Events & Activities
Many Events and Activities will be held in hybrid form as we continue to provide opportunities to participate both in person and remotely.
Church Council Meeting: The next meeting of the Church Council will be Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 PM.
Gentlemen’s Group: The Gentlemen’s Group will meet in person on Tuesday, June 13th at 11:30 AM at Paddy’s Public House, 95 Elm Street, West Newton.
Choir Rehearsal: Rehearsals are on Thursdays, at 7:30 PM. New members welcome!
Cradles to Crayons: Clothing Drive & Volunteer Activity: LCN is holding a clothing drive from May 4 – June 23. Donations should be of new or gently used clothing, jackets, and shoes, or new pj’s, socks & underwear, for children birth thru age 12 (sizes preemie thru adult medium).
We will be volunteering at Cradles to Crayons on June 24, from 10 – 12 AM. More information will be in the weekly newsletter.
Saturday Bible Study:
Will meet over Zoom and in person every Saturday at 9:00 AM. Call the office or see the newsletter for login details and the location for the week.
Thursday Bible Study:
Meets weekly from 9:30-11:30 AM. Call the office or see the newsletter for the location details each week.
Benefit Concert for Assisi Performing Arts
I Solisti d’Assisi present an evening of chamber music on Wednesday, June 28th at 8 PM. Performers include Judy Diez d’Aux, flutist of Les flûtistes de Montréal, Catherine Hudgins, principal clarinetist of the Plymouth Philharmonic, Wren Saunders, principal bassoonist of the Plymouth Philharmonic, violinist Robert Lehmann, Professor of Music at the Osher School of Music at University of Southern Maine, violist Kimberly Lehmann, Portland Symphony and of the Lehmann Duo, and cellist Volkhard Lindner of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. The concert will also feature a Boston Arts Academy student who will be participating in the program this summer.
The ensemble will perform Flegier: Concert Suite, Crusell: Clarinet Quartet in Eb, Reger: Serenade in G, Mozart: Flute Quartet in A, and Simpson: Sextet in A minor, in a performance to benefit the Assisi Performing Arts Scholarship Fund.
Lutheran Church of the Newtons, 1310 Centre St., Newton, MA 02459
Admission: $30 Adults; $15 Students cash/check at the door.
For more information: http://www.newtonlutherans.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISI PERFORMING ARTS is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 educational organization. Since 2001 we have created learning opportunities for musicians and singers at all steps of their career. Assisi, the home of St. Francis, creates an atmosphere for learning, renewal, and networking that is unique among international music festivals. Here the performer experiences as stress-free an environment as possible while learning more about themselves through daily schedules of rehearsals, workshops and performances. Your contributions enable us to offer scholarships to qualified students (high school through graduate school); mentors for emerging professionals, and career enhancement opportunities for professional musicians, singers, teachers, choir directors and organists.
Sunday Mornings – Education Time
Pre-K – Elementary School: “Children’s Church” during the morning service (@ 9:45 – 10:15 AM).
Based on conversations with LCN families and our stalwart faith formation team, we’re trying out a different model for Sunday School this year that offers children the experience of worshipping with the whole assembly while also having set apart time and space to explore the week’s Bible story and learn about Christian practices.
How does this work? After gathering as a whole community in the sanctuary for the opening hymns and prayers (and an occasional children’s message with Pastor Kari Jo), children from pre-K – 5th grade will be invited to continue their worship with a teacher and helper in the fellowship hall, where they will explore the week’s Bible story through story-telling, song, and activities. The “children’s church” community will return to the sanctuary for the distribution of communion and closing song and blessing.
Middle School: Confirmation Class (5 PM – 6:30 PM on alternating Sunday evenings. Dinner provided).
This 2-year faith formation program focuses on accompanying middle school youth as they begin to outgrow their parents’ or grandparents’ faith and start to wonder how they might affirm the Christian faith in terms that make sense to their emerging selves. Though the program does lead up to the rite of confirmation, there is no expectation or requirement that each child will choose to affirm their faith in that way when the time comes. The class will be designed to create a safe, fun, inclusive environment that mirrors God’s unshakeable embrace of each unique participant.
If you have a child in this age range and have not yet spoken with Pastor Kari Jo about their involvement, please reach out to her. All are welcome!
Adult Faith Formation: Morning Forums (Occasional Sundays at 11 AM).
From time-to-time on Sunday mornings, community members will present or lead discussion around a field of their interest or expertise, or a common concern or delight. If you are interested in leading a session some time, please be in touch with Pastor Kari Jo.