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Word and song came together in a wonderful way at Sunday's gospel style service with Nick Page! Thank you to Tom Berryman, our choir and soloists, and those who helped move pews out and in. We won't have that task much longer: our new church chairs arrive in a few weeks!

Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
One of contemporary English composer John Rutter's most well-known anthems is his setting of "For the Beauty of the Earth," our Offertory Music for Sunday, October 6. Folliott Pierpoint's (1835-1917) text (ELW 879) offers thanks for God's creation and goodness.

For a performance by the Cambridge Singers conducted by the composer, click below.

For the Beauty of the Earth - John Rutter and Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia
For the Beauty of the Earth - John Rutter and Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia

Youth & Family
Gail Weston-Roberts, Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
Sewing Lessons
Hello there, CLC Youth and Families!

We finished a couple child-sized quilts for Cristo Rey in El Paso on Sunday and have a couple more in the works, so we're starting to build up some steam!

Now that we have our own sewing machines, thanks to Kaye and Norman Bolles, and are being taught how to use them by Dorothy Nail and other quilters, thank you so much, we should set a goal for how many quilts we want to build by the time the mini bus drives down to El Paso!

We need to meet to discuss that and your logistics and calendars for these textile engineering sessions. I'd also like to know whether you'd like to track these volunteer hours for school, and whether you have friends or acquaintances who'd like those, or simply want to be part of this beautiful work to give comfort to the detained children in Texas. Plus learning how to operate a sewing machine and create your visions with textiles! We are                                                                                     liking these machines!

Please email, call or text me as soon as possible about your Saturday and Sunday times available. We had a great time last Saturday.

Peace be with you! Gail W-R, your faithful Coordinator.
Adult Formation

                                         ADULT FORUM 

In the Sunday forum we continue our series on Scripture through a Lutheran lens, delving into some of the thornier issues where interpretation is crucial. Join us in the Memorial Room at 9:00 am.


Join Metrowest neighbors who are environmental activists in reading  Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Fish  by Paul Greenberg. Our two groups will gather together on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. to  discuss this highly-recommended book.  Note the earlier starting time.

CLC@the Movies

Parents and teens may gain insight into the pressures of adolescence when viewing 
Eighth Grade, the October selection for CLC@the Movies.
Earning a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was viewed by suburban teens who agreed with its truthfulness about their own lived experience.
Although rated R for some language and sexual material, the teens agreed that there was nothing in the film they hadn't already heard.

Join us on Sunday, October 20 at 4 p.m. for the film screening, followed by a potluck meal featuring memorable cafeteria food. No time to cook? Come anyway!


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
This Sunday is Pledge Sunday at CLC! We are grateful to everyone who makes a written commitment of regular giving, whether it is $3 a week or $300 a week. Every pledge counts, and provides the Resource Commission and Congregation Council the very best estimate of income and sound basis for developing a budget (spending plan) for the coming year. Approximately 96% of our annual budget of over $300,000 derives from adult contributions.
Gifts of time and talent are crucial, too. Can you stretch and try something new in 2020? One way to approach your offering of time and energy is to choose something you love to do-if you love numbers, serve as a counter or Resource Commission member, or if you love to sing, join the choir or serve as a cantor-and something that needs to be done that you are able to do.

Forms for both kinds of pledges will be received during the offering on Sunday.     

Looking Ahead

Ross Petot, John Clark, and Peter Tillotson return on October 20 to lead the music for a Jazz Sunday. Now's the time to get your invitations out to friends and family!

On Sunday, October 6,  we celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost ,  10:00 a.m. worship.  Pastor Rebecca Bourret   preaching and presiding.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK - Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
October 6, 2019  

A little faith goes a long way is our Lord's point in the gospel. A mustard seed's-worth has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in water and the word (holy baptism), bread and wine (holy communion), the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving.

            First Reading                           Psalm                     Second Reading                     Gospel
          Hab 1:1-4, 2:1-4                       Ps 37:1-9                     2 Tim 1:1-14                       Luke 17:5-10
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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