This Sunday September 5, 2021

One Service Only
10:00 AM 

Annual Church Picnic

Join us for a time of eating and feasting just after the service!

Watermelon

The Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Week of August 29, 2021

8:00 AM Communion

10:00 AM Non-Communion

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Readings

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Readers

   

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

A CALL TO PRAYER FROM ARCHBISHOP FOLEY BEACH REGARDING THE SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN, HAITI, AND THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Rt. Rev. Foley Beach has responds to the Haiti and Afghanistan in a pastoral letter. Read it here

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE CHURCH FAMILY

Be sure to say a special "hi" to our newest church members: Larry and Rita Rees, Lizzy Daneault, Melissa Leintz, and Tyreen Perry. Check out the picture gallery on the Community life page.

COMMUNITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW

Help support our projects and swing by the Grange Hall tomorrow (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) to peruse a plethora of baked goods, clothing, toys, and more. This is a part of a wider community yard sale which has numerous locations across town. Donna T and her Angels are all making it happen. To donate for this one or our next sale, see Donna T.

 

ANNUAL PICNIC RESCHEDULED FOR September 5

Same church time (10:00 AM), same picnic place (Church grounds), just a different date.  We supply the meat, all others bring goodies. See how you can contribute by contacting Alice.

PASTORS BILL AND CINNAMON TO BE INSTALLED

October 23rd Bichip Andrew will install Bill and Cinnamon as Rector and Rector's Associate for Andover Community Church. It will be a wonderful service with a lot of moving parts. If you'd like to help, contact Kathy W. We welcome the Blomquist's to our church.

 

THE CONTINUING COVID STORY

COVID variants are emerging moreso each day. Be assured your vestry is monitoring the situation closely and may initiate changes when we gather a the situation demands..

 

WHO CAN YOU INVITE TO ALPHA?

ALPHA begins next week. If you are planning to invite friends to the first evening Linda W. needs to know for a head count. More information on ALPHA is here. Please pray for the ALPHA team as they share God's love this fall: Linda, Linda, Nancy, Jef, Cinnamon, Jef, Beth, Bill, and Lawrence. Email Linda W. here. 

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

An "Encounter" weekend is a life-changing retreat designed to deepen each believer into a renewed relationship with the living God and is a perfect follow up for those who have completed the ALPHA course.

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

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

These weekends fill up fast and many are disappointed they couldn't get in. See Pastor Cinnamon for more information on how you can attend. Diocesan information page here.

REAWAKENING CONFERENCE, "PUTTING ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT" OCTOBER 8-9

A Diocesan-wide conference with with Bishops Todd Hunter & Andrew Williams will feature worship led by renowned NYC worship pastor/coach Dave Edwards (and musicians from across our diocese) and have opportunities of attending 2 of 8+ equipping workshops on various topics. This is an opportunity to meet others engaged in hearing God's voice and fellowshipping with like-minded Anglicans. You can read more about the conference here. If you are interesting in attending see Pastor Bill.

MORE ABOUT ANGLICANISM

An updated page on the website is just about all you need to know who we are and what makes us different from other expressions of the Faith is on the website. Visit it here

TAKE THREE "TABS" AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING

Pastor Bill recently completed a three week teaching series on the Tabernacle of Moses. Most of the material from that series comes from a book he wrote called, "Meet Me in the Desert." The book (along with a weekly devotional) is free and can be downloaded from Bill's website here

PRAYER HIVE

If you would like to add a request for prayer see the Prayer Hive page here

An intercessory team meets regularly to prayer over the list on Wednesdays at 8:00. Welcome! Zoom address here.

UPDATES ON GIVING TO PARKING LOT AND PRAYER BOOKS

  • Parking Lot: $1,000.00

  • Prayer Books: $400

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches for Franklin. People to make sandwiches and bring them to the laundromat in Franklin on a regular basis. Contact: Linda M here.

  • Fellowship Goodies on Sundays for Sunday Mornings. People to assist on a team to provide light snacks and set up to work on a committed team. Contact: Judy E here.

  • Twin Rivers Food Bank. People to for Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 Am - 11:00 AM and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Contact: More information here.

  • Worship Design. A person to work with Bill to create artistic ways to enhance worship gatherings (includes light construction, creative design, music, art, etc.). Email him Bill here.

"DEACON'S FUND" MORPHS TO "DISCRETIONARY FUND"

Many of us donate monies through envelopes marked "Deacon's Fund." These funds are collected and used to help those within the church with financial needs as needed (i.e. provision for heat, unexpected bills, or other things at the discretion of leadership). Offerings will still be collected and gifted in envelopes as before, but the name of the account is now changed from "Deacon's Fund" to "Discretionary Fund." Requests for assistance can be directed to Fr. Bill. 

BLESSED IN GIVING ALL 'ROUND

Did you know, that as a church in the Anglican Diocese of New England, our goal is to tithe 10% to the Diocesan center? We give as the church gives. Thank you for your continued giving. 

Giving is best done: 

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

  • Online giving here.

  • Given directly to Donna T.

The discretionary fund is specifically is used to help families as needs arise. If you would like to donate specifically to this (up and beyond your normal giving) earmark checks "Deacon's Fund," 

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

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  • August 28: Community-Wide Rummage Sale, in the Grange Hall, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • August 29: Sunday Services, Communion and Non-Communion, 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

  • September 5: Church Picnic, One Service, 10:00 AM

  • September 7 - November 16: Tuesday Evenings: ALPHA, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • October 1-31: Mission of the Month: Operation Christmas Child

  • October 8 - 9: Reawakening Conference, Information here

  • October 24: Bishop's visit (one service)

  • November 19 - 21: Women's Encounter, Information here

  • December 3 - 5: Men's Encounter, Information here

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