June 21, 2018
Heads up!
We are now on our Summer Worship Schedule
One Sunday Service Only at 9:30A!
Pastor's Note
As we bring our study in the book of Mark to a close for now, we remember how the disciples don’t always ‘get it’ with Jesus. They’re not sure who He is, or even believe what He says (do take time to hear my colleague at the seminary Mateus de Campos on the Gospel of Mark and how the disciples continue to stumble “on the way” ).

So we can imagine the shock the ‘inner circle’ of Peter, James, John and Andrew (with whom the whole journey started in chapter 1) when Jesus says something to the effect: ‘the light at the end of the tunnel is one big incoming freight train’ in  Mark 13 . The world as they know it is about to end (the temple would be destroyed in AD 70 by the Romans). Jesus does not fill in all the details but He does tell them “the Holy Spirit” will enable them to face what/whom they will encounter. In addition, He keeps telling them throughout the chapter not to be “anxious,” to be “on guard” and “to stay awake.” The promise is that is “he who endures to the end will be saved” (Mark 13:13).  Based on the track record in Mark, it’s hard to imagine these guys will pull it off. Jesus also speaks of His Coming back “in great power and glory” (Mark 13:26). So there is a lot more going in what He says then just the destruction of the Temple. He is talking about the End Game as in the End of the World! In that Jesus fulfills all the ancient prophecies that history is not cyclical but things will come to an End at a time of God’s choosing. We just cannot imagine what the disciples must have felt at that moment!

 For us, we may or may not face the intense persecutions the disciples faced but the central question comes right back to us: Will you finish well? We’ve all seen people finish well and others not finish well. What’s the secret? Here Jesus puts emphasis on endurance and the Holy Spirit. Other biblical writers fill in the details that are of great help to us today.   Jude  is the one that speaks so powerfully when he says: “keep yourselves in the love of God.” Clinging to His mercy is what will get us through the biggest (and small) trials of our lives. We too are “waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus.” So, just like the disciples in Mark and just like the tortoise, you and I may not start fast,  but Jude tells us we can finish well:

"Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen."
Baptism Service
THIS Sunday, 2:00P
There will be an immersion baptismal service at 2:00P this Sunday, June 24, at the Bodley’s pool in Sudbury (19 Marked Tree Rd). All are invited to attend and celebrate this special time! Being baptized are: Boone Weiss, Bill Densel, Paul Church, Deborah Coughlin, Emose Piou and several of our students.
Summer Worship
Summer is coming, and for many that means new rhythms of life, times of rest and recreation, and hopefully a chance to slow down from the business of the school year and spend time having fun together. Read more here...

Summer Schedule
Summer brings about a lot of changes in our Sunday rhythms here at TCC.
Here they are all in one place:

June 24
Single service @ 9:30 am in the Sacntuary
DIVE Bible study
Final LTA program for the year

July 1
Summer Worship Service in Phillips Hall
DIVE Bible study
NO LTA program this week (4th of July weekend break)

July 8 – August 26
Summer worship in Phillips Hall
Students and Children dismissed @ 9:50 am to Summer LTA and DIVE
Infant & PreK care at 9:30 am
Our Sermon Series: Summer of Praise
Summer is the time when many people come and go, “sent out” to meet new people, reconnect with families and friends, discover new places and/or settle into familiar hide outs. For others the summer is a time to simply stay put and enjoy the weather right here in metro west. As we all know, to keep a positive attitude in changing circumstances makes for a much better experience (whether on vacation or not!) than to pull the familiar complaining lever. We’ve all had these miserable road trip delays or other traveling ‘unmercies’ that have a way to change the mood in the car- or wherever- real fast!

In the Scripture, it’s amazing how often songs of praise come in the context of adverse circumstances. Rather than getting frustrated and grumpy about his own delayed travel plans, Paul says to the Thessalonians: “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). The Song of Moses in  Exodus 15  functions as a sort of go-to manual of praise when it says, “The Lord is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation. This is my God, I will praise Him!” ( Exodus 15:1-2 ). The Psalms (the prayer book of God’s people) are loaded with praise and thanksgiving, even in the midst of great sufferings. Over and over again, we are told, circumstances are the cart, and praise is the horse. Yet all too often we we get this order confused! Paul is himself in prison when he says “do everything without complaining” (Philippians 2:14).

This summer, let’s make it our habit to give Him praise. It will be tested, no doubt about it, but as we praise Him we also make a statement that our lives are in His hands: “let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” ( Psalm 150 )

So whether you are able to attend every week or are away for some of the time this summer, do check in either in person or  via podcast  and be sure bring a friend to visit TCC! Every week we will highlight moments in the Bible and in our lives where an attitude of praise and thanksgiving made all the difference in the world.
Upcoming Events
Men’s Basketball Tonight!
The gym is open on Thursday nights from 7:45-9 pm for men’s pickup basketball. All are welcome. For more information, contact Sam Jackson at jsamjackson8@gmail.com.
Rummage Sale Fundraiser THIS Saturday, June 23 rd from 9 am – 1 pm.

Furniture, household items, home decor, toys and much more! All proceeds will benefit those in need in Guatemala.
Announcements
Parking and Being Respectful of our Neighbors’ Yards on Sunday Mornings

Thank you to all who park off-site to leave spots open in the TCC lot! One additional request… as you walk over to TCC, please be respectful of our neighbors! Avoid parking on their lawns, blocking their driveways or walking across their properties.
Thank You for Donations to LULY...
Lifting Up Liberian Youth (LULY ), formally known as the Teddy Sayonkon Foundation (TSF), has now filled the 10 barrels of supplies to be sent to Liberia. Thank you! Teddy will be heading to Liberia in August to personally distribute these supplies. Financial help toward the cost of shipping as well as for Teddy’s travel costs is still greatly needed.

LULY now has a Board of Directors (Teddy Sayonkon, Paul Church, Kevin Johnson and Debbie Wilson) and they are working on attaining 501c3 tax exempt status. Discussions are underway with an existing TCC supported mission organization, D.M. Stearns, to act as an umbrella mission’s organization for LULY. Feel free to reach out to anyone of the Board members for more information. Teddy can be reached at: elwa08@yahoo.com or 978-761-5239.
Summer eBulletins

If You Are Away This Summer and Would Like to Receive an Electronic Copy of the Bulletin p lease contact the office. For privacy reasons, we do not publish the weekly prayer concerns in TCC’s email newsletter, as the email newsletter is posted on our website. If you want to keep up-to-date with happenings and fellow congregants, we can email the bulletin to you!
Children's Ministry
Gail Hughson , Director
Cheryl Alexander , Assistant


Do You Love Kids? 
Please help us give our weekly LTA volunteers a summer vacation! 

We have a great summer program planned, and you’re invited to be part of it! We’re looking for volunteers to staff our Children’s Ministry from July 8 - August 26. Serve one or two Sundays, based on your availability. Whether you enjoy toddlers, preschool, or elementary kids, we have a place for you! Please email  gail.hughson@gmail.com cherylalexander252@gmail.com , or sign up at the CM desk.


What We’re Learning in LTA - June 17.

Pre-K:
WEEK 4: Week four is difficult for our preschoolers, but important for them to hear. Through Acts 2:45, preschoolers will hear how those in the Early Church shared their stuff and that we can too.

Story Focus: The Bible tells me to share my stuff. Sharing isn’t always an easy road to ride on, but it’s always the right way to go.

K-5:
Week 4:  We will look at 1 Kings 18 and learn that Elijah believed that God would send fire from heaven to prove that He was the all-powerful God of the universe.

Bottom Line: God can do the impossible.   
NO LTA Programming Sunday, July 1
Children, infant though entering grade 5, are encouraged to worship with their families in Phillips Hall.
 
 
Live the Adventure (LTA) Summer Schedule – July 8 through August 26.  
 
  • All children should be registered at the check-in desk at the beginning of the service.
 
  • Infant through entering kindergarten children will be in the Pre-K wing the entire hour. Room numbers will be posted. 
 
  • Children entering 1st through entering 5th grade will begin in Phillips Hall with their families and be dismissed to LTA. Pick-up children in Room 204 at the end of service.   
LTA Serves! Swimsuit Collection

During the months of May and June, LTA will be collecting new and gently used swimsuits for children living at the Henderson Settlement, a mission in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky. The Settlement, located in the 2 nd poorest county in KY, provides a free summer recreation day program for 85-100 youth from kindergarten through high school. The program is in great need of basic summer necessities that many of the children cannot afford, such as swimsuits. Please touch base with your children and ask them to consider donating their old swimsuit to this program so campers can experience a healthy and cheerful summer. There is a collection box by the Children’s Ministry check in desk. Thank you!
Student Ministries
New Student Ministires logo
Kyle Smethurst, Pastor
SM Announcements:

  • All rising 6th-10th graders begin in worship in the Sanctuary and are dismissed to DIVE at 9:50 am.
Upcoming events:
 
Sports Outreach Trip
The 2018 Sports Outreach Trip is happening this summer, July 6-14, 2018! Don't miss this chance to compete against high school basketball and soccer teams in the Solola Region of Guatemala. This trip is for current Juniors/Seniors and College-Aged Students. Click here for a Trip Overview. If you would like more information and an application, please email kylesmethurst@gmail.com

Berea Summer Camp 2018
Our Group is headed back to Berea this Summer for Jr/Sr High Session #3, July 29th-Aug 4th! Register at Berea.org for this amazing week of Wacky Ball, Blobbing, Worship, Amazing Meals, Gaga, Inspiring Messages and More. Please email kylesmethurst@gmail.com to let us know that you've signed up!
Music and Worship Ministry
End of Year Music Ministries’ Party

THIS Saturday, June 23rd
12-4 pm @ The Kounadis’ Home in Framingham.

All who serve in music/worship this year are invited as we celebrate another great year of ministry together!

Join the Summer Band

A great way to get connected to the church. Seeking bass players and drummers for our summer services.

adam@tccwayland.org
Adult Ministries and Bible Studies
Men’s Evening Bible Study... Now on Summer Hiatus
Watch for our speaker series called “Men’s Forum.” on Wednesday Nights.
Saturday Morning Saints
Men’s Bible Study

Light breakfast and Bible Study from
7:30 am-9:00 am. All men are welcome to join us! 

For more information, contact:
Ed Brown at 508-655-9116; beverlybrown2@mac.com
or
Jim Santamaria at 508-358-7821; hermits@comcast.net .



Wednesday Morning Bible Study Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am.

This class is taught by Rev. Allan Baldwin. Join us as we explore John’s Gospel and its focus on knowing, serving, and enjoying Jesus Christ.

The last session before summer break will be on June 27 and it will resume in the fall.

Wednesday Bible Study Podcasts

Visit http://tccspecial.podbean.com/ to hear our Wednesday Bible Study teachings. You can also find the link to the recordings on our website; on the bottom of the TCC Sermons page is a "Special Event Recordings" link.
Mom to Mom

Now on Summer Hiatus! See you in fall.

For more information, contact Tonya Peck at  momtomomtcc@gmail.com.
Women's Bible Study 

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study (WBS) is Now on Summer Hiatus…
See you in the fall! 

 If you have additional questions, contact Amy Canute at tccwbs@gmail.com
Knit Together
(K-Tog)

K-Tog is now on Summer Hiatus.

  • Resumes in the fall: Monday, September 17, 2018

Questions: Susan Foster 508-358-5852
Here at TCC, we are passionate about cultivating authentic community. Throughout the week, LIFE groups meet and rely on Bible study, discussion, practical yet compassionate care to encourage, befriend and help each other grow in relationship with Christ. We have groups in Wayland, Weston, Sudbury, Natick and Hudson who would love to have you join them! For more information, contact Kyle Smethurst at kylesmethurst@gmail.com.
Volunteer Opportunities
TCC runs on volunteers! Please visit tccwayland.org/get-involved for more information.  

Greeting Team - adam@tccwayland.org
Usher Team - office@tccwayland.org
Coffee Hour Hospitality - jspinale@hotmail.com
Offering Counters - contributions@tccwayland.org
Music Team - adam@tccwayland.org
Tech Team - adam@tccwayland.org
Scripture Readers - adam@tccwayland.org

Greeting Ministry

Greeters stand in the lobby and doors to help people into the building safely. Arrive at 9 am and help us foster a welcoming community.

Usher Ministry

Ushers are absolutely critical in helping newcomers form their first impression of TCC. You help set the tone for the worship experience to come. You are representatives of God’s kingdom.You’re not just opening doors, providing information, handing out bulletins or collecting the offering, you are making people feel welcome!

Sunday Hospitality / Coffee Hour

If you enjoy having a cup of coffee while chatting with others during the 10:30 Fellowship time, please sign-up (alone or with your Small Group) to host a coffee hour!  You don’t even have to provide snacks – just make, set up and then clean up the coffee and tea (Easy instructions provided – click here to see what is involved!) Participation gives you and your group an opportunity to serve the Lord and is greatly appreciated by your fellow members.

Counters

Are you accurate and reliable? Volunteers count the weekly offering (mostly checks for deposit) each Sunday, and we are in need of new helpers. Offering counters work in pairs. 
Local Outreach
This year we are partnering with three local organizations to help us achieve the greatest impact in serving our community. We believe that working alongside local Christian organizations is the best way to serve our community. We also believe that serving the poor is an essential part of the Christian faith. If you are not yet involved in one of these ministries, sign up yourself and/or your LIFE group today!

For more information, please contact Jen Calverley or Nancy Griffin at 508-358-7717 or email frontdesk@tccwayland.org.
The Bridge House

The Bridge House, located in Framingham, is a faith-based recovery home for men with substance abuse problems. Their program provides individualized treatment including counseling to support the spiritual, physical, social and intellectual health of each person in recovery. TCC would like to provide a meal for 50 to Bridge House every month.
Pearl Street Cafe

Pearl Street Cafe provides dinner for 50-100 people every weeknight. TCC will provide 12 volunteers to serve dinner there every 1st and 5th Monday of the month from 4:30-7 pm. It's a great way to serve others in our community and no cooking experience is required. We simply wait on tables and serve food prepared by the Pearl St. Cafe staff . There is no age restriction on the volunteers. We hope you will join us and serve!
Open Table

Open Table is a local food pantry located in Maynard. We have short opening and closing shifts on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings to serve. Adults and High School age students can volunteer at the Open Table food pantry.
SPREAD THE WORD... 
OUR FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN and fully stocked!

If you are in need, or if you know someone who is, such as a single parent, those on a fixed income, are unemployed or others who could use a helping hand, please feel free to visit the church office for assistance from our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. Our food pantry is open on Sundays and during regular church office hours.

Donations to the TCC “Loaves & Fishes” Food Pantry are gratefully accepted. There is a collection bin on a table near the lobby stairwell. We only accept donations of non-perishable food and personal items. WE RESPECTFULLY ASK YOU NOT TO DONATE ANY OPEN OR EXPIRED ITEMS – WE JUST HAVE TO THROW THEM AWAY!

TOP ITEMS NEEDED:
Chicken or Beef Broth
Tuna
Shave Cream

If you have any questions regarding donations, contact Diane or David Newcomb at diane.newcomb@comcast.net or david.newcomb@comcast.net