The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Reading the Bible can be like going to the movies – some of the stories don’t quite ring true. A man endangers 99 sheep to look for one lost ewe? A woman throws a costly celebration when she finds a missing penny? It seems pretty unreal … like in the movies when people start dancing in the street, and everyone joins in and knows the choreography. So what is the real story behind this parable story? Let’s go behind the scenes and see what the gospel says about God’s truth and Her joy in finding the lost!?

Prayer for This Sunday:
Draw closer to us, our God, Rock, and Redeemer, for our travels have made us thirsty, our trials have made us weary, our tribulations have pushed us apart; leaving us longing for the nourishment and refreshment that only you can provide. Amen.
Sunday Online Schedule
9:45 - 10:15 am - Guided Meditation w/ Sarah D
10:15 am - Gathering Time (say hello and get settled in)
10:30 am - Family Worship (children, reflections, music, prayers)
11:30 am - Virtual Coffee Hour (small group conversation)
Exciting News for Thanksgiving Sunday Art Church
Nov 22 with Special Guest, Terry Carter, Brown Skinned Poet
We Need Your Help!!
"Welcome to my Neighborhood"
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 22!

Please help us to create our worship!
Head out to your neighborhood (or send a photo you already have) and click some image(s)!

What says 'neighbor' to you!?

New Members and Partners
will be received
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 22
during the 10:30 am worship service!

If you are interested in membership in one of our congregations, please contact;

Looking for a way to put your money where your mouth is
when it comes to antiracism!? Support Mobilize Medford!
You can make a tax deductible donation to:
1. Support BIPOC children and youth in Medford with a directed donation to acquire tools (such as Chromebooks) and resources (books, supplies, tutors) for virtual learning support; and/or
2. Help Mobilize Medford build capacity and take action to affect policy change in policing and education in Medford.
Reminder to Visioning Process Members
Don't forget to fill out the discernment survey form after your meetings!

Thank you for the time and effort you're giving to our community and our future!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Virtual Deacon-of-the-Month
Volunteer to be at the “Door” of our virtual worship (via the Zoom Chat) to greet, encourage, sign-up for news & access links, AND collect the community’s prayers.

Virtual Scripture Readers
Sign up to read and record the weeks bible passage (ahead of Sunday).

Virtual Musicians
Offer your voice or instrument or kazoo to make beautiful music with our music staff!
Sanctuary United Church of Christ 

458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360