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Report from the Border 
Beth Sproul, a member of the New England delegation to El Paso, Texas, that includes Pastor Bourret and Rolf Larson reports on Facebook: 

We fed 184 people last evening (Saturday). They have passed the first "credible fear" screening and are awaiting travel to sponsors in other parts of this country. Pastor Rosemary told us that they try to get people out of El Paso in 3-4 days, because the chance of a possible court outcome is very poor here. We fed them spaghetti, salad, bread, and apples in the hotel breakfast room. Men, women, lots of children and babies streamed in, ate, and left quickly so that there was room for others. I asked later, "Who paid for that?" Pastor Rosemary said, "We did, the church." I am so moved by the plight of these families.

The church hosting the delegation and feeding the migrants is Christo Rey Lutheran Church of El Paso, Texas, whose pastor is the Rev. Rose Mary Sanchez-Guzman.The church is hosting these immersion experiences throughout the summer to inform the wider church about the migration issues at the border. Pastor Bourret and Rolf will report to us on their return 
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
The CLC Choir will be singing Robert Weaver and William Pasch's "What can it mean that Jesus is arisen" for the Offertory Music on Sunday, May 19. The organ music features Spanish composers: for the Prelude, José Lidon's "Sonata Primero Tono." Watch the video below for a performance on the magnificent organ in the Seville cathedral:

Sonata de 1 tono para clave o para organo con trompeta real
Sonata de 1 tono para clave o para organo con trompeta real

For the Postlude E.Power Biggs' arrangement of Antonio Soler's "Emperor's Fanfare." Here is a performance on the Toledo (Spain!) cathedral organ:

 
Antonio Soler The Emperor's Fanfare played by E Power Biggs organ Spain
Antonio Soler The Emperor's Fanfare played by E Power Biggs organ Spain
 
Tom Berryman, Music Director
The Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus, directed by Tom, appeared this past weekend in "Sing That Thing!" on WGBH-TV, a program taped earlier this spring. The program features three different regional singing groups each week in a competition that leads to selection the final week as the season's best choral group. 
Youth & Family
Gail Weston-Roberts, Interim Youth & Family Ministries Coordinator
Hello, CLC youth and families and all!

Hammonassett 2019 is the first weekend of September-Friday the 6th thru Sunday the 8th.

Our youth group hasn't gone camping there since 2000....something, so I'd suggest we get together to talk about doing that road trip down to the Connecticut shore this year! It's a chance to meet up with a lot of youth from New England ELCA congregations at this beautiful state park and do a lot of Youth Gathering-type activities. And the fee is only $50!

So please let me know as soon as possible if you're interested-or if you know you CAN'T go-because there's a lot of planning to do, including a wee bit of fundraising.  And here's a link to the ELCA Hammo  site:  http://www.hammoconnect.com/about  Let's try to meet this month, despite all the competing events and business.

Parents, I do appreciate your feedback and support--thank you!  Gail W-R, Yr. Yo. & Fam. Int. Coord.
Adult Formation
CLC Book Group



EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid  is a novel for our time, telling the story of displacement of a couple fleeing civil violence in their home country. They struggle to maintain their connection to their past as they make their way into an alien world. Join us in the discussion Monday, May 20, 7:30 pm.


CLC@the Movies




Families and youth are invited to the screening of The Hate U Give, a powerful film that could have been drawn from the headlines of the past few years. Starr Carter, a 16-year old high school student witnesses the shooting death of her childhood friend at the hands of a police officer. Caught between her poor, mostly black neighborhood and the wealthy white prep school she attends, Starr struggles fo find her voice and to stand up for what is right when that imperils her and her family. Bring a favorite teen food to the potluck supper that follows.


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
We could use a few more hands to help gather the Lutheran World Relief boxes of health kits, school kits and quilts that will be dropped off at CLC this Friday, May 17, from 11-4. Donors from area churches will bring their boxes to be recorded, weighed, and loaded onto the truck that will take them to the distribution warehouse in Baltimore, MD.  Last year LWR distributed $13.4 million in kits and quilts to 601,144 beneficiaries in 25 countries across the globe. 

Padre Angel Marrero offered a mighty blessing of the 85 quilts  and the women  of Lutheran Church of Framingham and Christ Lutheran who stitched them:  Karin Gustafson, Dorothy Nail, Beth Castro, Ellen Zagajeski, Darlene Colonna, Kara Hart, Shirley Kouloupoulos and Cynthia Stroschein.

Looking Ahead
This Sunday we say farewell to Sharon Ward, Unted Lutheran seminarian who has completed her year of field education with us. Join us at coffee hour to thank her for the time she has spent with us.




Mark your calendars for the semi-annual meeting on Sunday, June 2, following worship. We'll review the ministries of the past year and hold elections. 
On Sunday, May 19th , we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter ,  9:00 a.m. Adult Forum, 10:00 a.m. worship. Pastor Rebecca Bourret   preaching and presiding.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
May 19, 2019  Fifth Sunday of Easter

This coming Sunday is the fifth Sunday of Easter, and our readings testify that God is making all things new. Come to worship, to celebrate the resurrection and to reflect on both what is old and what is new.

First Reading      Psalm           Second Reading       Gospel
Acts 11:1-18         Psalm 148     Revelation 21:1-6       John 13:31-35 
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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