The First Sunday of Christmas

Week of December 26, 2021

8:00 AM Communion

10:00 AM Non-Communion

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THIS WEEK

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

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

Scripture Readings of the Day Here

Prayer ministry offered after the second service.

Bible Study after the second service.

UP AND COMING

Prayer Hive, 8:00 AM Wednesday Zoom Here

Franklin Ministry, 4:00 PM, Wednesday

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

A big difference between the way society celebrates Christmas and the Church celebrates Christmas is that we celebrate Christmas for 12 whole days! The birth of the Savior to be too wondrous for just one day. Our celebration is reflected in the readings, carols, and sermons for the full 12 days, ending on Epiphany, January 6th. 

CHRISTMAS EVE THANKGIVINGS

Special thanks to everyone who decorated the church for Christmas Eve services - specially to our puppeteers Lizzy, Raul, and Jacob. We also remember those for whom these memorials are given and give thanks for Steve and Kathy Kelly, who set up the life-sized nativity just outside the building. Take time to stand before it this season and see what happens!

TRAGEDY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY

Earlier this week disaster struck the western Kentucky region with a massive tornado event. Whole towns, neighborhoods, and churches have been heartbreakingly affected. Lord have mercy. This Sunday we are inviting designated gifts on their behalf. If you would like to respond to the tornado tragedy in Kentucky, The Anglican Relief & Development Fund (ARDF) has provided ways to do that. You can give directly to them here, or designate checks to "Kentucky" and drop them in the plates in the church as you walk in.

2022 PROPOSED BUDGET

Vestry leadership is working hard to fine tune the 2022 propose budget. A work in process can be accessed through the Member's Portal here

GRIEFSHARE TO BEGIN JANUARY 12th 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.

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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY

It is difficult to search the Scriptures and then "walk it out," yet this is the motive behind this study. Come, be challenged to seek God in His Word, and walk away with an "I will..." statement for the week. The study lasts about an hour and take place after the 10:00 AM service. All are welcome!

STORIES OF SPIRITUAL REAWAKENING

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

PRAYERS AT ANDOVER

Prayers are offered after Sunday services at front of the church, on Fridays at 8:00 AM (ZOOM here), or anytime on the Prayer Hive here. "Soaking prayer" appointments can be arranged hereWhat a privilege it is to carry... Everything to God in prayer!

PRAYER HIVE MEETING TO CHANGE IN JANUARY

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.

A MINISTRY CELEBRATING 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. For more information check out the page on our website here, or see Rita R. or Donna K on Sunday.

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A PRAYER FOR FUTURE VESTRY LEADERSHIP 

Father you have laid on our hearts your vision and passion to reach the lost. Raise up leaders among us to further your call in this place. In Christ we pray. 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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INSTALLATION 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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