The Third Sunday of Advent

Week of December 12, 2021

8:00 AM Communion

10:00 AM Non-Communion

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THIS WEEK

8:00 AM Communion, Sunday, Download Liturgy Here, or p.123 in BCP

10:00 AM Non-Communion, Sunday, Download Liturgy Here

Scripture Readings of the Day Here

Prayer ministry offered after the second service.

KidzChurch today. 

Discovery Bible Study after the second service.

UP AND COMING

Prayer Hive, 8:00 AM Wednesday Zoom Here

Franklin Ministry, 4:00 PM, Wednesday

KidzChurch: Sunday, December 12 @ 10:00 AM

Men's Breakfast: Thursday, December 16 @ 8:00 AM (Wyatt's Family Restaurant, Franklin)

Church Community Christmas Caroling: Sunday, December 19 @ 4:00 PM

Christmas Eve Family Service: Friday, December 24 @ 5:00 PM

ADVENT KIDZCHURCH

This Sunday the kids will worship in the sanctuary with their families and head out with Lizzy, Tracy, and Beth into the Grange Hall for a story, special Christmas activity, and snacks. Parents are asked to pick up the kiddos after the service.

ADVENT WREATH THIS WEEK

If you and your family, or a group of friends, would like to lead these prayers, we're looking for people for Sunday. See, or email Pastor Cinnamon here

DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

Each Sunday of Advent will be a time to reflect on the readings affiliated with Advent. The Discovery Bible study is a place to hear what the Spirit is speaking to you in the passage with the intention of living that truth out through the week. The study lasts about an hour and take place after the 10:00 AM service. All are welcome!

MEN'S BREAKFAST THIS WEEK

For those of you who expressed interest in getting together for a time of brothers in Christ to pray and chew the fat (bacon), we have firmed up this Thursday, December 16th at 8:00 AM at Watt’s Family Restaurant in Franklin. The restaurant owner knows we are coming, so head for the back room, take a seat and wait for the rest of us coming from many miles away. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Need more info? Email Jef here.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS CAROLING: NEXY WEEK, DECEMBER 19

Tune up your voices and make plans to sing the the Good News! Meet at the church at 4:00 PM on December 19.  Invite friends to spread cheer by singing carols together and enjoy fellowship with home made hot chocolate afterwards.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTAS

A beautiful way to remember a loved one is to decorate the sanctuary with a poinsettia. They can be purchased by you and brought into the sanctuary, or monies for purchase can be given to Donna T. See Alice G. for more information. 

ANGLICANS FOR LIFE

We are in the process of becoming a Life Church representing Anglicans For Life, a ministry that recognizes the preciousness of human life from conception to death. In fact, we will be the only life church in the state! You'll be hearing more about Anglicans for Life in the new year. For now check out their "About Us" page on their website here, or see Rita R. or Donna K on Sunday.

GRIEFSHARE TO BEGIN JANUARY 14th AT ANDOVER HUB

For those grieving the loss of a family member or friend, the Holidays can be a difficult time. You may have found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt that you feel. It can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. 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.

STORIES OF SPIRITUAL REAWAKENING

See what the Lord is doing all across the Anglican Diocese of New England. 

PRAYER MINISTRY AT ANDOVER

There are a number of ways to receive, or give, prayer. Here are a few of them:

  • Sunday Morning. Prayers are offered after the service at front of the church for you or situations you are concerned with.

  • Wednesday Morning. Common prayer times run from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. ZOOM here. Prayer appointments can be arranged for extended times of "soaking prayer" through the week. Appointments can be made with Cinnamon B. or Linda M.

  • Quiet Time Prayers. Bring the Prayer Hive list before the Lord in your personal devotions. You can see them here(Contact the office here to request a password.) 

  • Anytime. Personal counselling and "soaking prayer" appointments can be arranged through the offices  here.

What a privilege it is to carry... Everything to God in prayer!

A WORD ON DESIGNIATED GIVING

There's a tendency to give money and/or time to special funds or projects, sometimes even considering "time spent" as one's weekly tithe. This type of giving is called "designated giving." While highly valued, designated giving is considered up and beyond one's weekly tithe.

This season of Advent (the church's New Year) is a great time to evaluate giving on all levels (ministry, time, and monies) and discover what and where what God would desire for you in '22. 

A PRAYER FOR FUTURE VESTRY LEADERSHIP 

Almighty and ever living God, source of all wisdom and calling, stir those whom you've called for the renewal and mission of this church. We pray you'd raise up anointed leadership for 2022, empower them with your Spirit, and grace them in your compassion. In all things teach us to seek first your honor and glory and grant us the courage to pursue the call of Christ, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

PHOTO GALLERY OF INSTALLATION PICS

For a taste of the installation service - complete with those being confirmed and received, head out to the Community page of the website, or click the cross below!

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INSTALATION SERMON BY BISHOP ANDREW

A powerful sermon was preached by our Bishop at the Service of Installation and Confirmation. It had to do with restoration and God's will in our trials. 

Bishop Andrew Williams
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