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On Sunday we held our second "Wonder and Wisdom" event for kids and families of all ages and configurations, sharing highs and lows, faith, and a simple meal. At the end of the evening we burned dried palms from Palm Sunday in the fire bowl; the ashes will be used in worship and for "Ashes to Go" on Ash Wednesday. We also got to wish Martha Cronin and George Hall a happy 12th anniversary! The next "Wonder and Wisdom" will be Sunday, March 31. Bring your grandparents, your neighbors, your friends!



Speaking of cross-generational fun: our annual Calumet retreat is getting closer! Please register ASAP to minimize confusion and get your optimal housing option. Registration forms are available on the narthex table, just outside the Memorial Room, or online (in the February Reporter, available on the CLC website: www.christnatick.org).
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
What could be better for the Festival of Transfiguration this Sunday, March 3 than a morning of bluegrass style music? Our players and singers will lead the seasonal "Of the Land and Seasons" liturgy and include two (new to us) gospel style hymns, "Farther Along" and "I heard the voice/Shine on me". Brighten your Sunday and be sure to invite some friends to join us.
 
Tom Berryman, Music Director
Youth & Family
Gail Weston-Roberts,  Interim Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
Happy Tuesday, Youth & Families!

This Friday is our first after-school event, 3:30pm to 6:00pm! Hope you have this INKed into your calendars. And any parents who'd like to hang out are welcome so to do.

(By the way, so far it's looking like we won't be visiting the youth group at Lutheran Church of the Newtons this time, but we'll definitely keep this in mind for future doings.)

Speaking of which: I'm picking up Preston and am wondering if anyone else could use a carpool, or a ride? Please let me know asap if you do! Also let me know, if you haven't already, whether you're coming or not-I must plan your grub and other vital supplies. :)

Expect the unexpected. Yet also planning service opportunities, learning about Hoops & Homework, lighting a fire and... a game. Maybe bring friends?...

Thank you all, and see most of you Friday!  Peace be with you--Your Coordinator Gail.
Adult Formation
Adult Forum

Having wrapped up a provocative and hope-filled discussion of the prophets with Walter Brueggemann and Co., we begin a new series this week in the adult forum, Faith on the Move, written by ELCA pastor and Guatemalan native The Rev. David Vásquez-Levy. This week's session is titled "A Pharaoh Who Did Not Know Joseph," and is based on Exodus 1:1-14/ Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00!



CLC Book Group



Book Group will gather on April 1 (no foolin') at 7:30 pm to discuss the monumental biography of the three Peabody sisters of Boston whose influence on Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau has never been fully told. If you are a history or literature buff join us for this informative and stimulating read!
Bible Study

Led by Pastor Richard Hurst, the Bible study group meets each Thursday at the church. We invite you to join with us as we gather for coffee and refreshments at 9:45 a.m. in the Memorial Room so that the hour discussion/study can begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. 
Call to Action


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. There will be services at CLC at 11:30 am (incorrectly listed as 11:00 in last week's e-news) and 7:30 pm. Plan now to begin this holy season in worship with your siblings in Christ, and continue to walk the pilgrim way each Wednesday, starting with a soup-and-bread supper at 6:15, followed by Vespers at 7:00, exploring the theme of Christian resistance to evil and some of the leaders and thinkers in that conversation. There is a sign-up sheet on the kiosk in the narthex for providing soup or bread. Please choose a week when you are able to contribute! If you can't make it by 6:15, you are welcome and encouraged to come for prayer beginning at 7:00.
See the flyer for more information: Event Flyer
Looking Ahead



Our next "Wonder and Wisdom" mash-up will be Sunday, March 31, from 5:00-7:00, by which time we'll be looking toward Holy Week. We hope you'll come and lend your wonder and wisdom, no matter how many candles were on your last birthday cake!

April 6, 2019 is the 10th annual Walk to End Homelessness and the 10th year that FPM opened its doors to our first families. Please join the CLC Walkers to make this the most successful walk ever. The walk (about 2.5 miles) will start and end at the Natick High School where there is plenty of parking and easy access to and from the event. To join the CLC team or to make a donation to the team or one of the team walkers, go to:
 




This week's quilt conveys a quiet witness to the ELCA mission motto: "God's work, our hands". Quilt by Dorothy Nail.
On Sunday, March 3rd , we celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord/Of the Land and Seasons ,  9:00 a.m. Adult Formation, 10:00 a.m. worship. Pastor Rebecca Bourret preaching and presiding.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
March 3, 2019   Transfiguration of Our Lord/Of the Land and Seasons

Over the past Sundays, we have seen Jesus show himself to be Christ, the one anointed by God to be our Savior. This Sunday, the Transfiguration, when Jesus appears on a mountain in divine glory, concludes the time after Epiphany. In three days, on Ash Wednesday, we begin the climb to the mountain of Jesus' crucifixion. The church holds side-by-side the brilliance of God and the cross of Jesus.

First Reading           Psalm         Second Reading               Gospel
Exodus 34:29-35       Psalm 99     2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2      Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] 
Sing For Joy
Enhance your understanding of the weekly scripture readings by listening to Sing For Joy http://www.stolaf.edu/singforjoy/ from St. Olaf College.  The Sing For Joy radio program, produced by St. Olaf College , has a simple mission: to explore the weekly themes of Christian worship by providing the best in sacred choral music and thoughtful commentary. The musical performances eloquently "do the talking," while the concise remarks from host Pastor Bruce Benson illuminate the meaning of the texts.
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