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Wonder and Wisdom: This Sunday we offer the first of three cross-generational opportunities to gather around tables, share ups and downs, share a meal, share some Scripture, and learn and grow together and from one another, in faith and love and community. Join us at 5:00, and be on your way home by 7:00.
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
Eug è ne Gigout ' s (1844-1925) Scherzo, the organ Postlude this Sunday, January 27, is a happy, easy-going work. " Scherzo, " which literally means " joke, " was popularized especially by Beethoven who substituted its jesting nature for the more stately " Minuet " in some of his larger works. For a performance on the organ at the Geneva Switzerland Cathedral, see the video below: 
EUGÈNE GIGOUT (1844-1925) - SCHERZO (10 Pièces)
EUGÈNE GIGOUT (1844-1925) - SCHERZO (10 Pièces)

Tom Berryman, Music Director
Youth & Family
Gail Weston-Roberts,  Interim Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
Hello there, Youth and Families and all!

In honor of the Sunday Morning Conversationalists, an electric kettle will appear in the Youth Room. It will make it much cheaper and quicker to make your mug of hot chocolate/tea/instant coffee/instant noodles? on Sunday mornings. (Safety instructions and storage instructions will appear along with it.) Yaaaay!
 
So next event? Here ya go, Youths Plus Your Families: this coming Sunday, Jan. 27, we'll be having a new form of 'supper church', from 5:00 to 7:00pm. It'll be like what we did on Wednesdays in Advent, gathering over food to share highs and lows and connect those with scripture and praying for each other. Yet this time it's also MY BIRTHDAY. So my birthday cake will attend also, and you are invited to bring food donations for the Natick food pantry, and heads up, Gail will spring something on everybody, but you'll have to come and see what that might involve. So Please Do Come and See! Peace from Y. & F. Coordination!
Adult Formation
Adult Forum



With last Sunday's snow day, we look ahead to this week for the second session with Walter Brueggemann on the prophets. Join us in the Memorial Room Sunday at 9:00. We'll spend time hearing "The Prophets as Uncredentialed Purveyors of Covenant." Sound provocative? It promises to be!




CLC Book Group

Next month's book selection, A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, takes the story of Christina Olson, the model for Andrew Wyeth's iconic painting "Christina's World" and weaves it into a fictional account, exploring Olson's relationship with Wyeth as muse and inspiration and her life in small-town Cushing, Maine. Available in paperback. Come to our next gathering on Feb. 18, 7:30 pm.

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
Our semi-annual meeting will be held on Sunday, February 3. Be sure to pick up your copy of the financial reports this Sunday so that you can be an informed participant.
Are you a Thrivent member? Everyone who has any Thrivent product--an insurance policy, an annuity, or mutual fund...anything at all--may apply for two Thrivent Action Team grants worth $250 every year. These may be used as seed money for a new undertaking, or virtually anything that we do as Christ's people, individually or as a congregation. These grants have supported our Evening Prayer series, the youth trip to Houston, and the quilt ministry, just to name a few.

We hope to receive grants to support Silent Movie Night, the Calumet retreat, and some new banners, and, later this year, a fundraiser to support the capital campaign for Family Promise's new center. Can you help? It's not hard to apply, and most requests are approved. Have another ministry idea? Terrific! Find some partners and go for it!

Looking Ahead
Rob Humphreville returns Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 for CLC's fifth? sixth? annual Silent Movie Night. This year he'll improvise to Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. Invite friends and family of all ages to this one-of-a-kind evening of merriment! More information available on our website: www.christnatick.org.

On Sunday, January 27th , we celebrate
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
,  9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Formation, 10:00 a.m. worship. Pastor Rebecca Bourret preaching and presiding.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
January 27, 2019   Third Sunday after the Epiphany

We now return for much of this year to hear the gospel according to Luke. This coming Sunday we will hear that Jesus is filled with the power of the Spirit, and so are we. Come to worship!

First Reading                        Psalm             Second Reading                 Gospel
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10     Psalm 19         1 Corinthians 12:12-31a       Luke 4:14-21 
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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