Sermon:”What Are You Lookin’ At?!”
The scriptures for this Sunday speak directly to our deepest fears, whatever they may be. Let us explore how they might be helpful for us as we approach the darkness of Good Friday.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9
Join us for worship on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
Please note that we are worshiping in the basement fellowship area of the church (over by the kitchen) due to work that is taking place in the sanctuary.
Somerville Early Head Start: Emergency Food Pantry
This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, so we will be collecting food for the emergency food pantry run by Somerville Early Head Start. You can deposit your non-perishable items in the baskets in the entry, outside the sanctuary doors. Thanks for helping to reduce food scarcity in Somerville.
Members Per Capita
Clarendon Hill is a member congregation of the National Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., the Synod of the Northeast, and the the Presbytery of Boston. As part of our membership in this connectional church, our local presbytery, our regional Synod and the national General Assembly ask each church to contribute a certain amount to cover administrative costs. This amount is determined according to the size of a church’s membership – it’s per capita. The per capita amount is not a church tax, nor in any way is paying per capita a requirement of membership. While the total amount due from our church is covered by our church budget, we ask members who can pay the “per capita” (or a portion of it) to do so as a way of recognizing our connection to and appreciation of the larger Presbyterian Church, as well as supporting our church budget in a particular way. The per capita amount this year is $52.00 per member – $40.00 of which goes to support the Presbytery of Boston. Please give as you can to this. If you have offering envelopes, please use the blue envelope marked “per capita”.
New Hymnal Donations
Our new “Glory to God” hymnals are here! If you’d like to help “give our congregation the gift of song”, you ‘ll find envelopes out on the table in the narthex. For a $20.00 donation, you can help to pay for a hymnal, and have a bookplate placed in the hymnal in memory or in honor of a loved one. Envelopes can be placed in offering plates during the service, or handed to a member of the congregation.
Focus on Mission: One Great Hour of Sharing
Beginning this week, our Focus on Mission during the service will be the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. The offering will be collected on Palm Sunday (March 29th). Donations are split equally between Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), Self Development of People (SDOP) and the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP). Come find out more about the worthy work that the OGHS supports, and please give as generously as you are able.
Family Fellowship Event: Bowling and Pizza at Flatbread
Join us Saturday afternoon, March 21st for bowling and pizza at Flatbread Pizza in Davis Square. Get out of the house, get some exercise, celebrate the arrival of spring (on the calendar at least!), eat yummy pizza, and fellowship with us. All are welcome. Look for more information closer to the date – but mark your calendars now.
The Deacons will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour on Sunday, March 22nd
CHPC Bible Study
The Clarendon Hill Bible Study will meet at Mr. Crepe in Davis Square on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m. (Please note change in date and location.) For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre.
Presentation: Water and Spirituality in Palestine/Israel
On Sunday, March 29th we will host Nidal al-Azraq, along with our own Paul Beran, for a discussion about Water and Spirituality in Palestine/Israel. Nidal al-Azraq has been working on a water conservation project in one of the refugee camps in the West Bank. He is affiliated with the Boston Alliance for Water Justice. The presentation with be after coffee hour, in the fellowship area, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. All are welcome to join us on Palm Sunday for this presentation.
Session will meet on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m.
The Horizons Bible Study Group for Women
Meeting in the home of a member at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10th. If you are interested in learning more, or attending, please contact Salam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Education Group
Sunday, April 12th, the Adult Education group will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour. We will discuss Sabbath Economics, using two books: The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics by Ched Myers and Sabbath Economics: Household Practices by Matthew Colwell. See Pastor Allen if you’d like books, or more information. Everyone is welcome to join us!