The Gospel reading for Sunday is from the high priestly prayer of Jesus, recorded in John 17.
It’s Mother’s Day. We’ll pray for our Peace moms that they may be blessed and encouraged in their many life tasks. Moms are the backbone of our congregation.
The choir rehearses at 8:45 am
You will see quilts displayed at the front of the church. Milly Engberg and women from Lutheran Church of Framingham and Christ Lutheran in Natick get together every week to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Here’s a link that explains the program http://lwr.org/quilts If you wish to contribute to the cost of shipping the quilts, Milly will collect money for that on Sunday.
Baby supplies and clothing for the mom-extra small-will be collected the next couple of Sundays. Marisa will set up a collection box in the narthex.
As we move out of the season of Lent and into the season of Pentecost we will focus on the work of the church in the world. The spirit of Easter draws us out of ourselves and into engagement with the world.
Sunday, May 15 Pentecost Ailish Donovan, director of Ascentria’s program for unaccompanied refugee minors will be our guest. She will tell us about the work of her office and the need for foster homes. I hope you will all plan to attend. Maybe there will be a way for some of us to be involved as families, or for all of us together to support this work as a congregation. Thank you to Marisa, faith relations coordinator for Ascentria, for arranging this presentation.
Sunday, May 22 Trinity Sunday New members will be received into our congregation. Amy and Inga and their children Jack and Marigold; Kensing; and Joanne will be welcomed in a ceremony. In addition to this we will recognize our members who have Asian or Pacific Island roots. Thank you to Mary Ann for noting that May is Asian and Pacific Islander month. A forum discussion will take place during the education hour. The prayer group meets on this day.