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Local Church Women to Provide Quilts for Cristo Rey, El Paso
Holding a toy wrapped in a piece of mylar (the cover provided migrants in border detention centers), Pastor Rose Mary Sánchez-Guzmán described her sorrow that a child experienced such cold in the center that she wrapped her toy in its own blanket to keep it warm.
That story touched the hearts of the people gathered at church on Saturday evening a few weeks ago when the pastor and her family visited with us to share some of her experiences ministering to migrants along the border.
After checking with Pastor Rose Mary, the women of the Lutheran World Relief quilt project agreed to make and send quilts to the El Paso ELCA church for use in its ministry.
Consider donating fabric or money to purchase material for the quilts. Are you also a quilter? Perhaps you could make some child-sized quilts. Check with Dorothy Nail, Ellen Zagajeski, or Karin Gustafson about specific needs.
Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director
Soprano Christine Jay returns to sing at Christ Lutheran on Sunday, August 25. Christine is a graduate of Oberlin College and McGill University and a graduate, as well, of St. Mark's School. She has selected two cantata arias for the Offertory Music and Communion Music: 

"Mein gläubiges Herze" ("My faithful Heart, Delight and Sing) from Cantata 68, 

Sandrine Piau
Sandrine Piau "Mein gläubiges Herze" BWV 68 (Bach)

and "Hochster mache deine Güte" ("Highest, Renew Your Goodness Every Morning") from Cantata 51.

Bach BWV 51: Aria Höchster mache deine Güte with Nancy Argenta
Bach BWV 51: Aria Höchster mache deine Güte with Nancy Argenta

Adult Formation
Please forward to Pr. Bourret any thoughts as to topics/Bible studies/books you're interested in pursuing once the Adult Forum resumes in September.
Book Group - Toni Morrson's first novel, The Bluest Eye, is next month's selection. Gather with us to explore this Nobel laureate's writing on Monday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.
Bible Study
There will be no Bible Study this week, August 22.  Bible study resumes Thursday, Aug. 29,  at 9:45 a.m.
Call to Action

Become the public face of Christ Lutheran Church and sign up to host our table for a couple of hours at the annual town-wide celebration of  Natick Days, Sept. 7. Non-profit groups, communities of faith, and high school organizations gather at the town center to host fun activities for families. Speak to Dave Ripp if you are willing to help.

Looking Ahead

Invite family, friends, and neighbors as we kick off our fall program year on  Septemberfest, Sunday, Sept. 15. Fall worship resumes at 10:00 a.m., followed by a brunch at 11:15. Sign up to provide a breakfast torte or to help with set-up and clean-up.

On Sunday, August 25 , we celebrate the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost ,  9:30 a.m. worship. 
Pastor  Rebecca Bourret preaching and presiding. 
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK - Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
August 25, 2019  

Remember the sabbath day. Call the sabbath a delight. This is the Lord's day, and the Lord will do for us what the Lord does: feed us, forgive us, help and heal us. Rejoice at all the wonderful things God is doing.

            First Reading                           Psalm                     Second Reading                     Gospel
             Isa 58:9b-14                          Ps 103:1-8                   Heb 12:18-29                    Luke 13:10-17
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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