IN WORSHIP THIS
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
I Love Jesus But Hate Bible Thumpers
The Bible is not just a book. The Bible is a LIBRARY of books of different genres written and compiled by hundreds of people over the course of 1500 years. For all its complexity, the Bible has a unified purpose says Paul in 2 Timothy 3. To meet those who describe themselves as "Bible-believing Christians," one might suspect that purpose has something to do with being self-righteous and judgy. But that's not what it's supposed to be! Join us this Sunday as we try to save the Bible from those who misuse it!  
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WORLD COMMUNION TODAY!
"...promoting Christian unity and ecumenism..."
and connecting us with siblings around the world.
Bring something special (fabric, bread, coffee) from somewhere else to connect with Christians celebrating 'together'- around the world.
Prayer for This Sunday:
Lord, when we are honest with you and with ourselves, we admit that understanding eludes us. We admit that we hate the way our world works and that we mistrust you much of the time. We struggle to believe in your goodness and grace, if we even believe in you at all. We hate that it is hard to live here, and we hate the pain and suffering in our lives and in our world. Somehow, someway, O Lord, shed your light on our hearts. Help us in our unbelief and mistrust. We need you to light our way, even if it is just a glimmer and even if it is short-lived. We need you to light our way. 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)
Announcements - Mission & Service
Sign-Up to be a Virtual Volunteer
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!
World Communion Sunday
Neighbors in Need (NIN) Special Offering
Please designate your donation to the NIN Special Offering
Neighbors in Need is a Special Mission Offering of the United Church of Christ. Every year, congregations have the opportunity to receive grants to continue work for justice, advocacy, and service to their local communities. We invite you to support this good work by supporting the Neighbors in Need offering with financial contributions and your continued prayers. For more information on this special mission offering, please visit: www.ucc.org/nin
Sanctuary Micro Pantry & Free Organic Fresh Vegetables
Join Us Every Friday (4 to 6 pm); through the growing season.
First Come/First Served - Mask Required!
Through a generous donation and partnership with The Plough & Stars Project - Sanctuary's Micro Pantry Mission is able to offer farm fresh vegetables.
Six new micro pantries have opened around the city are open and needed more than ever! Please donate if you have the capacity during this time to help our neighbors!
Join Rev. Wendy
for prayer, meditation and reflection - check on your heart and soul space!
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Everybody needs a little sanctuary.
especially now!
Rev. Wendy on Vacation 10/11 - 10/24
Contact a member of Leadership Circle with questions or for access to pastoral support.
For any further information on the virus, events, or how we can still be Sanctuary for ourselves and others, please check out the website:
Sanctuary United Church of Christ 
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360