May 25, 2014 Announcements

Scripture:  Psalm 60: 8-20  and John 14: 15-21   
Sermon:  Close Encounter
We welcome the Rev. Patricia Budd Kepler as our guest preacher and worship leader this coming Sunday.  We also welcome the Rev. Thomas Kepler.  The Keplers have a decades-long relationship with Clarendon Hill.  Pat was the pastor here before Karl Gustafson, and she recently served as Interim University Chaplain at Tufts.  Tom served here before Pat did, and he was also a valuable member of the choir.   Pat and Tom currently serve as pastors at First Presbyterian Church in Waltham.  It is always a blessing to have them with us.

Join us for worship on Sunday, May 25th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

Save the Date! Spring Fellowship event!  
On Saturday, May 31st at 1pm, we will meet at the Boston Common for a picnic lunch and an afternoon of enjoying the spring weather.  We can enjoy socializing in the common, strolling through the Boston Public Garden, and riding the famous swan boats (adults $3, seniors $2.50, children age 2-15 $1.50, children under 2 FREE!).  Please bring your own picnic lunch and if you want to bring extra food to share, you may.  Also feel free to bring frisbees, etc. to enjoy in the park.  Questions? Visit the Boston Public Garden website contact Jenny Herzig (jnherzig2@gmail.com617-797-2467).

Deacon’s Meeting
There will be a Deacon’s Meeting after coffee hour in the Green Room on Sunday, June 1st.

Scarves Deadline for General Assembly
Deadline for scarves is Sunday, June 1st.  Let Ellen ( know if you have completed scarves that can be sent for the 2014 General Assembly meeting.  She will be sending the scarves off to More Light Presbyterians on June 2nd, along with our love and prayers.

The Men’s Bible Study Group 
Wednesday, June 4th at Panera Bread at Porter Square at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Kevin, Josh, Solimar or Pierre.

Nave Gallery Music Series: The 9th Ear
Friday, June 6th, 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  A group of composer-performers from the Boston and North Shore area of Massachusetts.  For more info, see

Ministry Circle Fair
Sunday, June 8th: Ministry circle fair during coffee hour after the service. The Session and Deacons have spent lots of time in the past few months working out a new way to organize our ministry and operations in a way that will let us all thrive. Please come to the ministry circle fair to hear from the circle leaders about the exciting opportunities we have for you. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and find ways to engage in the work of the church.

Session Meeting
The Session will meet on Tuesday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m.

The Presbyterians for Pride
The Boston Gay Pride Parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14th.  Join us, and fellow members of the Presbytery of Boston, as we march in the parade.  The Presbyterians for Pride will be walking the 2.2 mile route in down town Boston for the 3rd year.  If you’ll be joining us, let Ellen know.  (

Nave Gallery Music Series:  Somerville Squeezebox Slam
Saturday, June 14th 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville. Free! Rain location:  Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church.  For more info, see

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