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Soup of the Month Club Return Delayed

We are so sorry to announce that our Soup of the Month Club will not resume this spring as planned. Somerville is currently just minimally affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Center for Disease Control recommends limiting community events as one way to slow the pandemic. Therefore, to help protect our elderly and …


Can there be joy in solemnity? 1 Lent, 3/1/20

from Rev. Clarence Jesus was then led by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. Matt. 4:1 The gospel [that] is appointed this year for the first Sunday in Lent is one [that] we have heard so often as to be immune to the challenge that it puts before us. After …

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Guest Homily by Oliver Meeker, 2/22/2020

On Sunday, 22 February, at the invitation of The Rev. Clarence, the following homily was delivered by Oliver Meeker. A 2009 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hobart College, Geneva, New York, and a recipient of the Fulbright Graduate Scholarship for Study in Viet Nam, our guest resides currently in New York City, New York. **************** Thanks …


Ash Wednesday, 2/26/2020

Join us for the observance of Ash Wednesday, 26 February, the beginning of the solemn season of reflection. Holy Eucharist, with the imposition of ashes, will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

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On Candlemas, The Presentation, 2/2/2020

  From the Rev. Clarence E. Butler Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2.22-40 If you have been following closely the gospel lessons since the beginning of the period which we call Epiphany, today’s gospel story may seem out of place.  I would place into context why I say this.  Advent and Christmas hang together: Advent …

1/26/2020: How Dangerous is a Divided Christ? I Cor. 1.13

3 Epiphany, 26 January 2020 C Isaiah 9.1-4; I Cor. 1.10-18; Mt. 4.12-23; MLK,Jr. In the season of the Epiphany, we reacquaint ourselves with Jesus who is stepping out with a ministry that is to signify his divine nature. The gospels “credentialize” him. Our readings from the epistles of Paul purport to support those credentials …


1/12/2020, Job available: Applicants may apply

1 Epiphany, 12 January 2020C It is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.  Mt. 3: 15 All of us, at some time in our lives, who entered the world of work outside of our home, submitted a resume in response to an advertisement.  Or, depending on our own position in the …