Sermon: “What’s In a Name?”
In the lesson from Luke, we find a judge who resists the pleas of a widow for help against someone who is exploiting her situation. What does this story tell us about what it means to be faithful Christian? Why did the judge finally give in to her requests (hint: the literal translation from the Greek for “wearing out the judge” is “giving me a blackeye”)? Jacob, in our story from Genesis, also fought with an adversary for a blessing, and through his efforts, received a new name. What name are we growing into as we walk (and strive) with God?
OT Lesson: Genesis 32:22-31
NT Lesson: Luke 18:1-8
Call to worship: Psalm 121
Join us for worship on Sunday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m. and for coffee and fellowship after the service.
There will be a prayer meeting after coffee hour on Sunday, October 20th in the Green Room. 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.
Nave Music Series: Jazz pianist Angelica Sanchez and guitarist Omar Tamez
Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 p.m.: Nave Music Series: Jazz pianist Angelica Sanchez and guitarist Omar Tamez, with special guest Jorrit Dykstra. Suggested donation $15. For more info, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406889966207073/.
6th Annual Wrap Around
Attention all Knitters, Crocheters, and Stitch-makers!
The Nave Gallery is seeking knitted, crocheted, and sewn donations of gloves, hats, bags, blankets, decorative pieces, etc., for the 6th annual Wrap Around, our sale of affordable handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). Last year we raised almost $3,000 for SHC. Can we hit $5,000 this year? Please include your name and contact info with your donation so that we can thank you, and a list the materials used (e.g. wool, cotton, etc.).
Donations can be dropped off from October 26-Nov 8 at:
Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville
Blue Cloud Gallery, 713 Broadway Ave, Somerville
Magpie, 416 Highland Ave, Somerville
SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville
Looking for a knitting/crocheting circle to join? Check out Knit & Sip Crochet Soirees, our twice-monthly meetup group, for some conversation and craft.
If you have any questions, contact Tori Costa at tori [dot] costa [at] gmail.com. Items not sold during the sale will be donated to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
Installation Service of Rev. Fairfax
We have a date for the installation service of Rev. Fairfax, so mark your calendars! The service will be at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary on Sunday, November 3rd, with a reception to follow. Please contact Ellen at email@example.com if you would like to help with food, decorations, set up or any other aspect of the reception. The installation service marks the official beginning of Allen’s ministry with us. It will include members of the Presbytery of Boston, as well as those who have been important to Allen in his faith journey and his pastoral career. All are welcome and we hope you will join us!
The Horizons Bible Study
The Horizons Bible Study group will meet on Friday, November 8th at 3:30 p.m. at the home of a church member. For more information, please contact Salam.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Thanksgiving for Veterans Dinner and Concert
Save the Date! Saturday, November 9th, 6-9pm – A Thanksgiving for Veterans dinner and concert. This is a collaboration between CHPC, the Nave Gallery and the Volunteers of America veterans support organization currently housed at CHPC. Please mark your calendars and we’ll get more details out soon!