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Summer means "Ordinary Time" in the Church-the time after Pentecost-the long, green, season of growth for disciples of Jesus. Ironically, it is also a relatively fallow time in the congregation, with certain of our activities suspended for a season. May it be a time for us to let our roots reach deep into the fertile soil of faith, soaked in baptismal water, nourished with Word and Sacrament and communion with our siblings in Christ.
Outside, our community garden blossoms and grows, too!

Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
We welcome trumpeter, Chris TenEyck to our service on Sunday, July 14. Chris has generously played for a number of our services during the past five years and brings a joyful sound to our worship! Chris and I will be playing excerpts from "Trumpet Songs" 
by American composer, Jennifer Higdon,  http://jenniferhigdon.com/

Trumpet Songs by Jennifer Higdon
Trumpet Songs by Jennifer Higdon

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

I'd like to share good news about our congregation's donation to Hoops & Homework in Framingham, as a result of our youth leading the donation drive during Lent:

Thank you and the church congregation again for the generous donation. It has been used for the garden project at both sites [Pusan and Interfaith Terrace]. Plants are growing  beautifully at each site and students and their families will enjoy the bounty! Mike Croci, or Farmer Mike as the kids call him, does a weekly class on growing food and maintaining the gardens.  We are so grateful! -Interim Program Administrator Pamela Kaufmann, Hoops & Homework

So watch out, -I'll be calling you about going to see these gardens and taking some time to hang out with the kids who are gardening next week!

Peace be with you all and enjoy this glorious weather-Gail W-R, Youth & Fam. Coordinator 

Adult Formation
Adult Forum: 

The adult forum is on hiatus for the summer. If you have ideas for topics to consider when we resume in the fall, please offer them to Pastor Bourret.

CLC Book Group

August Book Group Selection - Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, a story of two sisters living through World War II in Nazi-occupied France. In this 75th anniversary year of D-Day interest in the human stories of that war abound. Join us to discuss the book on Monday, August 12, 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

Plan to stay after worship for an hour or two this Sunday, either painting classrooms or washing exterior windows. With most of the property in excellent shape, let's tend to these tasks, too! 

Looking Ahead

   Bach Sunday will be July 28, when we celebrate the singular contributions of Johann Sebastian Bach       to church music and hymnody. Be sure to invite a friend!

On Sunday, July 14 , we celebrate the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost ,  9:30 a.m. worship. Pastor Rebecca Bourret   preaching and presiding.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK - Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
July 14, 2019  

To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind is to reflect God's mercy in responding to one's neighbor. That mercy found its most profound expression in the "gospel that has come to you"-namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That gospel mercy comes to us again today: at the font, at the altar, and from the pulpit. It is very near to you.

   First Reading                   Psalm             Second Reading                   Gospel
    Deut 30:9-14                   Ps25:1-10           Col 1:1-14                       Luke 10:25-37
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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