the Week of July 18, 2021

The Eight Sunday After Pentecost

8:00 AM Communion 

10:00 AM Communion

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Readings

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Church 

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Readers

   WELCOME!
Whether on the silver screen or in person, we are glad you're here! 

THIRD SATURDAY: WORSHIP, TESTIMONY, AND MINISTRY

All are invited for an extended time of music, sharing, and prayer tomorrow, Saturday, July 17, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This is a wonderfully safe opportunity to hear God and receive rich ministry for physical or emotional healing. In the sanctuary. Email Cinnamon with questions here.

A KIDZ CHURCH EXODUS

Last week the KidzChurch Tribes walked through the wilderness en-route to the Promised Land. God was faithful the whole way. He led us by a cloud, fed us manna in the wilderness, quail, and even provided water from the rock! Special thanks to Tracy, Beth, and Jason for helping us making it all happen. See the picture gallery at the bottom of this page, or visit the KidzChurch webpage here.

ZOOMERS & SUNDAY MORNINGS

PDF' Downloads are now available of the Communion liturgies for you to follow along with at home. Fetch them here. We encourage you to pray your own prayers during the spontaneous times of the service. At this point we are unable to hear your prayers in the sanctuary.

COFFEE AND KAYAKS IV THIS WEEK

Fasten your yaks and head over to Bradley Lake, next Saturday morning, July 24, from 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM for a morning of exploration and swimming on this pristine reservoir. For more information on this summer tradition, email Melissa here.

"INVITATIONS" CLASS  |  SIGN UP BY AUGUST 1

Invitations is for those interested in becoming members of the church and those seeking to be received or confirmed as a member of the Anglican church.

Being a member has its advantages:

  • get a voice at church meetings

  • serve on ministry teams

  • be an active part of worship services

  • can commit to projects and mission initiatives around the place

  • get to tithe

  • no longer be a chronic visitor

Being confirmed, or received, into the Anglican church has it's advantages, too:

  • all of the above membership advantages

  • voting at annual meetings, and other significant decisions in the church

  • ministry leadership (ministry coordinator, leaders of any ministry of the church)

  • local leadership opportunities (vestry)

  • diocesan and national leadership opportunities (New England, USA)

  • opportunities for ordained ministry

The  class will runs across two consecutive Sundays, August 8 & 15, from 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Sign-ups are essential for food purposes. Email Jef DeMarie here to sign up, or for any questions about your situation 

ANGLICANS FOR LIFE

We are seeking affiliation with Anglicans for Life, a pro-life ministry whose ministry reaches from conception to death for the sake of Christ's love. Tuesday night an opportunity to see the film Roe vs. Wade is happening in Windham NH. For more information on this, or Anglicans for Life, email Donna K here.

 

ENCOUNTER

An Encounter Weekend is a life-changing retreat designed to bring each believer into a renewed relationship with the living God. It is a catalytic weekend, designed to bring the things which separate us from receiving the love and freedom of the Father to Jesus at the Cross, setting us free by the power of the Holy Spirit, and releasing us into a completely new identity as sons and daughters of God. At Encounter Weekends, we establish a paradigm for a life filled with radical, safe, authentic vulnerability, and transformation. Many of our people have attended encounter, others have tried but the weekends were full. This is the time to sign up! Both Pastor's Bill and Cinnamon are actively involved in the "Encounter Culture."

  • Women's Encounter: November 19 - 21, 2021

  • Men's Encounter: December 3 - 5, 2021

For more information CLICK HERE. Partial scholarships are available. 

PARKING LOT UPDATE: $2,922.22 NEEDED 

If you would like to contribute to the cause you may see Donna on Sunday, or email her here. Paving of the parking lot begins the end of July.

JABBED UP AND COVID TIGHT

99.2% of everyone who has COVID, or have died from it this month, are people who have chosen not to receive vaccination. The delta variant has been described as "COVID on steroids."  If you haven't been vaccinated, we highly recommend it. Stick around for a while.

I NEVER THOUGHT I'D LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED

Irene Jewett - a long time member of our church is turning 100 years old. We have a card for her at the back of the church for you to sign on Sunday. 

THE PRAYER BOOKS ARE COMING! THE PRAYER BOOKS ARE COMING! 

A goal to get two Prayer Books in each pew is on its way. Having prayer books in the pews will lend greater creativity for Sundays, including marriages, healing, Holy Week, and other services.  80 books are needed at a total cost of $1500. (Books are about $20 a piece.) If you would like to donate to the cause, earmark checks to "Book Drive," or speak with Donna T.

NEW VESTRY MEMBERS IN 2022

Many of us on Vestry will be leaving at the end of this year, thus opening up opportunities for others to step in the gap. For more information on what a vestry member does, qualifications and requirements, or other questions of discernment, see Bill.

ALPHA TO REIGNITE IN SEPTEMBER

The ALPHA program is a 10 week course where participants are invited to share a meal, hear a teaching on an aspect of the Faith, and openly share their thoughts and viewpoints. Guests include those searching for faith, those seeking to clarify what they believe, or those wanting to brush up on the basics. Newcomers are strongly encouraged to come to ALPHA.

  • Needs Include:

    • People with a servant's heart to create an atmosphere of hospitality among our guests: set up/take down, tech, cook crock-pot meals, and music. 

    • Guests to be invited. These are people you know, people you work with. You will invite them to the opening session, enjoy a meal with them, and leave them to participate for the rest of the course.

Check out the website page HERE for more information about the course, and sign up, or volunteer to help by emailing Linda here

ISRAEL IS REAL: DAN TO BEERSHEBA SLATED FOR APRIL 2022 DEADLINE

If you are interested, or have questions about a trip to the Holy Land, see Fr. Bill or Mother Cinnamon within two weeks. Currently 12 people from across the country are going, and were seeking 8 others. Shalom ya'll!

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Giving 10% of one's income is the minimum standard of giving in the Scripture. We bless you for you giving and sharing your time, talents, and treasures with the faithful. Giving is done in two ways:

  • Offering plates at the rear of the church (as you enter)

  • Online giving here

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Luke 6:38

 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS OF NOTE

  • July 24: Saturday Morning, Coffee and Kayaks, Bradly Lake, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • July 31: Saturday Afternoon, Birthday Open House for Irene, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • July 31: Rummage/Garage and Bake Sale, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • August 8 + 15: Sunday Mornings, Invitations Class, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • August 12: Vestry, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • August 22: Church Picnic and Welcome New Members (One Service: 9:30 AM)

  • September 7: Tuesday Evenings: ALPHA, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • November 19 - 21: Women's Encounter

  • December 3 - 5: Men's Encounter

KIDZCHURCH EXODUS

Click the Picts and Enjoy!