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CLC Update
This past Sunday, following a worship service at which our Presiding Bishop, The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, preached a fine and inspiring sermon calling us to honor the divine image in the amazing diversity of humanity, we held our first online semi-annual meeting. Three new Congregation Council members were elected: Martha Cronin, Patricia Bianco, and Kristina Stjernfeldt; Hannele Saramo-Raja was elected to a second term. We also elected members of the Endowment Committee: Kathleen Kirleis and Amy Lousararian were both re-elected. Our last piece of business was to ratify a change to our Constitution, concerning membership on the Professional Leadership Committee (aka Mutual Ministry).

 Our heartfelt thanks to all who have served so ably, especially in these strange and uncertain times, and to all who have been elected to positions of leadership.

Thanks are also due to the robust crew who came out for a morning of gardening, and especially to Cathy Gallagher, who oversees CLC's several gardens. The grounds are looking good,  a welcome sight to those who pass by 113 Union Street.

CLC's COVID-19 Working Group 
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented ministry teams, and two such task forces have been established in the past week or so. Serving on CLC's COVID-19 Working Group are Lana Peta, Bruce Schnepper, Phil Roberts, Joyce Simon, Pr. Bourret, and John Whitlock, chair. The ad hoc committee will work with the Congregation Council, Worship, Music, and Visual Arts Committee and other to make recommendations concerning a return to the building for worship, congregational activities, and its use by outside groups. Input from members of the congregation is welcome.

CLC Tech Team

A "Tech Team"to advise on using Zoom, producing music, and other aspects of virtual community is comprised of Alan Avalos, Andy Carlson, Jim Nail, Wally Long, III, Joyce Simon, Phil Roberts, Rolf Larson, Tom Berryman, and Pr. Bourret.
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
Did you miss our  Land and Seasons  Hymn Singing last  Thursday, June 4?
Here ' s a link to the wonderful music making provided by our CLC singers, players and guests
-How firm a foundation,  Jim Nail, guitar
-God, who stretched the spangled heavens   Anne Weaver, flute
Kathy Sheperd, violin   Joan Ellersick, viola
Linda Beck, hammered dulcimer   Jim Nail, guitar
Frank Miller, accordion   Tom Berryman, bass
-Amazing Grace, John Whitlock, bass   Joan Ellersick, viola
-Farther Along, Gail Weston-Roberts, mezzo soprano   Frank Miller, accordion   Joan Ellersick, viola
-Lord of the Dance,   Anders, Anna and Scott Carlson, guitars and vocals
-Come thou fount of every blessing,  Celeste Larson, alto  

Anne Weaver, flute  Joan Ellersick, viola
-Down in the river to pray,  
Anders, Anna and Scott Carlson, guitars and vocals
-Blackberry Blossom, Kathy Sheperd, violin
Joan Ellersick, viola
Linda Beck, hammered dulcimer
Jim Nail, guitar
Frank Miller, accordion
-Some glad morning
Kathy Sheperd, violin   Joan Ellersick, viola
Linda Beck, hammered dulcimer   Jim Nail, guitar
Frank Miller, accordion
Rebecca Bourret, Jeff and Hannah Kinney, vocals
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 the same 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
There should be an item in your mailbox from Mary Avalos concerning Family Promise!!
As the COVID-19 Working Group begins its work and we contemplate a (graduated) return to the building, one thing is certain: among the precautions we will need to take is an ample supply of hand sanitizer, readily accessible. 
Are you a Thrivent member? Please contact Pr. Bourret if you are willing to apply for an Action Team grant to supply us with several no-touch dispensers.
Looking Ahead

CLC has entered into an agreement with Worship Times, a company that specializes in assisting churches with website design. Joyce Simon has taken the lead in working with their representative, with input and assistance from Rolf Larson, Gail Weston-Roberts, Gigi, Ruth, and Pr. Bourret. Watch for a new look!

June 14, 2020

In the gospel reading for Sunday, Jesus calls the twelve apostles and then sends them out to carry on his work of proclaiming the good news and healing the sick. Come to worship so that you can hear this good news and, at the table of the Lord, be strengthened for the tasks of healing the sick and casting out evil in the name of Jesus.

                  First Reading                      Psalm                     Second Reading                     Gospel
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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