May 31, 2015 Announcements

Sermon: “And Yet, My Eyes Have Seen!”
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8
This wonderful vision of God’s grace in Isaiah is a wonderful way to speak about the work of the Spirit in our lives. What are the things that keep us from having a closer relationship with God? Are we feeling guilty about things in our past? Are we experiencing a sense of shame (a close cousin to feelings of guilt)? What is it that keeps us from relating closely to a life-giving God?

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. (

Housing for the summer needed!
This request was received through Mark Hoover, a student at Fletcher. If any of you have ideas, are interested, or can help out, please get in touch with Ellen (, and Ellen will give you contact information.

Hi all,

A friend who teaches at a public school in Philly is trying to help a really promising student go to Harvard’s secondary school program this summer. My friend’s taught her for the past two years, and she’s been working really hard to improve her writing, but unfortunately her school doesn’t have the resources to really challenge her.

Trapeta has received some funding from Harvard and a scholarship to cover the rest, and she’s super excited about going. Unfortunately, by the time she got the scholarship the Harvard housing was gone (it was first come first serve), and now the scholarship donors have retracted all but the money required for tuition.

For the past few weeks, she’s been working to raise money here, so she has some money to spend on housing, but I know it will be tricky for a high school student to find a room. Does anyone have any ideas for her or know a family that might be willing to take her in for this time? My friend’s vouched for her responsibility and maturity.

If anyone has any ideas, please pass them on, and I can put you in touch with Trapeta and her teacher. Educational opportunities in Philly’s public/charter schools are really not great right now, and I know this experience would mean a lot to Trapeta.

Deacons Meeting
The Deacons will meet on Sunday, May 31st, in the Green Room, right after coffee hour.

Boston Gay Pride Parade – Presbyterians for Pride
Presbyterians for Pride will be marching in the Boston Gay Pride parade, which will be held on Saturday, June 13th. The parade begins at noon. If you’d like more information or would be interested in attending, please contact Ellen. (

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