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Quilts for Border Kids

As we await word on the minibuses going up for auction, folks (some smaller folk, with encouragement and instruction from quilting folk) have been busy working on child-sized quilts to pack into the bus and send to Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey in El Paso. It's hard to wait, but the word is that the longer we have to wait, the better the price we may be able to get, and
that means more time to make quilts! The quilts will be distributed to the immigrant children who stay at Cristo Rey, who bring nothing at all with them. Good-sized pieces of cotton or cotton-blend fabrics, as well as flannel (flannel sheets, anyone?) for backing, will be gratefully received.

In the meantime, donations toward the minibus continue, for which we are thankful!
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director


Gospel Sunday, September 29 with composer and song leader Nick Page. Nick leads the CLC Choir and congregation in gospel style music for our morning service. Nick is an extraordinary musician and longtime colleague and friend of mine. Alice Parker (remember Alice at Christ Lutheran?) writes: "Nick Page is both a natural and a schooled musician, with a boundless enthusiasm and ability for awakening song.  He is a collector of folk tunes from around the world, and a gifted teacher.  Sing with Nick!" Come to church a few minutes early to "rehearse" some of the hymns and songs we'll be singing. Invite friends and family to join you for a truly uplifting musical experience!

 Don't miss church on September 29!
 

Youth & Family
Gail Weston-Roberts, Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
Quilter at work
Hello, Youth and Families!

Thank you for digging in on learning to tie quilts this past Sunday. Here's a photo of Parker Wagoner on Sunday evening, at Wonder & Wisdom, finishing the tying on the quilt we all worked on in the morning. A group achievement-and now it's time for a lot more construction.

Can you make time for tying and more, like measuring and cutting and the rest, this coming Saturday afternoon? How about Sunday after service? I hope both-we're just getting started on the fun part of assembling the quilts for the children being released from detainment in El Paso.

Plus some great news:  Kay and Norman Bolles have found us a SEWING MACHINE of our very own!! Which will be simple to learn and use because it's old school. Yaaaay! Thank you so much, Kay and Norman!

So I'll be calling you about Saturday assemblage. And thank you very much! Peace be, Gail W-R
Adult Formation

                                         ADULT FORUM 

In the adult forum we continue to explore the question of how Lutherans interpret Scripture, before we delve into some of the more difficult texts over the next few weeks. We meet in the Memorial Room Sundays at 9:00 a.m.     
Join the conversation!



  BOOK GROUP

We'll be twice our usual size on Wednesday, October 16 when the CLC book group joins with a group of "green readers" from greater Natick to discuss the book  Four Fish The Future of the Last Wild Fish  by Paul Greenberg. Sustainable fish culture is the focus of the book. We will meet at 7:00 p..m. (note the earlier starting hour). Come and meet some of your neighbors who are striving to live lives of earth stewardship.

BIBLE STUDY - NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!

Led by Pastor Richard Hurst, this week's Bible Study will be held at the home of Russ and Mary Pollard, 35 Lakeside Drive, Ashland at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26.  For more information, please contact Rev. Hurst at revhurst@aol.com. 

Call to Action
     
This Sunday we welcome Nick Page, who will lead us in a gospel-style service. Invite your friends to this spirited liturgy!

 Sunday is also the date of the Doug Flutie 5k race against autism. We could get annoyed that traffic on Union Street is a bit disrupted--or we could give thanks that God is at work outside our walls!
     
CLC is not the only faith community supporting migrants seeking asylum: First Congregational Church, UCC, will hold a yard sale, this Saturday, September 28, 9-2, on the lawn of First Church Natick, 2 E Central Street, held indoors in case of inclement weather.   All proceeds support immigrant families seeking asylum.

Looking Ahead

   
The cottage meetings led by our Stewardship Committee and hosted by gracious members of the congregation are well underway. If you haven't been able to attend one, please contact Jeff Kinney ASAP.

Pledge Sunday will be October 6, when pledges of both money and time and talents will be received. As we contemplate and envision our congregation's ministry for the coming year, please be prayerful and mindful about the share of the resources entrusted to you that you are called to contribute.


                                                     
On Sunday, September 29 , we celebrate the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost ,  10:00 a.m. worship.  Pastor Rebecca Bourret   preaching and presiding.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK - Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 29, 2019  

The archangel Michael is pictured as a prince and a general of the heavenly army, defeating the dragon (the ancient serpent, the devil, Satan). It is important, though, to see in Revelation 12:11 that God's victory ultimately comes by Jesus' death and the testimony of his followers. The power of God's truth gives us confidence in the face of evil on earth, even in the face of our own death.

            First Reading                           Psalm                     Second Reading                     Gospel
        Dan 10:10-14;12:1-3              Ps 103:1-5, 20-22             Rev 12:7-12                        Luke 10:17-20
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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