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Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

WEEKLY BULLETIN

The Second Sunday in Advent

The Week of December 4, 2022

WELCOME VISITORS 

You've landed in a great place where the love of God is demonstrated through ancient traditions, practical sermons, and authentic expressions of the Spirit.

 

Advent is a season of preparation. Everything we do is about preparing to meet the Infant Saviour at Christmas. We invite you to journey with us this season as we look ahead for the coming of the Promise, born in Bethlehem.

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SERVICES FOR IRENE JEWETT

A short graveside service for Irene, family, and friends will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, Andover, this Sunday, December 4, at 1:00 PM. The service will be followed by a reception at the Andover Fire Department. All are welcomed. Read her obituary here

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NOTE: NO ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

There will be no Adult class this week = as many of us will be attending the graveside service and reception for Irene Jewett. Class resumes next week in the Upper Room.

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FAMILY READERS FOR ADVENT

Each Sunday in Advent a family, or small group of friends will have the opportunity to read a Scripture, light a candle, and say a prayer from the front of the service. If you would like to be a part of this, see Fr. Bill for the script and date.

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ALL ABOUT ADVENT

Welcome to Advent. The theme of this year is "Let every heart prepare him room." In our sharing, sermons, studies and songs, we will be seeking ways wherein we can prepare for Christ's birth in the mangers of our heart. In the meantime, check out the following links:

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IN NEED OF A TREE?

There's a free tree on the side of the church. If you want it, take it, it's yours. Merry Christmas.

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CHOSEN PEOPLE: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND JESUS 

Join Mitch Foreman from Chosen People Ministries on December 14 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and Jesus. Alan Grill, will be making potato pancakes and there will be other refreshments. A love offering will be taken for Chosen People Ministries. Three church's will be celebrating this evening the symbols in this ancient service of the Israelites. RSVP with Beth B. in person or here.

MINISTRY TEAM LEADER BREAKFAST: JANUARY 7

If you are a ministry team leader (and you know who you are), mark your calendars for Saturday morning, January 7, 8:45am - 11:30am for a leader gathering with all the trimmings. This will be a time to thank our leaders, and share vision for 2021.

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MEN'S BREAKFAST: DECEMBER 15

Join Good good, great fellowship. Men, make plans to join us in Tilton at 8:00 a.m. for another round with Linda and the good people at Diana's. Interested men can see Fr. Bill on Sunday or email him here

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VESTRY NOMINATIONS CONTINUE

Two vestry slots are opening up in 2023.If you are interested in vestry leadership see Fr. Bill or contact any member of the current vestry.

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FURNACE UPDATE: GRANGE HALL WORSHIP CONTINUES

Church continues in the Grange Hall. Pray that the supply chain kicks in and the chimney liner is installed by Christmas Eve. 

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MANY WAYS TO GIVE

There are many ways of giving to the church, some which include money. People have been known to give houses, cars, land and other non-monetary items through wills and trusts. There are a number of ways of giving money to the church: it can be designated to a certain place (for example outreach), be left in the offertory plate as you walk in (general fund), or given directly into the priests discretionary fund (old "Deacon's Fund") for specific needs as they arise in the congregation (which include housing, gas, conferences, etc.). Either way you go you can't go wrong because God loves the cheerful giver.

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CARPE DIEM

October's Anglicans for Life Newsletter is out. Read it here. The Prayer Calendar is published and can be accessed here. More information on AFL can be read on our webpage here

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SHARING GOD'S LOVE TO A NEW GENERATION

15 Things to Know about the Non-churched When Sharing Christ...

13. They invite their friends if they like what they’re discovering. They will be your best inviters if they love what you’re doing.

 

 

15 Characteristics of the Unchurched

Source: Carey Nieuwhof

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December 4: Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Caroling (Andover)

December 14: Chosen People Ministries at Boscawen

December 15: Men's Breakfast

December 20: Vestry Meeting

December 24: Christmas Eve Services (5:30 PM)

December 25: Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music (9:30 AM)

January 7: Ministry Leader's Breakfast

Ongoing

Gifted to Serve | Sundays 11:30A

Women's Bible Study | Tuesdays 7P - 8:30P

Franklin Outreach Ministry | Wednesdays 5P - 7P

Prayer Hive  |  Thursdays 8A - 9A