Whether on the silver screen or in person, we are glad you're here - especially those online!
Communion services (8:00 AM and 10:00 AM) here.
Scripture readings here.
Weekly Fellowship: Hot drinks and snacks available after each service.
SKILLED WITH A SAW?
Pastor Bill is seeking a person(s) who could make a puppet theater for a Christmas Eve presentation. The theater could be set on a table, or be free standing. For more information talk to Bill on Sunday.
INTERESTED IN CHURCH LEADERSHIP?
We are seeking four lay leaders to serve God's vision and mission through the vestry. Applicants must be confirmed members of the church. For more information see Alice G. on Sunday.
PRAYER TEAM GATHERS
A gathering of the healing team, including those feeling called to the ministry, will happen October 31, just after the 10:00 PM service. See Linda M. for details.
FINAL RUMMAGE SALE OF THE SEASON: OCTOBER 30
Our next rummage sale (and bake) is Saturday, October 30. If you have items you'd like to give for the sale please bring them in anytime after the Wednesday before the sale, anytime after October 27.
OCTOBER MISSION OF THE MONTH: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
OPEN HOUSE FOR EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD - NOVEMBER 14 FROM 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On November 14 - and in celebration with the Bishop's visit, installation, and confirmations, we are hosting a community and church-wide open house. It will be a time when folks can come, meet the Bishop, and peruse the campus. There will be soup and sandwiches in the Grange Hall, beverages and snacks in the Church Offices and the East Andover Preschool. Perhaps you know of folks who would like to visit the church again, or even inquire as to how to enroll their child in the preschool? This day is for them. Also see the blurb in the Andover Beacon in November. If you'd like to to help out with set-up, or clean up, speak with Alice G. Sunday.
CONFIRMATIONS and RECEPTIONS
When Bishop Andrew visits he will also be confirming others in the Anglican tradition. Those "confirmands" include Jane, Judy, Lizzy, Larry, and Tyreen set to be confirmed. Rita will be received, as she has already been confirmed in another church. If you would like to be confirmed or received, see Bill as soon as possible.
LEAF BRIGADE REMOVAL: IN SERCH OF HOLY RAKERS
Grab your rakes and mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6, where we will be preparing the grounds through leaf banishment in preparation for the Bishop's visit. See Eric for details.
JESUS IS LIT UP
Next time you're in the church take a look at the mural of the Last Supper in the back of the church. Thanks to Beth B, we were able to softly illumine the space and it takes on a whole new look. Check it our for yourself!
WE ARE ANGLICANS FOR LIFE
We are associated with Anglicans for Life. There are a number of people in the church who would like to see pro-Life issues elevated in our community. See Donna K if you'd like to be involved. A second, more local ministry we support is Aspire Women's Center. Pray for the unborn, the born, and the dying.
ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS FILLING UP
Women's Encounter: November 19 - 21, 2021
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.
Jef D. and others are working to make your website easier to navigate and more attractive to the cyber-visitor. If you haven't been here for a while take a look at our new digs - especially with regard to the Member Portal page.
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 YOUR 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.
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.