Being Sanctuary
Sunday, October 13, 10 am
Sunday Circle @ Sanctuary UCC
"Get Up and Go"
Jesus Heals Ten Men with Leprocy
An emerging theme of the second half of the Pentecost season is the call to live now the promise of God’s future realities. Perhaps this is no surprise in a year when we read from the gospel of Luke, a book filled with the work of justice and with calls to live and proclaim such. The readings this week bring God’s reality into the lives of the marginalized, as an inbreaking of justice for those who have been cast out of their community. Like the ten men who Jesus healed - we are called to "Get Up and Go!"
But where are we to go? What are we to go and do?
How do we get up, respond to the healing we receive and go build community?
Rev. Wendy will preach some "Get Up and Go!"
Prayer for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
O God, you are the God who moves. You move over the waters of chaos and bring creation. You move ahead of us on our journeys through the wildernesses of life. You moved into the flesh, and you came to those of us others avoided. May you move in our hearts as well. Move us toward compassion. Move us toward peace. Move us toward thanksgiving. Amen.
Messy Church For God's Messy People!!
Sunday, October 13
w/3:15 Pick-up Choir
4 pm Intergenerational Worship / 5 pm Potluck
Jesus Feeds 5000 and we learn about sharing from a boy!
Sanctuary UCC & Hillside
to make a commitment
to “Be The Church” together!

Once a Month/Second Sunday (4-6)
Worship & Potluck Supper
@ Hillside Community Church
1244 North Street, Medford
Faith and Film - Next Friday
Mortality and the Movies Series
Food Ministry Opportunities
Medford Micro Food Pantry Mission.
Planning Meeting #3
Wed, Oct 30, 6:30 @ Sanctuary
rescheduled due to Yom Kippur
Join the team!
Such great people doing such great ministry!!
Installation #3 this weekend at Wesley UMC.
There are four additional new sites being considered... we are looking for carpenters, donations, sponsors and partners to build, fill, and cover the cost of the pantries. Got ideas? Join us!!
Gather with Sanctuary/Hillside's Food Ministry Team to continue to effort to spread the love through Medford's Micro Food Pantry mission.

If you can't make the meeting but want to join the team send Rev. Wendy your email address and we will add you to the list!
and Personal Care Items
West Medford Parking lot,
Sanctuary UCC at 458 High Street (rear of bldg)
Please let your neighbors and friends know that this resource is available.
Upcoming Sanctuary and Community Meetings
Administrative Notices
SafeMedford Meeting (1st and 3rd Tuesday)
Tuesday, October 15 @ Sanctuary, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Arts Team Meeting (3rd Wednesday)
Wednesday, October 16 @ Sanctuary, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Medford Micro-Food Pantry Planning Meeting #3
Wednesday, October 30 @ Sanctuary, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Announcing Updated Church Office Hours:
Beginning Tues, Oct. 15 for several weeks - former admin Alex Wang will return
Alex Wang Hours (admin): Tues, Wed, Thurs (11 to 4)
Charmaine Lee Hours (finance) Tues & Thurs (3:30 to 6:30); Saturday (9 to noon)
Rev. Wendy Out-of-Town:
Vacation - 10.14 through 10.21; Education - 10.22 through 10.27.
Pastoral Emergencies - Contact Liz Douglass or Tom Hathaway
MACUCC / SE-UCC Annual Meeting
Nov 1 - 2 in Worchester
Can you help?
Attend this historic gathering and represent Sanctuary as Delegate?!
The keynote speaker for this historic gathering will be  Valarie Kaur , founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. Kaur is a Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator and author of Revolutionary Love.
Contact Rev. Wendy or Register
An Invitation
"Beyond the Wall: After Incarceration, There's Life"
Film Screening & Fundraiser @ Friends Meeting at Cambridge
Cambridge Bail and Legal Defense Fundraiser
Saturday, November 2, 7 pm
Award-winning “ Beyond the Wall ,” documentary produced and directed by the late Jenny Phillips (“The Dhamma Brothers”). Louie Diaz, whose re-entry story is featured in this film, will introduce the film and answer questions.
Refreshments, a raffle, too.
Please plan to join us!

Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360