Weekly news & announcements
September 10, 2020
MANNA Monday Lunch Continues!
Christ Church households are working on this coming Monday's meals right now.

The MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) Monday Lunch Program provides hot lunches and bagged meals for the MANNA Community of unhoused neighbors at our Cathedral in Boston.

Households prepare food at home and bring their contributions to the Church to be driven into Boston. It's a great way to be active in service in love of neighbor.

Dates currently being scheduled are: October 12, November 9 , December 14, and January 11. Please email Emilie, Ingrid, or Joanna. Thank you to all who are loving our neighbors in this way.
SAY HI TO THE DIOCESE
DIOMASS is working on a new video they hope to debut at the the upcoming 2020 Diocesan Convection. AND THEY NEED HELP OUR HELP!

Pop onto our Zoom coffee hour this Sunday and Nick will record us saying "Hello from Christ Church Needham, MA" for this video.
Can you read? We need you!
We are inviting parishioners to be Facebook Ushers,to read Lessons and lead the prayers for our Sunday worship. We follow safety protocols, and ushers work remotely from the privacy of their home (so you can stay in your jammies!).

Please sign up here or email the office or Nick with questions. Thank you.
Bible Study Starts September 23

Join Wednesday Bible Study as we spend this year reading and learning about the Apocrypha. Classes begin on September 23rd at either 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and meet weekly into May. They will be offered through Zoom and possibly in person as well on the church patio. Click here to read more or email the instructor Tracy.
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Lectio Divina Wraps Up on September 16

The final Lectio Divina is next Wednesday, September 16. Please email Heidi if you wish to join.

Thank you to Claudia and Heidi for convening this group which has nourished the faith of those who have taken part.
Organ Notes by Linnea Wren
Organ Melodies and Puritan Consciences in Colonial Boston
When it came to organs, the Puritans of Massachusetts drew the line. Cotton Mather (1663-1728), the minister of North Church, Boston, decreed against organs in his mammoth treatise, The Glorious Works of Christ in America (1702). According to Mather, God had thunderously rejected the organ, saying “I will not hear the melody of your Organs!”......


Pocket Prayer Shawl

The Knitting Ministry is knitting and mailing pocket prayer shawls. If you or someone who you know could benefit from a pocket prayer shawl, please email the office.
Snail Mail Bulletins and Newsletters

We continue to send bulletins and newsletters to those who don't have access to technology or a printer. If you or someone you know would like to receive these in the mail, please email the office.
If you or someone in your family is in the hospital or in need of pastoral care, please call the church office so that our clergy or the Pastoral Response Ministry team may be notified and tend to the need.
The office number is (781) 444-1469, and you can reach Nick at ext. 113.