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Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun

Lisa Nahatis

Donna Bagarella

Maria vanKalken

Sarah Del Dotto
Karen Kilty
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Marblehead's Little Harbor
 from the Old North Church Tower 
 Sunday, March 3, 2019
Last Sunday After Epiphany 
 Worship Services at 8 am and 10 am in the Sanctuary 
Scripture Lessons:
Exodus 34:29-35 and Luke 9:28-36
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Calhoun's Sermon:
"Into the Light"
Our Vision Statement
Old North Church is an inclusive Christian Community called to bring to life God's love and grace by sharing the gospel for this time and place; extending the hospitality Christ showed; embodying God's love and compassion to those in need; and growing together in our understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst.
Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, March 2 at 7pm
Our Mardi Gras Party is this Saturday  
March 2nd  at 7:00 pm in the  Parish Hall
$20 per person
If you haven't made reservations,  
it isn't too late! 
Contact Linda Duvel (linda.bill.duvel@gmail.com)
or Marcia Hostetter  (hostetter.marcia@gmail.com)
You might be the lucky soul to win a "KING CAKE"!!
HSYG Volunteers Needed March 2nd
This Saturday morning, March 2nd the Boston Red Cross Food Pantry needs volunteers from 8:15 - 12:00. Please let me know if you would like to go with us for a morning of volunteering. (Feel free to bring a friend. It is hard work but fun and really rewarding) Text or call Maureen Kay if you have questions  617-480-8699.
Details for Saturday:
  • Meet at Stacey street at 7:15am ~ Bring $5 if you would like; we will stop at Starbucks or Dunks on the way for coffee/snacks.
  • Wear warm clothes (layered) and bring gloves if you have them.
We will return to MHD at approximately 1:00.
2019 Stewardship Update
Results to date:  256 Pledges  $473,698  Thank you!

If you have already made a pledge for 2019, thank you! If you need a pledge card, please call the church office or take one from the pew racks in the sanctuary. Even better, consider pledging and making your scheduled contributions online by visiting www.onchurch.org/donate.
This Week in Children's Church
Jesus on the Mountain based on Luke 9:28-43
This Sunday, we will revisit Jesus at his birth, his baptism, his travel home to Nazareth, calling his disciples, his teaching of love and forgiveness and finally on to the Mountain with Peter, James, and John to pray. What will we
find there?  
This Sunday is Communion Sunday. The children will go directly to the classroom; we will go down to the sanctuary for communion with our church family.  
Ash Wednesday - March 6
Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, March 6.  We will offer a brief service of imposition of ashes at 7:00 am.  
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which is the 40 day period of devotion, fasting, and preparation for Easter. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return".   
ONC Coffee/Book Discussion March 6
On Wednesday, March 6th, from 8:30 to 10:00 AM, the second discussion of the new book How Democracies Die by Harvard government professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will be held in the ONC Coffee Shop, Reading and Discussion Room (the Beals Room of the 8 Stacy Street office building).  The focus will be on Chapters 4-6 of nine chapters. You are invited to attend, regardless of how many chapters you have read.
Cods in Bloom!
March 30th is almost here and the plans for our fabulous Old North Auction, "Cods in Bloom," are taking shape.  The Committee is hoping to see all of you at this gala event at the Gerry 5, 210 Beacon St, MHD from 7-10 PM. The $25 per person admission includes food, a cash-only bar, entertainment by the MHD High School a cappella groups Luminescence and Jewel Tones, a Wine Pull, the chance to bid on exciting Silent and Live Auction items and MHD fine dining opportunities as well as purchase services from our newly expanded Service Center.  
Reservations paid by cash or check can be made after both the 8:00 and 10:00 services starting on March 3.  A Committee member will be in the Narthex after both services and also at Coffee Hour. Reservations can also be made online   ($26 pp due to a service fee) by clicking here.
Representatives from the Auction Committee will also be present after both services to accept any donations that you would like to drop off.   This festive evening will be complete with lots of appetizers and a cash bar. Please help fill the tables by providing your favorite savory hors d'oeuvre or sweet finger food dessert! Please contact: Day Gotschall - day.gotsch@gmail.com
or leave a message and your phone number - 978-594-1428 with what you will bring to share.  
We hope that all of you will join us on March 30 to actually witness Cods in Bloom and please invite your friends and neighbors to experience this wonderful evening of fun and the chance to support Old North Church as it supports and enriches the Marblehead community and beyond.
Please contact Linda Duvel with any questions: bill.linda.duvel@gmail.com or 781-631-1703.

Meet Your Pastor-Parish Relations Committee

Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC) left to right: Lynda Hare, Susan Anselmo Stone, Holly Jannell, Rob Gorman.

The Leadership Board recently reconstituted our Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.  The primary function of the PPRC is to support and maintain an open relationship between the congregation and the ordained, settled clergy of Old North Church. The committee's focus is not so much on the "work" of the church as on the "workings" of it.  They are charged with maintaining a healthy and productive relationship between congregants and the clergy which will enable the tasks of ministry to be carried out faithfully and joyfully, with a maximum level of satisfaction and understanding, and a minimum level of friction and stress. As such, their role is to listen objectively to the hopes, dreams, and concerns of the congregation AND the clergy with the goal of facilitating open, honest communication in both directions. Our thanks to Lynda, Susan, Holly and Rob for agreeing to serve. If you would like to contact any member of the committee, their contact information is:
Rob Gorman: rob.gorman@comcast.net 617-538-4948
Holly Jannell: hjannell@verizon.net 781-631-2550
Lynda Hare: hares8carrots@hotmail.com 781-631-2550
Susan Anselmo Stone: susanstoneconsulting@gmail.com

 We Need Singers!
Rehearsals have started for the annual Palm Sunday Lenten Concert
. The repertoire includes the beloved Requiem, by John Rutter, along with Felix Mendelssohn's cantata, O Haupt Voll Blut und Wunden and music of the season by J.S. Bach. Old North Soloists, will be featured along with members of the Old North Festival Chorus and Orchestra.  
All interested singers are still welcome to join! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm-9:30pm in the Old North sanctuary. The performance will take place on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm. There is a mandatory Dress Rehearsal on Saturday April 13th from 10am-1pm.  
For more information, please contact Maria vanKalken at vankalken@gmail.com.
Community Life Ministry Board
Are you or a church friend you know experiencing a hardship or extreme stress of some kind?  A death in the family?  Recent surgery?  Something else? The Community Life Ministry Board would like help ease your hardship with a meal, assistance with an errand, a visit, a phone call...  Please feel free to reach out to us.
Lynda Hare, hares8carrots@hotmailcom, 781-639-0107  
Linda Duvel, linda.bill.duvel@gmail.com, 781-631-1703
Dara VanRemoortel, dara@musicwithdara.com, 781-910-6157
Kathryn Angle, c.angle@comcast.net, 781-584-4283
Judy Conner, jbc2274@yahoo.com, 978-594-5205
Diane Caldwell, dcaldwell5@yahoo.com, 781-367-6145
Laura Dignam, lhbdignam@gmail.com 
Amy Leveroni, leveroniamy@gmail.com, 781-639-8626
Debby Stockdale, djstock@comcast.net, 781 883 5115
Deb Tyrrell, deb_tyrrell@yahoo.com, 617-283-1795
Janet Doyle, jdoyle@doylesails.com, 781-530-0065 
Upcoming Meetings

Community Life Ministry Board - Tues, March  5th - 7:15 pm


Deacon's Meeting - Thurs, March 7th -  7:00 pm  

Greeters are Needed!                   
The Community Life Ministry Board is looking for Greeters to host the Greeter/Welcome Table in the Narthex before the 10:00 am church services. Hosts greet people, offer nametags to those who need them, and help direct new members/visitors who may need assistance. We ask those hosting the Greeter/Welcome Table to please arrive at 9:30 am for set up. Individuals, friends, families, everyone is welcome to host the Greeter Table. It's fun! Get to know your church family while providing a valuable service! If you have questions, please contact Linda Davis at pldavis.pd@gmail.com, 781-639-0405. Thank you so much!

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