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Old(er) Dogs, New Tricks

Old(er) Dogs, New Tricks

Hancock Church Sermon  http://youtu.be/o1XTEJut2bM Rev. Paul Shupe Luke 12:13-31 March 17, 2013 Fifth Sunday In Lent Middle Age in the “Faith Across the Lifespan Series” Luke 12:13-31     Responding to a voice in the crowd, Jesus tells a parable about the dangers of wealth, and follows it with assurances that all that we need, God will provide. Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to...
The Good Disciple

The Good Disciple

Hancock Church Sermon  http://youtu.be/gIRK-iVjlhk Becca Lockwood March 10, 2013 John 12:1-8 The Good Disciple I have to wonder, what does it mean to be a good disciple. The text read today is quite straightforward in some ways, though I hesitate to say that about any text in the Bible. This story like so many others has a climax, a heroine, a villain, and a mediator. It’s clear who we should like and who we should dislike. And yet, as I hesitate to take this in...
Ever Changing, Never Ending

Ever Changing, Never Ending

Hancock Church Sermon  http://youtu.be/E0EIoU2fXJE Rev. Paul Shupe March 3, 2013 Luke 13:6-9   Luke 13:6-9 Jesus invites us to think with him through the use of a parable.  In this story of an unproductive fig tree, the gardener intervenes with the owner of the vineyard to obtain another opportunity for an unproductive fig tree to become productive. Then [Jesus] told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he...
The New Herald: Spring 2013 v.2 issue1

The New Herald: Spring 2013 v.2 issue1

2013_Herald_v2,1 Spring

Into Life’s Fullness

Hancock Church Sermon Rev. Paul Shupe February 17, 2013 Matthew 4:18-22   In this passage, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him.  We notice this morning that they pay a price for their decision to follow: they must leave their former lives behind, including their fishing boats and nets, and, in the cases of James and John, their father. As [Jesus] walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into...
Joyful Noyse: Lenten Vespers

Joyful Noyse: Lenten Vespers

A Joyful Noyse presents The German Klagelied: Songs of Lament and Sorrow   February 23rd, 7:30pm in the Sanctuary Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational 1912 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington   During the forty days of Lent, music, just as other human activities and practices, was dramatically affected in 17th and 18th century Germany.  Opera was replaced by Passion oratorios.  Secular concerts were replaced by pious and devotional sacred music. At the end of the 17th century the residents of Lübeck gathered at St. Mary’s Co8hurch...
Mardi Gras is Coming to Hancock!  This Saturday February 2nd

Mardi Gras is Coming to Hancock! This Saturday February 2nd

  Come one, Come all!  Mardi Gras will be early at Hancock Church in 2013! Please help us celebrate at our pot-luck supper and variety show, on   Saturday, 2 February, 5:00-7:00 P.M. The festivities will start at 5 p.m. in Clark Hall with dinner and activities for children. This will be followed by a variety show featuring various folks from the Hancock Church community. Everyone is invited to contribute something tasty to the dinner and we hope many of you will also provide an...
Adult Christian Education: Upcoming Programs for Lent

Adult Christian Education: Upcoming Programs for Lent

  THE CITY in BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE–Study & Reflection Workshops An invitation to personal contemplation as we discern how God calls us to work for justice and peace in the world. Led by Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director, City Mission Society Sunday March 3rd & 10th, 11:30 a.m., Pearson Room The first explicit mention of a city is found in Genesis 4:17. And in the final book of the Bible, the Holy City appears as the bride of God in Revelation 21. The Bible has a...