While our full, triumphal reopening occurs after Labor Day, we have some events we hope will whet your Return-to-Church-Appetite.
JAZZ ICE CREAM PARLOR
Thursday, July 1st at 6pm
Join us for danceable music from the Willie Sordillo Ensemble and free ice cream from Somerville's Tipping Cow, a Black-owned business. Can't join us in person? Tune into our Virtual Jazz Coffee House at the same time: www.oldsouth.org/jazz
THOUGHTFUL PATRIOTISM ALL-CHURCH WORSHIP
Sunday, July 4th at 10am
Join us in person in the air-conditioned Gordon Chapel for a Worship Watch Party as Old South presents patriotic music and readings. Refreshments (including Girl Scout cookies!) await you. Following worship, take a docented tour of the sanctuary or gather around the piano for real, in person singing with Mitchell Crawford at the keyboard! Why not make a date with a friend for lunch? Planning to bring children under the age of vaccinations? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't join us in person? Tune into our All-Church Sunday Worship at the same time: www.oldsouth.org/Sundays
A PRAYER OF BLESSING
Gracious God, bless Old South Church as we emerge from pandemic, from isolation, from shuttered doors, from wariness and distancing. Recall us to the delight of each other’s good company. Let these old walls resound again with laughter and hearty greetings. Let the smell of coffee, the sight of familiar faces, the sounds of piano and organ, bells and horns, infuse chapel and sanctuary, hallway and stairwell. Let the exiles return and the diaspora regather. Bless us as we emerge from ordeal and trial and reacquaint ourselves with the pleasures of fellowship as the church regathered, re-membered: singing, praying, rejoined as Christ’s own sweet body. Bless us. Amen.
SAVE THE DATE
JAZZ Worship, Thursdays at 6pm in the Gordon Chapel, beginning September 9
FIRST Worship, Sundays at 9am in the Gordon Chapel, beginning September 12
FESTIVAL Worship, Sundays at 11am in the Sanctuary, beginning September 12
HEALING Worship, 2nd Sundays at 10am in the Columbarium, beginning September 12
Festival of the Christian Life
A Festival of New Beginnings
Please note, per the CDC, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and our Covid 19 Blue Ribbon Task Force, fully vaccinated people need not (but may) wear masks. Those who are unvaccinated are required to mask up. Children under age 12 who have not been vaccinated, and any adults who work with them, must be masked. Indoors, we will provide an area for those who wish to socially distance.