Sermon: Living Free?
We welcome the Rev. R. Ward Holder as our guest worship leader and preacher. R. Ward Holder is professor of theology at Saint Anselm College and a minister member of the Presbytery of Boston. He has written and edited several books, concentrating upon the Reformation, the interpretation of scripture, and political theology. He has served in many roles in the presbytery, including service on COM, Nominating, Council, Stewardship and Budget, and the Permanent Judicial Commission. In 2014, he has the honor to serve as the moderator of the presbytery. He is a long-time friend of Clarendon Hill!
Scripture: Romans 6: 1-11
What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore, we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is free from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Join us for worship on Sunday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
On Sunday, June 22nd, the Deacons will meet right after coffee hour, in the Green Room.
Nave Gallery Music Series: The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, “Originals, Classics, and Rarities”
Music by Mary Lou Williams, Gary Mulligan, Duke Ellington and Mark Harvey. Saturday, June 28th at 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. For more info, see www.aardvarkjazz.com.
The Prayer Group
Meeting right after coffee hour, in the Green Room, on Sunday, June 29th. 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.
Nave Gallery Music Series: The Fourth Wall
Monday, June 30th, 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Fourth Wall explores a new hybrid of the performing arts in which musicians are also dancers and actors. Stretching the boundaries of instrumental performance, The Fourth Wall commissions new interdisciplinary works and reinterprets established repertoire to make music that leaps off the stage.
Hilary Abigana, flute
C. Neil Parsons, bass trombone
Greg Jukes, percussion
For more info, see www.TheFourthWallEnsemble.com.
The Men’s Bible Study Group
Will meet on Wednesday, July 2nd at Panera Bread at Porter Square at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, or Pierre.
Sunday Morning Service – Summer Hours 10:00pm
Beginning on Sunday, July 6th, our Sunday morning services will start at 10:00 a.m., rather than our usual 10:30 a.m.start time. This time will be in effect throughout the summer. We hope the church will be a little cooler at an earlier time, and we will get you out the door of the church a little bit earlier to enjoy the rest of your summer Sundays.
Mission at the Eastward (MATE) -North Parish Housing Ministry work camp
Sunday, July 13th – Friday, July 18th, based in Farmington, Maine. Join us for a day or two, or the whole week, as we work with others from the Presbytery of Boston to maintain and improve the housing for families in and around Farmington, Maine. For more information, please contact Ellen. (email@example.com)
Join Boston Presbytery’s Young Adult Volunteers for Table Gatherings Dinner!
On July 13, 4-7 pm at Church of the Covenant (67 Newbury St, Boston), enjoy an evening feast with the Presbytery’s four Young Adult Volunteers! The YAVs will teach participants to a cook a tasty dish learned during their year living and cooking together in intentional community, and then all will come together for dinner to celebrate their ministry among us. Please join us! Tickets are $50 per individual, $80 per couple, and will support living expenses for our 2014-2015 YAVs.
To purchase tickets: Send a check made out to the Presbytery of Boston, with “BFJYAV Dinner” in the memo line, to:
The Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteers Program
c/o Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powder House Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144
Questions? Contact Maggie Holmesheoran, Site Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the Young Adult Volunteer program and work in the Boston area at bostonfoodjusticeyavprogram.wordpress.com.