The Second Sunday in Epiphany

Week of January 16, 2022

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THIS SUNDAY​

8:00 AM Communion

10:00 AM Communion 

Up and Coming Gatherings

Prayer Hive, 8:00 AM Fridays Zoom Here

GriefShare, 2:00 PM, Wednesdays at The Hub

Franklin Ministry, 4:00 PM, Wednesdays

New Hampshire Right to Life Gathering, January 15, 11:00 AM, Concord State Buildings

Annual Meeting, January 30, 9:00 AM (One Service Only)

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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING: JANUARY 30, ONE SERVICE ONLY 

The Annual parish meeting will be be held Sunday, January 30, just after the service. One service only, at 9:00 AM. We will celebrate the past year, hear from various ministries, and members will vote on budget items and leadership for the coming year(s). Come out and hear what God is doing through this congregation.

2022 CHURCH BUDGET: KNOW WHERE YOUR TITHE GOES

The 2022 annual budget has been accepted by the vestry and will be voted on at the parish meeting January 30. We encourage the church to look it over. For those online, click the Members Portal page here and click the pig. 

Additional packets will be available the following two Sundays in the church.

VESTRY LEADERSHIP: BIG CHANGES

For the last number of years the current vestry has faced many challenges: the calling and hiring of Pastors Bill and Cinnamon, COVID, paving the parking lot, and much more. This year a number of people are leaving the vestry to minister in other areas of the church. We give thanks to Alice (Senior Warden), Bruce, Linda M., Linda W., for a job well done. Donna T. will remain as treasure, but not a vestry member. Be sure to say "thanks!" when you see them again.

VESTRY NOMINEES TO BE VOTED FOR 

Nominees for the vestry will be voted for at the annual meeting (January 30). They include terms lasting 1, 2, and 3 years. Nominees include Jane W., Larry R. Jeri S-B, and Jef. D.

EPIPHANY: IT'S QUITE EASY BEING GREEN

As we round the corner into the season of Epiphany you'll notice we've moved from the white of Christmas into the Green of Epiphany. This current season runs up through Ash Wednesday, March 2, which then will begin the purple penitential season of Lent. For more on Epiphany, watch the short video on the Anglicanism page of the website here.

DOES COVID MAKE YOU FEEL UNEASY IN CHURCH? TRY A SMALLER SERVICE

With COVID on the rise it's helpful to remember we have two services for those who feel they can't come to church. The 8:00 AM service has the same sermon as the 10:00 AM service, communion with no music. It lasts about an hour. Zooming is always an option, too.

NH RIGHT TO LIFE GATHERING

Saturday January 15 provides an opportunity to stand and take a witness for the unborn. Those interested will meet at the State Capital at 11:00 AM, or at Christ the King Parish (72 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301) depending on wind chill temperatures. For a full listing of this annual event click here

THE KINGDOM COURSE

This eight-week course, taught by Rev. Amy Howard, is designed to provide an introduction to prayer ministry and provides the backbone for prayer ministry at our church. If you are interested in taking the course, please email Cinnamon for more information. More about the course can be seen on the Diocesan website here - but all registrations need to through Pastor Cinnamon.

GRIEFSHARE AT ANDOVER HUB

It's not too late to get on board. GriefShare is a way to help heal and navigate after the loss of a loved one. For more information on time and place, visit our website page here.

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PRAYER HIVE MEETING SWITCHES TO FRIDAY MORNINGS

Beginning January the weekly prayer meetings will be moving to 8:00 AM Friday mornings. These are rich times where we pray for the church, nation, and he world. All welcome to zoom in here.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: ISAIAH

Karen Williamson, Director of Women’s Discipleship at Christ the Redeemer, writes, "Many people don’t know how to study the Bible. We assume they do, especially if they grew up in the Church or have been in the Church for years, but they often don’t. We have to take the time to teach them how to rightly handle God’s Word.” Karen begins a zoom study on the Book of Isaiah February 2. More information on Karen and her passion can be found here.

JUST TWO MORE WEEKS

If you'd like to contribute to the good people ravaged by the tornadoes in Kentucky you can send funds directly to them here, or give to Donna T. Contributions will happen for two more weeks.

CHRISTMAS EVE PUPPET MASTERS

Special thanks to our Christmas Eve puppeteers (Lizzy, Jacob, and Raul) for being the brains behind the good looks with Ruthie, Thaddeus, and Dog! Did you miss it? If so you can watch it here. Enjoy!