Sermon: “Food Justice as a Sacramental Act”
As we celebrate the ministry of our Young Adult Volunteers this Sunday (and their ministry around Food Justice), it is good to focus on what it means for us to gather around the Table for Communion Sunday. I think in the passage from First Corinthians this week, it is not an accident that Paul simply reminds the Corinthian church that Jesus said “This is my body that is for you” — not, as we usually hear it, “that is broken for you” … Paul’s version raises questions about who constitutes the “body of Christ” and what is being given to each of us. As always, we serve a God of grace, and the Table is at the least a reminder of the greatest gift that Christ has offered to us.
Scripture: First Corinthians 11:17-34
Join us for worship on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
Coffee Hour with Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers
Come to coffee hour on March 1st to hear from our Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers, Hope Seggelink and Amanda Moak. They will share some of their knowledge and experiences about their time here, and the work they are doing.
The Young Adult Volunteer program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provides young adults with the opportunity to spend a year in full-time mission service while living in intentional community. There are sites across the United States and around the world.
The Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer (BFJYAV) Program gives young adults the opportunity to engage in the mission of Presbytery congregations and their partner non-profits to secure healthy and sustainable food for all people. YAVs are intended to serve as catalysts of connectional partnerships for either the development of new relationships between congregations and non-profit organizations in their community, or to bring new life to pre-existing partnerships of the same nature.
Hope is serving with the Church of the Covenant and the Women’s Lunch Place (a day shelter for women) in Boston. Amanda is serving with the Presbyterian Church in Burlington, People Helping People (a food pantry), and the Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation.
Please note that we are worshiping in the basement fellowship area of the church (over by the kitchen) due to work that is taking place in the sanctuary.
Somerville Early Head Start: Emergency Food Pantry
This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, so we will be collecting food for the emergency food pantry run by Somerville Early Head Start. You can deposit your non-perishable items in the baskets in the entry, outside the sanctuary doors. Thanks for helping to reduce food scarcity in Somerville.
Fellowship Event: Christian Rock Concert
The christian rock band Red (www.redmusiconline.com) is playing a concert at the Palladium in Worcester on Sunday, 3/1/15 @ 6 PM. Several church members are going to go. If you are interested in attending, please contact Josh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Event Details: http://www.thepalladium.net/event/768619-red-worcester/
Adult Education Group
Next Sunday on March 8th, the Adult Education group will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour. Everyone is welcome to join!
CHPC Bible Study
The Clarendon Hill Bible Study will meet at Mr. Crepe in Davis Square on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. (Please note change in date and location.) For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre.
Session will meet on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m.
The Horizons Bible Study Group for Women
Meeting in the home of a member at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13th. If you are interested in learning more, or attending, please contact Salam at email@example.com.
The Deacons will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour on Sunday, March 22nd
New Hymnal Donations
Our new “Glory to God” hymnals are here! If you’d like to help “give our congregation the gift of song”, you ‘ll find envelopes out on the table in the narthex. For a $20.00 donation, you can help to pay for a hymnal, and have a bookplate placed in the hymnal in memory or in honor of a loved one. Envelopes can be placed in offering plates during the service, or handed to a member of the congregation.