Weekly news & announcements
April 7, 2022
Worship this Sunday will begin in Upper Parish Hall. After getting your bulletin and putting personal items at your seat in the Church, meet in Upper Parish Hall by 10am for the Procession of the Palms!
We Are Mask Friendly - Masks Are not Required, But Kindness Is
By Vestry decision, we are mask friendly in worship and in the church building beginning today. Every other pew will be blocked off through Easter, then opened up on April 24.

While masks are no longer required, please be kind to those who choose to wear masks.
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Easter Memorial Flowers
Please complete this form to remember your loved ones this year with Easter Memorial Flowers by this coming Monday, April 11.

Donations can be mailed to church with "Easter Memorial Flowers" in the memo line or you can give online and select "Easter Memorial Flowers" from the drop down menu.
Last Wednesday Prayers in Lent on April 13
Join us for our last Wednesday Prayers in Lent this coming Wednesday, April 13 at 8:30am or 8:30pm on Zoom.
Golden Christian Cross on liturgic violet purple copy space banner background. 3D illustration concept for online worship church sermon in Advent and Lent symbolizing penance sacrifice and mourning
CCN Confirmation Class is Collecting Items for CityReach
This year's Confirmation Class is beginning its CityReach service project to learn about and serve the homeless in Boston. The first step in this project is collecting donations of the homeless' most-needed clothing and personal hygiene items from our Church community. The Confirmands will then help distribute these items to the homeless directly at Common Cathedral in downtown Boston on April 30.  Nylon jackets & raincoats, sweatshirts & sweaters, casual shirts and pants, comfortable boots & shoes, new socks and underwear, and travel-size toiletries are among the most-needed items.  The full list of needed clothing and personal hygiene items can be found here. Beginning today, you can drop these items off at the designated collection bins in Upper Parish Hall. If you are unable to drop at the church please contact Alyssa Kence to make alternate arrangements.
MANNA Monday Lunch Program is the Second Monday of Each Month
The MANNA Monday Lunch Program continues to provide lunch for our Cathedral the second Monday of the month. Volunteers are needed to make and donate food. Please sign up here. Or if Sign Up Genius gives you a headache, email Joanna Starr or Ingrid Melvin.



by Charles Raines,
Director of Music and Organist
Summer is coming! Choose a hymn for summer worship by May 15.
Once again, worshippers have an opportunity to select a favorite hymn to be sung during summer worship. For a gift of $100, your hymn of choice will be sung on a Sunday that you choose beginning June 12th. We will strive to honor all specific date requests. Due to online streaming restrictions, your hymn of choice may come from either Hymnal 1982 or Wonder, Love, and Praise. Both can be found in the pews. Summer worship extends through September 4th. Won’t you help us ensure that every summer Sunday has music to offer? Your gift may be in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone living, in commemoration of an occasion, or another designation. Please send your Summer Music Gift to Ali Heard in the church office, 1132 Highland Ave., Needham 02494 by May 15th. Please indicate “Summer Music 2022” on the memo line.
Sing with the Choir on Pentecost, June 5th
How about making a joyful noise on Pentecost singing an anthem with our choir! Dust off those vocal cords and join us on two Thursday evenings for a brief 45-minute rehearsal beginning at 7 p.m. in the chancel. Two rehearsals will get you ready to sing: Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, June 2. You will have a chance to vocalize with the choir and learn your notes. Email Director of Music, Charles Raines, to receive the music and a recorded rehearsal track.
Office Hours over April Vacation
Monday, April 19 - The Church is closed for Patriot's Day.

Wednesday, 4/20 - Ali is working from home. Woody is in the office 6:30am-11:30am.

Thursday, 4/21 and Friday, 4/22 - Ali is out of the office. Woody is in the office 6:3am-11:30am.
Beyond the Parish
Your immediate support will help Episcopal Relief & Development and other Anglican partners provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine. Donate here today.
Town Elections on Tuesday, April 12
Vote in the Needham Town Election this coming Tuesday, April 12. Click here to find your polling station. View the League of Women Voters voting guide here.
If you or someone in your family is in the hospital or in need of pastoral care, please call the church office so that our clergy or the Pastoral Response Ministry team may be notified and tend to the need.
The office number is (781) 444-1469, and you can reach Nick at ext. 113.