Sermon: “Providential Light”
Scripture: Mark 4:26-34; selections from 2 Corinthians 4 and 5
We are continuing our study of how faith in Christ is addressing our vulnerabilities/fears and our tendencies toward shame-based living. This week we bring in the notion of providence, of how God is at work (relentlessly) to transform the ways we have been living our lives. A focus for our worship preparation this week could be 2 Corinthians 4:6 (hearkening back to Genesis 1:3), a clear reminder of God’s ongoing work of creation through the providential light of the Spirit.
Adult Education: Sabbath Economics and Watershed Discipleship
The Adult Education group will be meeting after coffee hour in the Green Room on Sunday, June 14th. We will conclude our discussion about Sabbath Economics and Watershed Discipleship. All are welcome to attend!
Work Day – Open Center Repair
There will be a work day at the church on Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM – 2 PM to prepare the basement for the Open Center. This winter the church suffered extensive damage to the Open Center and Allen’s office due water damage caused by an ice dam. The church’s insurance has given money for the repairs. The building circle has arranged with a contractor and the Open Center to perform all of the work for one week in July. During this week, the Open Center will be temporarily residing in the basement. Please come to this work day to help us prepare for their stay and help us to continue to build our partnership with the Open Center. Many hands make light work!
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday, June 27th: We are planning a CHPC restaurant outing. Location and time is yet to be determined. If you would like to make suggestions or would like more information, please speak to Kevin after church service or via email. (email@example.com)
The Session will be meeting on Sunday, June 28th at 7:30 after church for a retreat.
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!
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.