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As all are doubtless aware, Gov. Baker has lifted some of the restrictions on gathering for in-person worship. While there are no plans to do so at CLC in the very near future, the Congregation Council has appointed a COVID-19 Working Group to make recommendations concerning a graduated return to the building for worship and other activities, as well as for the outside groups with whom we share space. Our thanks to those who have agreed to serve: Lana Peta, Bruce Schnepper, Joyce Simon, Phil Roberts, John Whitlock, and Pr. Bourret. 
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
O Day Full of Grace , ELW 627 will be the Hymn of the Day on Sunday, May 31, Pentecost, featuring over 1,000 singers and players, Lutheran musicians from across the country who participated in a video recording project sponsored by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.  Some of our own CLC musicians joined in making the video.  We can all sing along on Sunday.

Members of the CLC Choir have been adding their voices to a recorded performance of Thomas Tallis' "If ye love me, keep my commandments," (1565) to also be included in our Pentecost Festival this Sunday.  Parts were recorded separately using a pre-recorded base track and then "glued" together to form a cohesive performance recording for our service.

Guest musician, Chris TenEyck, trumpet, will be joining me on Sunday to play the Prelude and Postlude.  Chris has played numbers of times at Christ Lutheran and his offering will add an additional festive note to our service.
Adult Formation
Book Group:

The CLC book group has selected Monday, June 30, for its next (virtual) meeting date. Once again, rather than readi ng one book, participants are invited to choose a volume from their own libraries, with a common historical theme either fiction or nonfiction.  For an invitation, contact  Marianne Swenson,  mswenson10@comcast.net .
Call to Action
Deepest thanks to all who have been contributing masks and money to our partners at Ascentria Care Alliance, Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, and MISN.

Please consider creating some artwork-painting, drawing, collage...you name it...for the Hall of Heroes at both campuses of Metrowest Medical, to show support for frontline workers there. This is a terrific project for folks of all ages to show some love.

Use 8 ½ x 11" white or colored single sheet of paper. Option one: Create an image that shares uplifting & supportive thoughts and gratitude; option two: Write a positive phrase or inspirational quote that can be easily read.    
        (Be sure to include name of original author, if known)
Write your first name & town on the back of your creation. 

The images can be dropped off at the hospital directly or can be mailed to 115 Lincoln Street Framingham MA 01702 Attn: Pastoral Care

On Saturday, June 6, there will be an opportunity to come to CLC to help care for the gardens. In order to do so prudently, please email Pr. Bourret and indicate what time you're able to come (to insure that we keep the number of people within safe limits); bring gloves to work in, and, if possible, your own tools; and, of course, wear a mask. 

We'll have some tools available, along with hand sanitizer, and will see that folks are sufficiently spread about the grounds. 
Looking Ahead
This Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Please wear something red  and bring something red to wave --  a streamer of ribbons, an old tied, a scarf or something else creative  to celebrate the stirring of the Holy Spirit.

The following week, Sunday, June 7, we will hold our Semi-Annual Meeting (formerly Annual Meeting, Part 2) following worship, via Zoom. You will receive a bulletin of reports prior to the meeting. Please do read them in advance. At the meeting, we'll elect new members to the Congregation Council and Endowment Committee. Our thanks to those who have served on the Nominating Committee, and to all who have agreed to serve!
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK - Feast of Pentecost
May 31, 2020

This coming Sunday is Pentecost, the fiftieth day of Easter, and we keep the resurrection of Christ by celebrating the Spirit of the Risen Christ in our midst. Jesus Christ has not gone away but is here with us: we stand to greet him as we hear him speak in the gospel reading, and we share in his body in the meal.

                  First Reading                      Psalm                     Second Reading                     Gospel
     Acts 2:1-21             Psalm 104:24-34, 35b        1 Corinthians 12:3b-13               John 20:19-23                 
Sing For Joy
Enhance your understanding of the weekly scripture readings by listening to Sing For Joy  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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