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Sunday Worship Notes
 Sunday, February 26, 2012
Worship Service, 12:00 p.m.
Meeting at St. Peter's Chelsea
346 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
"An Invitation to Journey With Jesus and Travel With Truth"
Speaker: Rev. Addie Banks
Lay Leader: Kathleen Reid



Mary Sheeran, Special Music


Jeff Cubeta, Music Director  



We hope you will join us for worship at Chelsea Community Church this Sunday to hear Rev. Abbie Banks' sermon topic of " An Invitation to Journey With Jesus and Travel With Truth" based on Scripture Readings Hebrews 12: 1-2, 12-13 and Mark 1: 9-13. Worship begins at 12:00 p.m.   
Rev. Addie Banks (Mennonite) is associate minister at King of Glory Tabernacle in the Bronx.  A spiritual director, she is executive director of the congregation's Groundswell Peace Resource Center, which provides mediation and conflict resolution and works with community organizations. She is co-chair of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, an interfaith organization, and is a member of the executive committee of the national governing board of her denomination, Mennonite Church USA.



Mary Sheeran will be providing special music during the service, singing " I Was Standing in a Garden" from Leonard Bernstein's opera " A Quiet Place".


Please join us for communion, if you choose, immediately following the service, and for coffee hour next door in the rectory, also following the service. 

 Book Group
will not be meeting this Sunday.

March 4th
Rev. John Magisano
(Univ. Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches)

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Scripture Readings


New International Version (NIV) 



Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-13


1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 "Make level paths for your feet,"[a] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Mark 1:9-13

The Baptism and Testing of Jesus
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."

12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[a] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

Our Mission Statement

An independent, non-denominational, lay-led Christian congregation, Chelsea Community Church is not a building but a people. We offer a supportive environment for people of all faiths and of uncertain faith:

TO ENABLE each individual to define personal religious beliefs,

TO WORSHIP in prayer, music, reading and interpretation of scripture with speakers from a variety of backgrounds,

TO NURTURE each other in spiritual growth, while respecting a diversity of beliefs,

TO SHARE with and support each other in the daily and extraordinary events of our lives,

TO HELP those in need both inside and outside our congregation.

WE WELCOME anyone to worship with us and become part of our extended Christian family.

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