Easter Sunrise Service, begins at 6:00 a.m., at Nathan Tufts Park, Powderhouse Square. If you’d like to attend the service on Easter morning, meet the pastor at the church by 5:30 a.m. Rev. Allen will be leading the prayers of the people at the service.
Easter Worship at Clarendon Hill
Sermon: Standing on the Beach
Scripture: John 21:1-19
In our scripture passage from John, a group of the disciples go night fishing, and catch nothing. In the morning light, they see someone calling to them from shore, but they cannot make out who it is. But they do hear a question from this person, and everything changes for them as the reality of what he asks, and how he asks, sinks in. The resurrected Jesus is on the shore, and he creates a space of grace for them as they feverishly try to get back to the shore. Healing takes place, especially for Peter. They are fed, for they are truly hungry. This healing is also for us, and we too can be fed.
Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us for coffee and fellowship after the service. Coffee Hour and Fellowship will be held in the Nave Gallery, adjacent to the sanctuary.
Easter Flowers and Plants
Please bring your Easter plants and flowers to church on Sunday, April 5th. Easter lilies, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils or other spring flowers would all be welcome decorations for our sanctuary as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection.
If you would like to bring a sweet or savory snack to supplement our coffee hour spread for Easter Sunday, we would love to have you share them with us. Due to serious allergies, we have to ask for NO NUTS in your treats. Unless it needs to be refrigerated, the dish can be left in the Nave Gallery.
Somerville Early Head Start: 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.
Family Friendly Fellowship: Spring Potluck
Hosted at Craig and Jaja’s house: 10 Grant Ave., Medford, MA 02155, Saturday, April 11 from 4 to 7 pm. Bring a dish or beverage to share (no nuts please!) Please be aware also that they have 3 cats in case of allergies. All friends and family are most welcome. Please RSVP to Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are coming and what you will be bringing. Call Liz at 617-721-7871 if you have any questions or if you need a ride.
CHPC Bible Study
Bible study meets in a local restaurant every other week. For details on dates, time, place, and more information, please contact Kevin. (email@example.com)
Session will meet on Wednesday, April 8th 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, April 10th. If you are interested in learning more, or attending, please contact Salam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Education Group
Sunday, April 12th, the Adult Education group will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour. We will discuss Sabbath Economics, using two books: The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics by Ched Myers and Sabbath Economics: Household Practices by Matthew Colwell. See Pastor Allen if you’d like books, or more information. Everyone is welcome to join us!