Weekly news & announcements
September 30, 2021
Blessing of the Animals for St. Francis Day THIS SUNDAY 10/3 AT 4pm
Gather together this Sunday, October 3 at 4 p.m. to give God thanks for the glory of the created order and to bless our pets!

Meet in front of the Church on Highland Avenue at 4 p.m.
Welcoming The Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa as guest presider on Sunday, October 10
We are honored to welcome The Rev. Canon Jean Baptiste Ntagengwa, Th.D., Canon for Immigration & Multicultural Ministries, as the guest preacher and presider for worship on Sunday, October 10. Please note that there is only one service on 10/10 at 10 a.m. we will not hold the 8:15 a.m.
Ntagengwa spent his early years in Rwanda, where much of his extended family still lives. He holds a certificate in accounting and economics from the Ecole d’Economie et de Commerce de Janja, in Ruhengeri, Rwanda, and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from St. Paul’s United Theological College in Limuru, Kenya. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican diocese of Embu, Kenya. Read the rest of his bio here.
Highland Bagpipes Last Sunday
Thank you to the Trussells for gifting us a beautiful Highland Bagpipe postlude in honor of their 65th anniversary last Sunday.

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Upcoming Memorial Services
Thursday, October 14 at 11 a.m. - Harding M. Ounanian (Harding Jr.'s father)
Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m. - Elizabeth Brooks Dennett
SAVE THE DATE: 10/24 for our Organ Dedication
Save the date of Sunday, October 20 for our Organ Dedication at the 10 a.m. worship.

Please note there will only be one service at 10 a.m. that Sunday. We will not have the 8:15 a.m. service.
Men of Christ Church returned to Cuttyhunk for our 16th annual retreat after missing 2020 due to COVID. Thanks be to God for the peace and beauty of our island home, and for the opportunity to grow in God’s grace in the presence of one another! How good it is for brothers to dwell in unity! (Psalm 133)

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Jonathan Moretz, guitar (left)
Bruce Goody, flute (right)
Concert after the 10am worship this Sunday, October 3
This Sunday, October 3, our favorite flute-guitar duo, Bruce Goody and Jonathan Moretz, will share their music ministry with us at the 10am service. After the Postlude, grab a snack in Upper Parish Hall and return to the Sanctuary for a 30-minute preview of their upcoming November 14 concert. Be the first to hear their newest, spectacular songs!

On November 14 at 3pm Bruce and Jonathan will perform a full concert at the Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, Needham.
They offer a wide variety of music from Classical to modern as well as from around the world. Cuba, Spain, Italy, France, South America, and Ireland are represented. An Irish piece, "abhainn", is composed by Lea Peterson, who will be in the audience to cheer them on. This is a free concert and open to the public. Handicap access.
September Vestry Minutes
Beyond the Parish
The Episcopal Church Press Release Digest
Explore recent press releases from the Episcopal Church's Office of Public Affairs here.
The Common Cathedral Celebrates 25 years
Join the Common Cathedral to celebrate 25 years of ministry on Sunday 10/10 starting at 12:30. Register and learn more here.
Indigenous Peoples' Day Service
Join an online service for the diocesan community for Indigenous Peoples' Day, Monday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Registration required.
During the service, there will be a break to enjoy indigenous food. Click here for recipes shared by The Rt. Rev Carol Gallagher.

The service will be followed by an online screen of "Dawnland" and "Dear Georgina" with live Q&A with the filmmakers. Learn more and register here.
Your faithful giving supports our mission and serves Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. Give online.
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.