Sermon: “Into the Sacred Waters”
Scripture: Mark 1:1-15
On this Reformation Sunday, we are celebrating with the Ma family the baptism of their son. What a glorious thing this is to do, for baptism is a gift from God to us. And when we celebrate this Sunday, we are also remembering and reaffirming our own baptism as a marker and reminder of what God has done for us. Let us wade into the sacred waters this week as a congregation, and be guided by the Reformation motto “Reformed, and always reforming” as we engage and immerse ourselves into the sacred places and relationships of our lives.
Join us for worship on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
We will celebrate with joy the baptism of the son of Laura and Ryan Ma on Sunday, October 26th. May God’s blessings be with their family.
The Men’s Bible Study
Meeting at Panera Bread in Porter Square on Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre.
All Soul’s Day
Sunday, November 2 – A Celebration of Students – All students of all ages! Join us for a mid-semester break – the Deacons will have a special treat for you…
Potluck and Program: “Grief and Loss: A Spiritual Challenge”
Sunday, November 16th – We’ll have a potluck meal after the service and then a presentation from Melissa Kelley. Melissa M. Kelley is associate professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and the faculty director of the Professional Ministry Practicum at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Mark your calendars!
ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS
Nave Gallery – Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice
Special exhibit! The Nave Gallery, located in our building, will be holding a special show in October. Celebrating the gallery’s 10th anniversary, it’s called Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice and will be curated by our former pastor, Karl Gustafson. Please note Sunday, October 5th, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in your calendar, and plan to attend the opening! Karl will be visiting the area for a week, and will be at the opening.
The Blues as Truth-Telling: Scott Ainslie in Concert
Sunday, October 26th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and civil rights today with noted blues historian and musician, Scott Ainslie.
5:00 p.m.: Community Reception to meet the artist (free)
6:00 p.m.: Concert and discussion ($10.00 suggested donation)
Public welcome! More information about Scott Ainslie at http://scottainslie.com/