Whether on the silver screen or in person, we are glad you're here - especially those online!
THIS WEEK IS THE REAWAKENING CONFERENCE, "PUTTING ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT," OCTOBER 8-9
This diocesan-wide conference will have tremendous worship, prayer ministry, and workshops assisting our church to evangelize the broader community. Interested? Check out the brochure here. This is a password protected space. If you are in need of the password email Bill here.
OTOBER MISSION OF THE MONTH: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
WE ARE ANGLICANS FOR LIFE
Many don't realize we are a definitive pro-life church. We pray for and support the unborn, unwed mothers, and the sanctity of human life every Sunday. The ministry that we are most attached to is called Anglicans for Life. A second, more local ministry we support is Aspire Women's Center. Pray for the unborn.
THE BISHOP IS COMING! THE BISHOP IS COMING!
On November 14 we will be hosting Bishop Andrew as he visits to Confirm and Revive those desiring to become Anglican and install Pastors Bill and Cinnamon officially here at Andover. One service @ 10:00 AM, with a special reception to follow. If you would like to be confirmed or received on this day please speak with Bill.
Vestry meets next week, October 14th. Pray for your leaders to hear the Lord and maintain vision. Pray against the enemy who would like to thwart the good things happening. And pray for the church, God's city on the hill in Andover!
HOW TO PRAY FOR OUR CHURCH
Here is a wonderful prayer from the prayer book to pray when thinking about our church family:
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.
IS CHURCH LEADERSHIP IN YOUR FUTURE?
In January we will be looking to fill four positions on the Vestry. Two are for two years, two will serve for three. Vestry leadership oversees the business end of the church and thus business leaders, those savvy with getting things done, those skilled with "left-brained" gifts are especially welcomed. See Alice, our Senior Warden, for more information.
This weekend will change you life and free you from sin, shame, and spiritual baggage so yo can be a brilliant witness for Christ to the world. A near perfect follow up for those who have completed ALPHA.
Women's Encounter: November 19 - 21, 2021
Men's Encounter: December 3 - 5, 2021
Diocesan information page here. See Pastor Cinnamon for more information.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OTHERS
Both the ALPHA program and Encounter Weekends provide a full weekend where God's love is revealed. Many cannot afford such an experience and look for partial scholarships to make it happen. If you would like to give so that others may receive, please see Donna T.
Jef D. and others are working to make your website easier to navigate and more attractive to the cyber-visitor. Things will be changed around a bit in the weeks to come. The biggest change thus far is that the pages relevant to our church family (i.e. directory, master schedules, prayer hive, vestry minutes, 2021 budget, and so on) are now found under the Members Only tab here.
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).
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.
The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Week of October 3, 2021
8:00 AM Communion
10:00 AM Communion