Feb 9, 2014 Announcements

Scripture:   Isaiah 58;   Matthew 5:13-16

Sermon:  “When It Pours, It Restores”

The last part of the book of Isaiah has always been intimately connected to our understanding of the life and ministry of Christ in the world.  What does it mean to worship God in the light of our relationship with Christ?  As an answer to that, we are asked by Jesus in our gospels this week to consider the meaning and importance of being salt and light for others.  It is good to remember that we are part of the great call of God to be agents of transformation and healing.  Our world needs it, we need it.  Note in the scripture the various places where the notion of restoration is present.

Join us for worship on Sunday, February 9th at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

Prayer Group
Our monthly prayer group will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour on Sunday, February 9th. 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.

International Student Potluck!  
Sunday, February 9th, 6-8pm – Whether you’re a current student, recent grad, work with international issues or want to join the fellowship of CHPC’s international community, we will gather on Sunday, February 9th at 6pm at the manse (50 Curtis Street, 1 block from church).  A great time to invite friends from school to meet the CHPC family!   Please bring a dish to share.  Street parking on Curtis Street is open on Sundays, or you can use the lot at the West Somerville Neighborhood School (entrance at 177 Powderhouse Blvd or via Raymond Street, off of Curtis). If you have any questions or would like a ride, please contact Ruth ruth.rhoads.allen@gmail.com or talk with Allen at church.

The Men’s Bible Study Group 
Meets at 6:30 p.m. at Panera Bread at Porter Square on Wednesday, February 19th.  Please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre for more details.

CHPC Quarterly Potluck
March 8th  – Save the date (think spring!) and more details to come.

The Clarendon Hill Church Directory
A draft copy of the Clarendon Hill church directory is available.  You can find it on the table at the back of the sanctuary.  Please take a look at it, and let us if there are corrections or additions that are need.  Once we have it updated, we will print copies for distribution. If you would like an electronic copy of the directory, please contact Ellen. (ellends1313@gmail.com)

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