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October 19, 2018
Issue No. 42
Lift Every Voice Hymn Festival
Sunday, October 21, 2018
NEW WARM location: Faith Lutheran Church
360 South Main Street, Andover
NEW TIME: 3:15PM
All are welcome to join the ecumenical choir at 2PM
Featuring the Sanctuary Choir, Candy Dann (recorder), Ron Dann (clarinet), Sally Lincoln Vogel (violin), Carol-Georgine West (piano), and Cathy Meyer (organ)
Plus Jeanne Hladky (flute), Abigail Schoppe (piano), Walter Cooper (baritone), and an Ecumenical Choir

A reception will follow
Free admission; an offering will be taken to benefit those impacted by the gas explosions through the Essex County Community Fund
Our sympathy to the family and friends of 50+ year member Ruth Urquhart who died on October 14.  A memorial service will be held in November.
Shortened Worship Service (45 minutes)
10:30am

While we are without heat, we’re working to keep our worship services short (45 minutes) but faithful. We will return to the fullness of our worship service when the heat is restored.

This Sunday is all about humor as a pillar of joy.  In Genesis 18:1-15, we see the first instance of laughter in the Bible. Sarah laughs at the preposterousness of God's promise, she laughs at the absurdity that "nothing is too wonderful for God." Laughter is an essential element of our faith, it allow us to see all the incongruities of this life and still expect God to surprise us. When laughter goes, so does hope. So, come to worship this week to find joy in the humor of God's relentless faithfulness. Pastor Dana preaching. Sanctuary choir will be leading music. Childcare available.
Attention Newcomers!
11:45 am in the Chapel

Come meet one another, other members and our staff, and get to know our church! Lunch and childcare provided. Email Laura Jordan for more information.
Caregivers Gathering
7:00pm in the Library
 
Are you caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one - or preparing to do so? The ministry of care-giving can be frustrating, isolating, and all-consuming. Join others for confidential conversation and fellowship.
MA Interfaith Power & Lights' Annual Conference
Monday, October 22 from 7:00-9:00pm at Plymouth Church in Framingham

This year's conference theme is: The Injustice of Climate Change — A Call for Action. The Green Team invites you to hear keynote speaker Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama.  If you are interested in car pooling to this event, please contact Bill Schroeder, or another member of the Green Team.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 27th from 1:00-3:00pm

This is a great daytime alternative to trick or treating for our youngest ghosts and goblins! Come for the full two hours or stay for ten minutes. Want to host a trunk? Click here for details!
Day of Service & Supper
Saturday, November 3rd
 
Mark your calendars! Sign up here! Projects for all ages and abilities! The day begins with breakfast and check-in starting at 8am in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a short Circle Time before departing for a variety of community service projects. We'll close the day with a Ham and Bean supper at 5:30pm.  No one should feel compelled to cook after a long day of service, but if you are moved and able to bring cornbread, salad or a dessert (brownies are always popular). Curious? Want more information? Please reach out to Marc Henderson (Day of Service) or David Strong (Ham and Bean supper).
Got pine needles? 

If your neighborhood’s driveways and sidewalks are strewn with freshly fallen pine needles, don’t let them go to waste!  Fill a leaf bag and drop it off at South Church on Day of Service (11/3) and the Giving Garden work crew will put them to good use mulching the blueberries planted this summer. Pine cones, small twigs, regular leaves are okay to leave in the mix. Questions? Contact Mark Aude.
Kids' Choir Opportunities!
  • Cherub Choir (ages 0-preK) - Wed 4-4:45pm & Thurs 10:45-11:30am (pick 1)
  • Carol Choir (grades K-5) - Wed 5:00-5:45pm
  • Youth Choir (grades 6-8) - Thurs 4:30-5:30pm
  • Sun., Oct. 28th Newcomers Meeting
  • Tues., Oct. 30th Theology on Tap
  • Sat., Nov 3rd Habitat Build Day
  • Sun., Nov. 4th High School Youth Group Friendsgiving
  • Sat., Nov 10th Middle School Mission Trip
                   
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Pastor Dana and Pastor Alex take Fridays as a Sabbath day off. If a pastoral issue arises on a Friday or Saturday, please call or text the Pastoral Emergency number, 978-710-8711 to directly connect with the on-call pastor.
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