Archives for September 2019

Gospel of Matthew: Who knew?

Did you know that the Gospel of Matthew has a lot to say about immigration?  Come join this year’s Bible Study, as we explore this extremely relevant text. We begin on Wednesday, September 18, with morning or evening  sessions: 10 am-noon or  7-8:30 pm. Bible Study meets in the Memorial Room off the Upper Parish Hall.
We will be studying and discussing the Gospel of Matthew from September to May. We will be exploring many “Who Knew? questions, such as:
– Who knew that this gospel has so much to say about immigration (Jesus being a refugee with his family when they fled Herod)?
– Who knew the Gospel of Matthew has so much to say about the role of women, demonstrated by their presence at the crucifixion, the first at the empty tomb, and the first to meet the resurrected Christ?
– Who knew the Gospel of Matthew has so much to say about church policy and how the community should function?

Cuttyhunk Ahoy!

If it’s September, the guys must be heading over to Cuttyhunk Island. From Friday, Sept. 20 – Sunday, Sept. 22, men of Christ Church will make their annual pilgrimage to revere one of the Lord’s most magnificent creations, the striped bass. There is also an early option to sail in from Woods Hole on Thursday, Sept. 19. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, September 19
(optional day)
Sail from Woods Hole on Steve Peck’s sailboat Lotus II

Friday, September 20
Morning (10am) or afternoon (3pm) ferry from New Bedford to Cuttyhunk
5:00pm Welcome reception with Brian Horrigan’s raw bar featuring Seth
6:30pm Dinner with Joe’s Barr’s legendary Bananas Foster

Saturday, September 21
Explore Cuttyhunk Island (read, hike, sail, nap, fish)
5:00pm Reception and dinner

Sunday, September 22
Morning service
3:00pm Ferry to New Bedford

Please contact Mike Niden  ( or 781-801-2151) or Tim Lysaght ( to RSVP or for more info.