Sermon: “Falling Down”
Scripture: Mark 5:21-43
Our stories from the Gospel this morning are intentionally connected by Mark to highlight the needs of two very different people. Note in your preparation how both of them fall down at the feet of Jesus, regardless of their very different social status. What does it mean to “fall down” in front of Jesus? Hint: this is another story about shame and honor, and self-identity issues.
Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service. All are welcome!
The Session will be meeting on Sunday, June 28th at 12:30 p.m., after church for a retreat.
Pastor Allen Regular Office Hours– he will be in the church office during the following times unless called away:
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1st, 3rd and 5th Monday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday afternoons: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
– – – Upcoming Events – – –
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)
Fellowship Event – Kimball Farm
ce Cream and ??? Join us for our next fellowship event, to be held on Saturday, July 25th (rain date: Saturday, August 1st) at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA (http://kimballfarm.com/westford/) Parking is free! In addition choosing from over 50 flavors of ice cream, you can try your hand at bumper boats, batting cages, a 9 hole golf course, a driving range or two different miniature golf courses. How about getting some great seafood, or browsing the country store, or checking out the farm animals? We’ll meet at 1:00 p.m., to start our adventure! If you need a ride, or want more information, please contact Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org). All are welcome!
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Prayer Request Email
The Deacons like to start a prayer request list that would be located online. We would set up an email list for folks to send prayer requests. The people on the email list would receive the request, and pray for whatever concerns or celebrations arrive. If you would like to be on the email list so that you could pray, please send an email to Ellen (email@example.com). Once we have collected email addresses, we will contact you with further information.
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Fundraiser for the Nave Gallery at Flatbread Pizza
Tuesday, June 30th, anytime after 5:00 p.m.
We are having a fundraiser for the Nave Galleries on Tuesday, June 30th at Flatbread Pizza in Davis Square. For each pizza sold, small or large, takeout or online after5:00 p.m., we get a percentage of the sale.
Please consider making this a pizza night for you, friends and family!
In addition, we will be having a raffle for a custom created Art Star hero cape, and limited edition prints donated by James Weinberg for sale.
We hope that you can stop by and show your support. Please help us spread the word!
Here’s more information about the art show, curated by members of the congregation, for Clarendon Hill’s Learn to Talk Series, this coming fall.
Embracing Differences: Mending the Isms and Schisms
DEADLINE: September 8, 2015
EXHIBITION DATES: October 4-31, 2015
LOCATION: Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA
CURATED BY: Claire Roll, Craig Milanesi
Is inequality the defining issue of our time? How does injustice show its face in our community? What impossible heights can we achieve as a society by embracing difference as strength? Racism, sexism and economic inequality are still systemic and deeply personal in America today, both influencing and influenced by global inequities. What does it take to mend the things that divide us? How do we let in the light?
The Nave Gallery seeks submissions that express an appreciation of the complexities of our differences, expose societies isms/schisms, and reflects the dreams for peace with justice in this world. We will consider works in the following media: painting, sculpture, photography, digital, mixed media, installation and performance.
For more information see: http://navegallery.org/wp/embracing-differences-mending-the-isms-and-schisms-cfe/