singing and playing their way through Porter’s gems with originality, virtuosity and humor.
As members of the vocal group Syncopation, Christine and David performed with the Boston Pops at the 2009 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Christine has performed as a solo artist at festivals and concerts in the U.S., Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Spain and Mexico. David’s jazz album “Shade” was chosen as a top 5 CD by the Jazz Education Journal, while Cadence Magazine says “he phrases like a saxophone player and is as slippery and hip as the young Mel Tormé.” Both are faculty members at the Berklee College of Music.
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/navemusicsomerville
The Men’s Bible Study Group
Will be meeting on Wednesday, June 18th at Panera Bread at Porter Square at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre.
On Sunday, June 22nd, the Deacons will meet right after coffee hour, in the Green Room.
Nave Gallery Music Series: The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, “Originals, Classics, and Rarities”
music by Mary Lou Williams, Gary Mulligan, Duke Ellington and Mark Harvey. Saturday, June 28th at 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. For more info, see www.aardvarkjazz.com.
The Prayer Group will meet right after coffee hour, in the Green Room, on Sunday, June 29th. 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.
Nave Gallery Music Series: The Fourth Wall, Monday, June 30th, 8:00 p.m.in the sanctuary.
The Fourth Wall explores a new hybrid of the performing arts in which musicians are also dancers and actors. Stretching the boundaries of instrumental performance, The Fourth Wall commissions new interdisciplinary works and reinterprets established repertoire to make music that leaps off the stage.
Hilary Abigana, flute | C. Neil Parsons, bass trombone | Greg Jukes, percussion
For more info, see www.TheFourthWallEnsemble.com.
Summer Church Hours
Beginning on Sunday, July 6th, our Sunday morning services will start at 10:00 a.m., rather than our usual 10:30 a.m. start time. This time will be in effect throughout the summer. We hope the church will be a little cooler at an earlier time, and we will get you out the door of the church a little bit earlier to enjoy the rest of your summer Sundays.
Mission at the Eastward (MATE) -North Parish Housing Ministry Work Camp
Sunday, July 13th – Friday, July 18th, based in Farmington, Maine. Join us for a day or two, or the whole week, as we work with others from the Presbytery of Boston to maintain and improve the housing for families in and around Farmington, Maine. For more information, please contact Ellen. (email@example.com)
Join Boston Presbytery’s Young Adult Volunteers for Table Gatherings Dinner!
On July 13, 4-7 pm at Church of the Covenant (67 Newbury St, Boston), enjoy an evening feast with the Presbytery’s four Young Adult Volunteers! The YAVs will teach participants to a cook a tasty dish learned during their year living and cooking together in intentional community, and then all will come together for dinner to celebrate their ministry among us. Please join us! Tickets are $50 per individual, $80 per couple, and will support living expenses for our 2014-2015 YAVs.
To purchase tickets: Send a check made out to the Presbytery of Boston, with “BFJYAV Dinner” in the memo line, to:
The Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers Program
c/o Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powder House Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144
Questions? Contact Maggie Holmesheoran, Site Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the Young Adult Volunteer program and work in the Boston area at bostonfoodjusticeyavprogram.wordpress.com.