March 10-17, 2019 
Volume, 362
This Week's Edition Vol. 362
Getting to Know You
March 3, 2019 Sermon
Spring Forward
Lent Discussions with Rev. Nate Klug
Climate Blessing
Interfaith Power & Light
Moment for the Planet
Looking for the Perfect Environmental Gift?
Upcoming Events
Person of the Planet Speaker Series: Matt Gough
Messa Da Requiem
Rev. Nate's Contact & Weekly Schedule
This Coming Week
Getting to Know You

Dear friends,
 
One of my favorite parts of ministry is being with people. This is not always as easy as it seems in church life - there are Lenten paraments to find, and worship themes to consider, and renovation plans to review. We are working on projects together, but we are also living and practicing our faith together, and hopefully growing more connected in God.
 
As I learn more about ACC and the Kensington community, I'm committed to visiting with each member and friend of the congregation, in the way that is most comfortable for you. I love to do visits at your home, which helps me learn about your life and family, but I also am happy to meet at a coffee shop, or at my office here at church (I promise to have the space heater on). I will be working my way through the directory, but please do contact me (revnateklug@gmail.com) to set up a visit; it will save me a step. I would love to hear from you!
 
I will also be offering a few programming opportunities during Lent, both here at the church and out in the community. See below for more information.
 
We are all going through important things at the moment - as individuals and as a culture. I wish you a sense of God's intensified presence at this point in your journey.
 
Continued thanks for your wonderful welcome here! See you in church,
 
Rev. Nate Klug
"A Longing to Be Changed"
March 3, 2019 Sermon
Spring Forward

Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour before turning in. Daylight savings SPRINGS FORWARD Sunday March 10, 2019. Don't be late for morning worship!
Lent Discussions with Rev. Nate
 
Poems for the Season of Lent . March 17, 11:30 - 12:15, Fireside Room. Join us after coffee hour as we read a few compelling poems that relate to this season of renewal. Hear a little more about how writing and ministry relate for Rev. Nate. No poetry experience needed!
 
Theology on Tap . March 22, 4:30-5:30. Kensington Circus Pub. Join Nate as we talk about a few pressing theological questions that this season raises. Number one: What is the point of confession? Number two: Why is our culture afraid of mortality?
 
Book Group: The Uninhabitable Earth , April 7, 11:30-12:15, Fireside Room. Joins us after coffee hour as we talk about selections from The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming by David Wallace-Wells (the book that Shanti mentioned in a recent Moment for the Planet). Photocopied selections will be available a few weeks before, so you can read ahead of time if you'd like.
Climate Blessing
Interfaith Power & Light

Please help: from our partners at Interfaith Power & Light - a religious response to Global Warming
 
"It is vitally important that our elected officials know that, as people of faith, we demand action on climate change and that we believe having strong climate change policies is our moral obligation to protect future generations. With your help, we can make sure the faith voice is heard loud and clear in Washington. It's our turn to lead!"
 
We have available post cards that will be delivered to Senators Feinstein and Harris during Climate Change Awareness week in April. These cards encourage support for the Green New Deal. Please take just a minute to sign two of these cards after worship today. They will be in the social hall during coffee time.
Moment for the Planet
By Shanti Moorjani

Last Sunday, March 2, 2019 at the 10am service, I shared information on a book that was recently published called "The Uninhabitable Earth" by David Wallace-Wells. I had seen him being interviewed on the PBS News Hour two days previously. This book does not sugar coat the climate crisis our planet is entering but starts out with a statement like this: " It is worse, much worse than you think. If your anxieties about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible." One comment by another author about this book said: "This is truly the most important book I have ever read, and one of the best written. It is so good, so complete, and well-organized and argued that I immediately stopped writing my new book on the same subject."

L ooking for the Perfect Environmental Gift?    
The Mighty Nest (www.mightynest.com) offers to send a gift every month that is something good for the planet.  The gifts are something that will allow you to make changes in your habits.  

Upcoming Events
Sunday March 10 @ 4:00 PM
Community Classical Concert
Marvin Sanders, flute, Lena Lubotsky, piano, & Marie Ishida, piano. Performing music from: Bach, Hayden, Chopin, & Andriasov. Free Concert. Donations are accepted.
 
Thursday March 14 @ 7:00 PM
Person of the Planet Speaker Series: Matt Gough
Person of the Planet is happy to present Matt Gough from the Sierra Club. He will speak on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room at the Arlington Community Church. As Assistant Director of Communications, Matt worked with the community and with people across the country to help pass proposed legislation to promote renewable energy and resist Trump's attacks on the environment. They have helped to shutter 30 coal fuel infra-structures and promote "Beyond Coal" agendas. As an honorary Person of the Planet, Matt will share what they are doing to resist Trump's attack on the environment and what solutions lie ahead. Come, learn and participate in the conversation.
 
Sunday March 17 @ 11:30 AM
Poems for the Season of Lent
Join us after coffee hour as we read a few compelling poems that relate to this season of renewal. Hear a little more about how writing and ministry relate for Rev. Nate. No poetry experience needed!
 
Monday March 18 @ 10:00 AM
Memoir Group
Monthly Memoir Group led by Ruth Robinson in the Fireside Room. Here's your writing prompt for this month: look through old family pictures and select one that intrigues you. Write about it, setting down anything that comes to mind.   Or, just bring a picture and talk to us about your memories.

Friday March 22 @ 4:30 PM
Theology on Tap at Kensington Circus Pub
Join Nate as we talk about a few pressing theological questions that this season raises. Number one: What is the point of confession? Number two: Why is our culture afraid of mortality?

Thursday April 4 @ 6:00 PM
First Thursday Fellowship
Monthly potluck supper, all are welcome. After dinner, Rev. Nate Klug will offer a short presentation on "The Weird Genius of the Puritans." Stick around to learn a little more about some of the spiritual ancestors of Arlington Community Church. Bring a dish to share, and if you wish a beverage, too.
Person of the Planet Speaker Series:
Matt Gough
March 14 @ 7:00 PM

This evening is a very interesting and important subject matter. Please come and attend. It will be time well spent.

Person of the Planet is happy to present Matt Gough from the Sierra Club. He will speak on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room at the Arlington Community Church. As Assistant Director of Communications, Matt worked with the community and with people across the country to help pass proposed legislation to promote renewable energy and resist Trump's attacks on the environment. They have helped to shutter 30 coal fuel infra-structures and promote "Beyond Coal" agendas. As an honorary Person of the Planet, Matt will share what they are doing to resist Trump's attack on the environment and what solutions lie ahead. Come, learn and participate in the conversation.

Messa da Requiem/Guiseppe Verdi
Chorale, Orchestra and Soloists
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
 
Cantare Con Vivo Chorale presents Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem, certainly one of the most dramatic settings of this historical text. It calls for four soloists, double choir and a very full orchestra that includes 8 trumpets. It is as close as one gets to merging Verdi's romantic operatic style with religious subject matter. Without question, it is one of the pinnacles of human artistic achievement.
 
I'm really enjoying rehearsing this beautiful music, and the concert will be wonderful. I hope you can join us! Tickets are available online at cantareconvivo.org.
 
Sara Laferte
Rev. Nate's Contact & Weekly Schedule

Nate loves to visit folks and to get to know them through all the ups and downs of life. Nate can be reached at revnateklug@gmail.com. In the case of a pastoral emergency, he can be reached at any time on his cell phone at (617) 549-8178. Nate would love to hear how God is moving in your life; please do contact him to set up a visit.
 
As a ¾ time pastor, Nate will be in the church office on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Mondays and Tuesdays will primarily devoted to his writing and teaching.
 
Nate will be experimenting with holding office hours at a local coffee shop or pub in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
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This Coming Week
  
Sun, March 10
Morning Worship
10:00 AM

Community Classical Concert
4:00 PM

Weds, March 13
Bell Choir
6:30 PM

Choir Rehearsal
7:30 PM

Thurs, March 14
Person of the Planet Speaker Series: Matt Gough
7:00 PM

Sun, March 17
Morning Worship
10:00 AM

Poems for Lent
11:30 AM


Upcoming Events

Thurs Mar 18 @ 10:00 AM
Memoir Group

Weds Mar 20 @  10:00 AM
Council Meeting

Thurs Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM
Bridge Night

Fri Mar 22 @ 4:30 PM
Theology on Tap

Thurs Mar 28 @ 2:00 PM
Trustees Meeting

Thurs Apr 4 @ 6:00 PM
First Thursday Fellowship



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