The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Week of August 22, 2021
8:00 AM Communion
10:00 AM Non-Communion
August 22: Sunday Morning, ONE SERVICE @ 10:00 AM
August 25: Intercessory Prayer, Zoom Here, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
August 25: Franklin Downtown Ministry, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
August 24: Mock ALPHA Meeting (For Team)
August 26: Music Team rehearsal, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
September : KidzChurch Sunday (10:00 AM), Webpage here
September 7 - November 16: Tuesday Evenings: ALPHA, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
October 1-31: Mission of the Month: Operation Christmas Child
October 8 - 9: Reawakening Conference, Information here
November 19 - 21: Women's Encounter, Information here
December 3 - 5: Men's Encounter, Information here
Whether on the silver screen or in person, we are glad you're here!
A CALL TO PRAYER FROM ARCHBISHOP FOLEY BEACH REGARDING THE SITUATION IN AFGHANISTAN, HAITI, AND THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Rt. Rev. Foley Beach has responds to the Haiti and Afghanistan in a pastoral letter. Read it here.
NO CHURCH PICNIC THIS WEEK - STILL ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10:00 AM
This week, August 22 was to be our annual church picnic but Henri is putting a dampener on all that. The picnic is rescheduled for September 5, Labor Day Weekend, with one service at 10:00 AM. This week, August 15, one service is scheduled with the welcoming of the new members.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE CHURCH FAMILY
Thanks to Jeff D. for teaching an excellent Invitations class for those wanting to be members and/or Anglicans. Be sure to say a special "hi" to our newest church members: Larry and Rita Rees, Lizzy Daneault, Melissa Leintz, and Tyreen Perry.
QUESTION: WHO WILL YOU INVITE TO ALPHA?
Seekers? Skeptics? Folks searching for the meaning of life? Pray for a time to invite them to join you at our first meeting on September 7. More information on ALPHA is here.
TAKE THREE "TABS" AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING
Pastor Bill recently completed a three week teaching series on the Tabernacle of Moses. Most of the material from that series comes from a book he wrote called, "Meet Me in the Desert." The book (along with a weekly devotional) is free and can be downloaded from Bill's website here.
NEW VESTRY OPENINGS in 2022
Four vestry slots are opening in January, with two or three year commitments for each. If you are interested in learning more about this level of leadership in the church contact our Sr. Warden, Alice here or see her Sunday.
REAWAKENING CONFERENCE, "PUTTING ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT" OCTOBER 8-9
A Diocesan-wide conference with with Bishops Todd Hunter & Andrew Williams will feature worship led by renowned NYC worship pastor/coach Dave Edwards (and musicians from across our diocese) and have opportunities of attending 2 of 8+ equipping workshops on various topics. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet others engaged in hearing God's voice and fellowshipping with like-minded Anglicans. You can read more about the conference here. If you are interesting in attending see Pastor Bill.
"Encounter" is a life-changing retreat designed to bring each believer into a renewed relationship with the living God. This is the time to sign up! See Pastor Cinnamon for more information on how you can attend.
Women's Encounter: November 19 - 21, 2021
Men's Encounter: December 3 - 5, 2021
If you would like to add a request for prayer see the Prayer Hive page here.
An intercessory team meets regularly to prayer over the list on Wednesdays at 8:00. Welcome! Zoom address here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches for Franklin. People to make sandwiches and bring them to the laundromat in Franklin on a regular basis. Contact: Linda M here.
Fellowship Goodies on Sundays for Sunday Mornings. People to assist on a team to provide light snacks and set up to work on a committed team. Contact: Judy E here.
Twin Rivers Food Bank. People to for Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 Am - 11:00 AM and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Contact: More information here.
Worship Design. People to work with Pastor Bill to create artistic ways to enhance worship gatherings (includes light construction, creative design, music, art, etc.). Pastor Bill here.
UPDATES ON GIVING TO PARKING LOT AND PRAYER BOOKS
Parking Lot: $1,000.00
Prayer Books: $600
"DEACON'S FUND" MORPHS TO "DISCRETIONARY FUND"
Many of us donate monies through envelopes marked "Deacon's Fund." These funds are collected and used to help those within the church with financial needs as needed (i.e. provision for heat, unexpected bills, or other things at the discretion of leadership). Offerings will still be collected and gifted in envelopes as before, but the name of the account is now changed from "Deacon's Fund" to "Discretionary Fund." Requests for assistance can be directed to Fr. Bill.
BLESSED IN GIVING ALL 'ROUND
As a church in the Anglican Diocese of New England, our goal is to tithe 10% to them of what is tithed to us. We give as the church gives. Thank you 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.
The discretionary fund is specifically is used to help families as needs arise. If you would like to donate specifically to this (up and beyond your normal giving) earmark checks "Deacon's Fund,"
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.