Saturday, November 21, 2009

Announcements for Thanksgiving

  • As usual, we have been meeting every week on Saturdays, 5:00pm at The Dugout . That's right, we meet every week unless the Dugout is closed, in which case I will email with alternate plans.
  • And so guess what? The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Saturday, November 28th, the Dugout is CLOSED. Soooo...
  • Saturday, November 28th, The Pub Church will gather at 124 Hamilton St. in Cambridge for dinner and a movie. Dinner is at 5:00pm and then we will get on the T and head to Harvard Sq. AMC for a movie (TBD).
  • On Thanksgiving, 11/26, at 5:00pm all are invited to Thanksgiving dinner at 124 Hamilton St. in Cambridge. Please join us in giving thanks, eating good food, and enjoying each other's company. Feel free to bring anyone else with you too. Also if you want to bring a favorite side-dish or dessert let me know so we won't double cook :-)
  • In other news, The Pub Church has an intern this academic year! Wes Dalton is a Master of Divinity student at the BU School of Theology and is doing his field education with us at pub church. Already a regular participant at pub church, we now get to participate with him in accomplishing his learning objectives. Ask him about it :-)
Hope to see you soon!

November 21, 2009 Gathering


Music by John Gerard


Welcome to The Pub Church! We are a church in a pub and the Spirit is with us. In this space you are free to move about, order drinks/food, doodle, and express your ideas openly!

We come together with diversity of thoughts, stories, talents, hopes and hurts; all we bring is welcome. Our prayer is that in coming together with all our differences and with Spirit, we participate toward a new divine reality. This is sacred space.


God, you have already blessed this table as the means for our coming together, help us now to share in honesty and towards truth, so that the fruits of this gathering may be loving fellowship and new life. Amen.



In this place we creatively express;

Some of us are focused, some are a mess!

We participate during the sermon

And people do connect, we are learnin’

Greet all with a handshake, toast or a wave

At all times feel free to yell, rant or rave

Fake not friends, we can arrive as we are.

Cheers! Here’s to sacred space in a bar!


By John


Mark 7: 24-30

From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre.* He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 28But she answered him, ‘Sir,* even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’ 29Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.’ 30So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

· Initial thoughts? Comments?


God is with us.

Yes she is.



Go now in peace, in love, in contemplation, and in whatever way the Spirit pulls at you.


By John