The Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Week of November 7, 2021

8:00 AM Communion

10:00 AM Communion

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 WELCOME!

Whether on the silver screen or in person, we are glad you're here. Our prayer is We pray that you will know God's love, experience his Presence,

and be empowered to fulfill the wondrous plans he has for you.

THIS SUNDAY

  • 8:00 AM Holy Communion (liturgy here)

  • 10:00 AM Holy Communion (liturgy here)

  • Scripture readings here.

  • Weekly Fellowship: Hot drinks and snacks between the services, and after the second service!

 

PRAYERS FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

This Sunday is the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, a day to be cognizant of and pray for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted, tortured, and killed by anti-Christian ideologies simply because of their child-like faith in Jesus. Understand more here.  Sabina The film about the life of Sabina Wurmbrand, the wife of Richard Wurmbrand and, the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs in Select Theaters Nationwide November 8th, 9th and 10th Only here.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COMES TO A CLOSE

Sunday is the last day to pack your boxes for children around the world. Opportunities to fill boxes are available in the Grange Hall, where boxes, gifts, and postage is all provided for $25. Let's take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to bless the "least of these."

OPEN HOUSE FOR THE COMMUNITY - NOVEMBER 14 FROM 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On November 14 - and in celebration with the Bishop's visit - we are hosting a community-wide open house where folks can come, peruse the campus, and enjoy the presence of God in his people. There will be soup and sandwiches in the Grange Hall, beverages and hors d'oeuvres in the Church Offices and in the East Andover Preschool. All are welcomed! If you'd like to to help out with set-up, or clean up, speak with Alice G. Sunday.

CHECK OUT THE NEW PHOTO SHOTS!

When you go into the Grange Hall for hot beverages and snacks be sure to peruse the newly hung original photographs displayed around the room. Thank you Cindy Benson for sharing with us your gifts! All photos are for sale as gifts as well. 

GATHERINGS & REHEARSALS FOR NEXT WEEKEND OF THE OPEN HOUSE 

  • November 6: Church Cleanup Day. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. See Eric F. for details.

  • November 13: Music rehearsal. 9:00 AM with Russell Vick, guest music leader.

  • November 13: Service rehearsal, including clergy, those being confirmed/received, and presenters. for details. 2:00 PM. See Kathy W. for details. 

  • November 14: Confirmation Party meets with Bishop Andrew. 9:10 AM in Grange Hall.

  • November 14: One service only. Service of Installation. 10:00 AM.

  • November 14: Open House for Community. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Bishop Andrew available to meet and greet during this time.

ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS FILLING UP: 

Where are all the men? Yes, the Encounter weekends are for men, too, and provide a safe place to share deeply, perhaps things they've never confessed before, in order to be healed and set free. We have five women attending the Women's Encounter. The men's Encounter is still "open." Partial scholarships are available. See Pastor Bill. Information page here

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

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OTHERS

The Encounter Weekend provides extended times where God's love is poured out through the Person of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). It doesn't come cheap though - about $275 a shot (for the weekend). If you'd to secretly gift a person to go (partially or fully), see Donna T.

FACEMASKING | SOCIAL DISTANCING

While everyone has a choice not to mask, face-masking is "strongly encouraged" while inside the buildings on church property. While taking communion please remain 6 feet apart with sensitivity to those more susceptible to health issues than others (1 Corinthians 8:9). 

THREE WAYS TO PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH

  • The Prayer Hive is always a place to go to pray for individuals in the church.

  • Wednesday Morning Zoom Intercession groups. 8:00 AM. All are welcomed.

  • Right now:

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear our prayers, and grant that in our congregation the pure Word of God may be preached and the Sacraments duly administered. Strengthen and confirm the faithful; protect and guide the children; visit and relieve the sick; turn and soften the wicked; arouse the careless; recover the fallen; restore the penitent; remove all hinderances to the advancement of your truth; and bring us all to be one heart and mind within your holy Church, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

BLESSED IN GIVING ALL 'ROUND

We are so grateful 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.

Special funds such as the discretionary/deacon's fund and the Mission of the Month fund can be specifically targeted by earmarking your check accordingly. 

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  

 

  

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