WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY
CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH
Juneteenth is an annual celebration on June 19 marking the end of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in 1863, freedom would not come for many enslaved African Americans until years later. On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers brought news of the Civil War’s end to Galveston bringing with them freedom for the 250,000 people enslaved in Texas.

LONG TERM MEMBER SUNDAY
Celebrate Old South's long term members at Festival Worship and join us as we welcome the newest group of members who have shared their time and talent with the church for 20 years!
9AM
FIRST Worship - Informal & Vibrant
June Cooper preaching
Coffee Hour Following

10AM
Dedication of Phillis Wheatley Room
Summer Choir Rehearsal
Youth Group
Summer Church School
11AM
FESTIVAL Worship - Grand & Expressive
June Cooper preaching
Coffee Hour Following

For links to bulletins
and the worship livestream
WORSHIP ON YOUTUBE LIVE
Not a fan of Vimeo? We have a way for you to tune in to worship! Simply go to youtube.com/OldSouthChurch to visit our YouTube page once we go live and the service will be the first video on your screen. You can also subscribe to us to receive notifications of when we're live. 
JAZZ WORSHIP
Thursday, June 26th, 6:00 p.m. in the Gordon Chapel or at oldsouth.org/jazz
Have you been wishing for a “new heaven and a new earth” lately? If so, you’re not alone- the book of Revelation has been promising it for a long time! Howard Cha-Young Kim will take us deeper into this prophecy at Jazz Worship. Songs made famous by Nina Simone and the Neville Brothers provide the soundtrack. And who knows, you might even find a little David Bowie in the mix. Join us for Jazz Worship at 6:00 pm on Thursday in Gordon Chapel!
PASTORAL TRANSITION: PRAY FOR GOD'S GUIDANCE
PRAYER FOR THE PASTORAL TRANSITION
For over three centuries, the people of Old South Church in Boston have been led by the Holy Spirit to call twenty faithful Senior Ministers. Now, we continue to discern God’s will and future, as we search for the twenty-first Senior Minister of this ship of faith. 
 
PRAYER FOR GOD'S GUIDANCE
AND FOR GOD'S STILLSPEAKING VOICE 

Eternal God, Ancient of Days: you have watched over this congregation through more than three centuries of tumult and progress; you have guided us through the making of a new nation, through bloody wars, economic crises and struggles for civil and human rights; you have comforted us through storms and illness, and mentored and challenged us at times of great national decision. We give you thanks for forebears whose lives have been true, lovely and brave, and whose stories we tell, whose memories we cherish, whose example remains the plumb line by which our lives are measured.
 
Holy One, God of our mothers and fathers, in this time of momentous decision and discernment, keep our ears tuned to your stillspeaking voice, our hearts open to your tip-toes entrance, our souls quickened by your Holy Spirit, our discipleship true to the way and cause of Christ. Enable us to so hear your voice, to so see in our minds’ eyes your vision and will for us, that we may arise with courage and conviction, affirming with the prophets of old “Your will, O God, is our dearest desire. We, your people, are at your divine disposal. Here we are! Send us!” Amen. 
HIGHLIGHTED NEWS & EVENTS
By action of the Church Council, the Samuel Johnson Room (previously named for a pious and generous lay leader) will be known as the Phillis Wheatley Room. Located on the Fourth Floor, this room houses our collection of Senior Minister portraits and is a place of study, prayer, and meeting for all ages. We will retain the tradition of displaying a lay leader's portrait, now Phillis, above the fireplace, keeping watch over the Old South clergy. Phillis' will be the first portrait of a person of color, and second female (after Nancy Taylor) displayed in the public spaces of Old South Church.
HEALING WORSHIP - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Sunday, June 19th at 12:30 p.m., on Zoom, Click here to join
Please join us to take a moment for rest and renewal in the presence of God and other spiritual companions gathering by Zoom. All are welcome to share this quiet space and lift up our concerns, our losses, our hurts, and our celebrations in the Healing Presence of God and one another.
GREATER BOSTON INTERFAITH ORGANIZATION
DELEGATE'S ASSEMBLY
Thursday, June 23rd, 7 p.m. at Hyde Park SDA Church
(masks, social distancing, windows open) or on Zoom. Register here! 
Join the OSC GBIO Core Team - and representatives from 60+ GBIO Member organizations as we
  • Elevate and Accelerate our campaign work on Reentry, Housing, and Mental Health
  • Seek Concrete Commitment to get IDs into every returning citizen's hands from key public safety officials
  • Celebrate a successful season of Core Team development.
THIRD ANNUAL TRANS RESISTANCE MARCH & FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 25th, 12 p.m., Nubian Square in Roxbury
We will join Boston's LGBTQ+ community in marching from Nubian Square in Roxbury to Franklin Park Playstead for a just and more inclusive city and world. RSVP to Shawn Fiedler.
GROWING AND LIVING IN COMMUNITY
YOU ARE INVITED TO BECOME
A SATURDAY HOST
Informational meeting Sunday, July 3rd, following Festival Worship, 2nd floor
Who knows where Old South’s owl lives?
Our little owl is one of the sights that delights visitors from all over the world. Especially during summer months, thousands of people step into our sanctuary and are greeted on Saturdays by an Old South host. Any member can direct visitors to the time line of Old South’s history, one of our informative brochures, new self-guide—or to our little owl. Hosts greet visitors on Saturdays between Easter and Thanksgiving in 21/2 hour shifts, and the very rewarding experience requires only an interest in people and a love of Old South. Join us for a brief orientation and light lunch where you can meet other docents and hosts. By the way, you can find the owl tucked into the engaged column near the stairs leading to the south balcony. Her nest is a short flight across the nave in the opposing column.
THROUGH THE BIBLE
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., 4th Floor Phillis Wheatley Room and on Zoom
Join us as we journey at a reflective and thorough pace through the Hebrew Bible. We’re currently reading through Psalms. For more information email Howard Cha-Young Kim.
THE WELLS PREACHING PRIZE
The 2022 Wells Preaching Prize has been awarded to Madison Boboltz, a second year student at Boston University School of Theology. The Prize of $1,000 is awarded annually by the Massachusetts Bible Society to a student enrolled in any of the Boston area theological schools, in recognition of Dr. Wells, Executive Director Emeritus, for his commitment to social justice. Madison is a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. Her sermon theme: 'A Call for Image-Bearers to Tend Creation's Wounds'. Click here to learn more and for a link to see her preach on the shores of Walden Pond.
GREEN TIP: CLIMATE ACTION & FAITH GROUPS POTLUCK
Tuesday, June 21st, 4-6 p.m., at the Massachusetts Statehouse
MA Interfaith Power and Light is organizing an Action at the Statehouse with Mass Power Forward, followed by a potluck meet and greet for faith communities organizing around Climate Change. The Rally is focused on legislation to further environmental justice (you can read more about it here). And after the rally we'll meet up on the Common for a picnic with other faith groups. We'd love to have great representation from Old South (whether you're part of the Climate Crisis Task Force or not)! Let katherine@oldsouth.org know if you plan to come.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
“Live into the transgressive nature of Pentecost by doing something and saying something."

Watch the video to to hear guest preacher Brandon Crowley preach The Subversion of Pentecost.
VIRTUAL JAZZ WORSHIP
Missed last night's Jazz Worship? Visit the link below to watch the service. Also, check out our SoundCloud to listen to all of the Willie Sordillo Ensemble's Jazz Coffee House music. It's free!
OTHER INFORMATION
COVID PRECAUTIONS
  • Masking is OPTIONAL (except for Church School teachers and children in classrooms)
  • Masks are available at the front desk for those who choose to wear one
  • We strongly encourage everyone to be fully vaxxed and boosted, to attend to handwashing, and to refrain from entering the building if you have so much as a sniffle.

MASKED SECTION OF THE SANCTUARY
Did you know that we have a masked section of the sanctuary? We do! It's in the left transept (under the balcony). In this section, masks are required. If you still aren't sure how to get to this section, ask an usher! At this time, we are not able to accommodate a masked section in the Gordon Chapel. 
SANCTUARY IN THE CITY
Our Sanctuary in this City is open to visitors for prayer and reflection.
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;
and Weekends, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Corey Spence, Weekday Receptionist, Old South Church