Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17
Sermon: “Now! Now! Now!”
Have you ever felt like you heard a “voice from the heavens” giving you some much needed sense of direction, or a sense of peace and understanding? Have you ever felt like some action you have taken has put you “right with God” in some special, deeper, eternal way? As you prepare for this week’s lessons, try to imagine Jesus, in his full humanity, taking this step with John as an act of trust. He knew the time was now.
Join us for worship on Sunday, January 12th at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
Also on January 12th – Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers presentation at CHPC
Boston Presbytery is in its first year as a site for the Young Adult Volunteer program of the PC(USA). Four talented “YAVs” are spending the year working with area congregations and non-profit organizations on the theme of “Food Justice” and will visit CHPC on Sunday, January 12th. In addition to participating in worship, they will make a presentation after the service about the YAV program in general and specifically their food justice work – from local food banks to global food security issues. Lunch will be provided, so please plan to come, invite friends and learn more about the combined efforts and important ministry of the YAVs. For any questions, please contact Ruth firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, January 10th, Horizons Bible Study
will meet at the home of a church member, at3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Salam (email@example.com).
The Porpentine Players have been rehearsing in our building, and are generously offering a special “Friends of the Cast” price to us. There are limited amounts of these, so if a date is sold out, another must be chosen.
The Porpentine Players Announce Their Inaugural Production
Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons, January 10 ‐ January 25, 2014 at the Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
A Man for All Seasons is the story of Henry VIII’s friend and Lord Chancellor Thomas More and his resistance to the King’s divorce. Bolt’s More is the ultimate man of conscience, who pays with his life for staying true to his beliefs.
The cast is led by Ronald Nelson Lacey (Elliot Norton-‐nominee, Outstanding Actor 2012) as More. Phil Thompson (All My Children, Boston’s Finest) plays Cromwell. Floyd Richardson (founder of Koinonia Theatre) is Norfolk. The cast also include Rob Noyes (founder of Post‐Meridian Radio Players) as Common Man, Conor Burke as Richard Rich, Jenny Gutbezahl as Alice More, April Singley as Margaret More, Geoffrey Pingree as Chapuys and Cranmer, Anthony Dangerfield as Cardinal Wolsey and Chapuys’ Attendant, Christopher Davis as William Roper, Jonathan Fisher as Henry VIII, and Mary Driscoll (founder and artistic director of On With Living and Learning Theatre) as Woman. The show is directed by Jon Taie (Winner of SlamBoston 2010), with sets and graphics by Sharon Lacey.
Tickets are $14 each through Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469058). Performance dates and times:
January 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30pm; January 12 and 19 at 3pm
For more information, visit porpentineplayers.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nave Music Series – The Yiddish Art Trio
will be performing at The Nave Somerville, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30pm. Fresh from their performance last week at The Kennedy Center, the Yiddish Art Trio is not to be missed! For more info, seehttps://www.facebook.com/navemusicsomerville.
Session will meet
at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 13th.
The Men’s Bible Study Group
will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Panera Bread at Porter Square onWednesday, January 22nd. Please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre for more details.
The Annual Meeting is coming!
Mark your calendars now, for Sunday, January 26th (with a snow date of February 2nd.) We will hold our congregational meeting in the basement, immediately following the service. It includes a potluck lunch. This is the time to hear reports from our pastor and from various committees about the work of the church during the past year, as well as having a chance to elect elders, deacons, and officers of the congregation.
Do you like to knit or crochet?
Here’s an opportunity to use your skills to help further marriage equality! More Light Presbyterians is once again calling for knitted or crocheted scarves to be given out at this year’s General Assembly, which will be held in Detroit in June. For more general information, see:http://www.mlp.org/2013/10/23/call-knit-crochet-pray-way-ga/. If you’d like a pattern for a simple two-sided scarf, or a simple cowl/infinity scarf, or more information about Clarendon Hill’s contribution to this effort, contact Ellen (email@example.com).