Sermon: “Prayer from the Heart”
In our passage from Philippians this week, Paul tells people not to “worry about anything.” Paul must be a little crazy to think that it is possible not to worry. I certainly think that not to worry is one of the hardest commandments Paul could say to that ancient church and to us! As human beings, is it possible not to worry? Our prayers of the people time each week is evidence enough that opportunities to worry are not in short supply. We will focus this week on what God’s Word to us might say about prayer and peace. In preparation, I suggest reflecting on Paul’s statement that the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds.
Scripture: Philippians 4:1-9
Join us for worship on Sunday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
HONK!Fest Parade in Somerville
October 12th: Join us to walk from the church to view the parade in Davis Square. More information at http://honk.fest.org/2014-festival/schedule/
Fall Fellowship Event-Apple Picking and/or wine tasting!
Saturday, Oct. 18th, 1pm-Join us on Saturday October 18th at Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton for Apple Picking and/or wine tasting! We will meet in front of the winery building at 1pm. Wine tasting is $6, and apple picking is $15 for a peck or $25 for a 1/2 bushel. If enough of us want to pick apples, we can split the cost of a bag. There are picnic tables on site that we can use to eat a snack or mingle. If anyone needs a ride please contact Jenny Herzig and we will set something up. Questions? Visit Nashoba’s website at http://www.nashobawinery.com/ or email Jenny Herzig firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 19th: We will meet in the Green Room after coffee hour. 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.
Conversations on Eco-Justice:
Wednesday, October 22nd: Introduction to the Watershed Discipleship Movement
Gathering begins at 6:30,ending at 8:00 p.m. in the Green Room.
Public Welcome!! Booklets available at the meetings.
We will celebrate with joy the baptism of the son of Laura and Ryan Ma on Sunday, October 26th. May God’s blessings be with their family.
ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS
A Flute is Not a Bird: A Recital of Natural Selections
Sunday, October 12th at 2:00 p.m.
with Kristen Dye. Contemporary music inspired by nature. Works by Forrest Pierce, Kaijo Saariaho, William Kenlon, David Farrell, Mark Dancigers, and George Crumb. Featuring the ridiculously talented Rachel Barringe.
Nave Gallery – Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice
Special exhibit! The Nave Gallery, located in our building, will be holding a special show in October. Celebrating the gallery’s 10th anniversary, it’s called Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice and will be curated by our former pastor, Karl Gustafson. Please note Sunday, October 5th, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in your calendar, and plan to attend the opening! Karl will be visiting the area for a week, and will be at the opening.
Talk Poetry – Hear the Truth!
Sunday, October 19th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Poetry Jam hosted by Clint Smith, National Poetry Slam Champion. A high-energy evening of poetry on today’s critical social justice issues.
5:00 p.m.: Community reception to meet the artists (free)
6:00 p.m. Performance by Clint Smith and area poets ($10 suggested donation)
Public welcome! More information about Clint Smith at www.clintsmithiii.com
The Blues as Truth-Telling: Scott Ainslie in Concert
Sunday, October 26th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and civil rights today with noted blues historian and musician, Scott Ainslie.
5:00 p.m.: Community Reception to meet the artist (free)
6:00 p.m.: Concert and discussion ($10.00 suggested donation)
Public welcome! More information about Scott Ainslie at http://scottainslie.com/
The Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program
They are in need of several kitchen items at their Watertown apartment, including: uncoated, stainless steel pots and pans; a loaf pan; a glass measuring cup; and glass or plastic containers large enough to store flour/sugar/oats. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be brought to the church (leave in the Green Room or with Allen). Thank you! More information about the Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer Program, an initiative of the Boston Presbytery can be found at http://
Sunday, October 12th is the HONK!Fest Parade in Somerville. Join us to walk from the church to view the parade in Davis Square. More information athttp://honk.fest.org/