All Are Welcome in This Place
The invitation we extend to you is the one we have received from Jesus Christ. Christ Lutheran Church invites you to be a part of this vibrant community of faith. You are welcome irrespective of work or education, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, and whether your faith is as sure as an oak, as nascent as an acorn, or as pliable as a sapling. Join us on the journey!
What’s Happening at CLC:
Peace to you, in the days when dusk falls early. As we wait for the Advent of the Lord, may the light of Christ glow in your hearts and homes.
In the days since the presidential election, many of us have become acutely aware of the deep and seemingly insurmountable divisions of the Body of Christ in the United States. Our country isn’t suddenly racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and xenophobic, but this election season and increased hate crimes have exposed the depth of the divide. Many of you knew that all along.
We say now what has always been true: our churches are divided, and our country is divided. We also proclaim this truth: The Church of Jesus Christ is one. In these days, we cling again to the radical unity in Jesus Christ promised to all the baptized. We cleave to this powerful, counter-cultural Christian unity as our birthright and our mission. We do not promote an easy unity, which glosses over real pain, differences, and divisions. We do not call for a false reconciliation, nor do we promote a political unanimity. Instead, we hew to the unity of our common identity as “the Body of Christ, and individually members of it” (1 Cor 12:27). We believe this moment for our country and the Church in the United States asks us to look even more honestly at the nature of our divisions.
And so, we make these commitments for the days ahead:
For some Christians, this past Sunday commemorated “Christ the King.” By naming Jesus Christ as our King, we claim ourselves first as citizens of heaven, before any other national loyalty. This Sunday recalls the Reign of Christ, who is sovereign regardless of who is elected. We receive the gift of these traditions as a reminder of our ultimate loyalty and identity.
We welcome your thoughts and feedback. We are a network of individuals, congregations and denominations convinced that what binds us together in Christ is stronger than anything that divides us. We are bound together not by political party, but by our kinship in Christ.
Mr. Anthony Barsamian, Esq.
Massachusetts Council of Churches
Rev. Laura Everett
Massachusetts Council of Churches
Need funding for an amazing project that benefits the town of Natick?
Christ Lutheran Church of Natick will award $1000 to a person or group that proposes a creative use of the funds and contributes to the quality of community life in the town.
- The funded project must be completed in 2017.
- Review of proposals will take place in January 2017 and the recipient announced in February 2017.
- Submit your application by December 31, 2016. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 508-315-3170.
Christ Lutheran Church, located at 113 Union Street in Natick, has been proud to be a part of the community for more than 100 years. Many of our members live in Natick. Christ Lutheran has been an active supporter of the town and the services available to its citizens. This Amazing Natick grant is offered by the church as another way for our congregation to give back to our town.
Christ Lutheran Church Regular Worship Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Formation
10:00 a.m. Worship
11:15 a.m. Fellowship
Please refer to our calendar for the most up-to-date office hours.