Sept 21, 2014 Announcements

Sermon:  “Go into the Vineyard”
I believe in this passage Jesus is trying to get at the heart of what it means to be a Christian.  We are invited to go work in the vineyard, apparently with little thought of reward (or at least more reward than needed to survive).  It is somewhat problematic to equate the landowner with God in this parable, but the landowner (actually house-despot in the Greek, usually a title for a foreign landowner) does seem to be trying to make real something about the new relationships we enter into as part of the church universal.  I think Jesus was also trying to reveal to his listeners something about our fallen nature, and how we can overcome it.
Scripture:  Matthew 20:1-16

Join us for worship on Sunday, September 21st at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service.

Church Work Day
Collecting and disposing of random items spread throughout the church. The work day is on Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 a.m.- noon. If you plan to attend or have any questions please contact Josh Herzig (

Ministry Circle Fair
Sunday, September 28th: Ministry circle fair during coffee hour after the service. Last spring we put in place 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.

Deacons Meeting
The Deacons will meet after coffee hour in the Green Room on Sunday, September 28th.

Conversations  on Eco-Justice:
Wednesday, October 1st: Introduction to Ched Myers’ Sabbath Economics
Gathering begins at 6:30,ending at 8:00 p.m. in the Green Room.
Public Welcome!!   Booklets available at the meetings.

Potluck Supper
At Sarah Donovan’s house, Friday, Oct 3rd, 7:00pm: Rev Karl Gustafson will be in town visiting and would like anybody who is available to come by and be part of the night. Please bring a dish to share, but if you are unable to bring a dish please bring yourself as I am sure we will have plenty of food/  We just ask that there be no nuts in the dishes that are brought due to allergies.
Please RSVP to Sarah and she will give you the address.

October 4th – You’re Invited for dinner!!
The Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program has another Table Gathering fundraising dinner coming up on Saturday, October 4th from 4 -7 PM at Church of the Covenant in Boston. We will be introducing our new group of YAVs at this event! CHPC has two free tickets available, so please contact Allen if you would like to  Additional tickets are $50 per person or $80 per couple.  Can’t make it to dinner, but want to help out the YAVs??

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

World Communion – Peacemaking Offering 
Collected on Sunday, October 5th

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.

Prayer Meeting
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.

Greeting Card Collection
The Deacons are collecting greeting cards to send to church members/friends in need. We can especially use sympathy cards, and friendly “thinking of you” cards. We would like to create a collection so we can respond to needs more immediately. Please bring in unused cards and leave them in the container in the copy room if you would like to donate.

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